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In English we say "I am hungry" ... in Spanish "I have hunger" ... in some African languages "Hunger is killing me." Interesting how culture impact how we express our needs.

SKH78 8 Aug 7
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In portuguese we can use the 3 forms, the 2 firsts means the same thing and is a matter of style. The last one means you are really hungry.
Also the "am" is the "state" version of the verb to be "estar" and not the characteristic version "ser" (yes in pt there are 2 very different verbs that in english is only one)

Pedrohbds Level 7 Jan 7, 2020
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My old Irish language used 'tรก ocras orm' - there is hunger on me.

brentan Level 8 Aug 8, 2019
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I tend towards the African saying..๐Ÿ˜

Charlene Level 9 Aug 7, 2019
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In Australia we say "I could eat the arse out of a low flying duck".

powder Level 8 Aug 7, 2019

Yes, the Aussies always express ideas more elegantly than anyone else.

@David_Cooper that's because we are full of it......culture that is ๐Ÿ˜‰

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