Article: Some brazilian-portuguese slangs
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rothig  Identity Verified
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In my point of view, in spite of a promise "to be continued", there are too few slang expressions or idioms to justify this being called an "article". As it is now, it's just a - let's say - curiosity.

Another point is the fact that it tries to explain with formal wording what is said very colloquially in Portuguese, whilst it could have been translated into the same level in English by giving it the similar slang meanings. For example, abelhudo - nosy or busy-body, abrir o bico - spit it out, achar o fio da meada - to find a clue, baleia - puffy, custar os olhos da cara - cost an arm and a leg, etc...

It is a great idea, though. So I suggest this "article" to be published and put available to everybody in a personal glossary where, by the way, it will be much more usefull than hidden here, among articles we only read when we have time, not when we are busy, looking for help - when it would actually be much more necessary.

[Edited at 2009-11-09 23:26 GMT]


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