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Vai plantar batata


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18:31 Jul 19, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: Vai plantar batata
Can't quite come up with the right nuance in English. Staff
Local time: 07:43

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na +1Leave me alone!Griffiths
naGet lost !
na -1Potato plantation
Roomy Naqvy



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Potato plantation

Just trying to make intelligent guesses:

1. Planting potatos
2. Potato plantation

Any other context, sir?

Roomy F Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
Local time: 20:13
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi

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disagree  DrSantos: Gozação ou ignorância?
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Leave me alone!

Dear Anand,
Such expression is used in Brazil when someone wants to say to another person to get away from his/her presence and do something more interesting then staying around. I wouldn\'t know what expression could be a good equivalent in North American English. However, in British English you could use the following alternatives depending on the context:

1)Leave me alone!

2)Go forth and multiply ( a polite way of saying piss off)

3) A rude alternative: Piss off

The important bit of this expression, as I said before, is one person saying in a jokingly way to another, to find something more interesting to do.

I hope this will help you to reach a decision.

    I am a native Brazilian living in UK . Good Knowledge and deep interest in both cultures
Local time: 15:43
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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Get lost !

Just another way of saying, go away, leave me alone. I heard it somewhere in an angry tone of voice. It seems adequate.

Good luck!

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