Interpretation of meaning
Thread poster: Jofiel

Romanian to Portuguese
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Feb 24, 2015

I need the help of a brazilian Portuguese speaker for the interpretation of 2 sentences from a small brazilian cartoon "Fabula da Corrupcao". Here is the link
I can't understand the following sentences from the bigining - "Tirava seu suspeito dum pequeno mercadinho"
and "Joao era todo um cao". What versions of possible interpretations could they have. Thanks!


United States
Local time: 06:57
Translate Sentences Feb 27, 2015

Hi Jofiel,

I have seen this video. As you said you did not understood beginning sentences. I have mentioned it below. I hope it helps you.

Meaning of "Tirava seu suspeito dum pequeno mercadinho" is "Took his suspect of a small grocery store” and Meaning of "Joao era todo um cao" is "Joao was all a dog"


Romanian to Portuguese
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Tirava seu suspeito dum pequeno mercadinho Feb 27, 2015

It's how i translated them but still Joao is the name of the man in the cartoon how can he be also the dog unless it's the dog's name as well?
I translated simply "Joao has a dog" not to create confusion in understanding.
I asked native portuguease speakers from Portugal and they couldn't tell me any idea of meaning of these two sentences. Anyway thank you!


Fabio M. Caldas  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:57
English to Portuguese
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Wrong transcription/understading Mar 3, 2015

Dear Jofiel,

You didn't get it right. The narrator said:

"Tirava seu SUSTENTO de um pequeno mercadinho"

"João era o DONO de um cão"


Fábio M. Caldas


Romanian to Portuguese
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Tirava seu sustento dum pequeno mercadinho Mar 3, 2015

that's it, i could not understand the pronunciation correctly, the bad thing is that the native portuguese speakers from Portugal couldn't understand or they were lasy to listen properly) and i couldn't interpret it corectly in the result.
Thank you very much for help!


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