VERB TENSE AND ASPECT: Translating English Perfect Tenses to Portuguese

Madalena Araújo


This article displays a comprehensive reading of aspectual theory, followed by
an attempt to correlate different verb systems. Based on Yule (1998) in English and on Bechara (2004) in Portuguese, the way from theoretical to contextualized analysis was discovered. Finally, a comparative reading of Orwell’s Animal Farm translations has shown how a translator can make inadequate choices if he/she is not aware of semantics.

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ISSN eletrônico: 2236-4013

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Instituto de Letras
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500, CEP 91540-000
Porto Alegre - RS