"Variety is the spice of life"

Portuguese translation: A variedade é o sal da vida

09:36 May 8, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: "Variety is the spice of life"
This is a saying and I need a portuguese one with the same meaning.
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Portuguese translation:A variedade é o sal da vida
Explanation:
You could also say "A variedade é o que dá gosto à vida".
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BCaruso
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Muito obrigado.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1A variedade é o que dá sabor à vida
Maria Eugenia Farre
naA variedade é o tempero da vida
Silvio Picinini
na"A variedade é fonte que mata a sede."
Fabiano Cid (X)
naA variedade é o sal da vida
BCaruso
naA variedade é o tempero da vida
Jorge Freire
naVariedade é o tempero da vida.
Ivan Costa Pinto


  

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9 mins
Variedade é o tempero da vida.


Explanation:
Spice is employed here as any seasoning, so, in Portuguese the word which best describes the idea of seasoning is 'tempero'.

Ivan Costa Pinto
Brazil
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9 mins
A variedade é o tempero da vida


Explanation:
It seems that the expression means that variety gives a better "taste" to life. I think that would fot in the context

Jorge Freire
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12 mins
A variedade é o sal da vida


Explanation:
You could also say "A variedade é o que dá gosto à vida".

BCaruso
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Ab primeira tentativa enquadra-se perfeitamente no contexto0.
Muito obrigado.
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24 mins
"A variedade é fonte que mata a sede."


Explanation:
According to Dicionário de Provérbios, by Lacerda, Lacerda and Abreu, there are some sayings in Portuguese that correspond to the English request:

"A variedade deleita - nem sempre galinha, nem sempre rainha," "A variedade é fonte que mata a sede," "Mudança descansa," "Nem sempre galinha, nem sempre sardinha," and "Tudo enfada, só a variedade recreia."

I must confess that I am not familiar to any of them, but my choice was taken from the one that sounds better and is a bit more sophisticated. If however "Variety is the spice of life" is a popular and unsophisticated saying, I would suggest "Mudança descansa" or even "Nem sempre galinha, sem sempre sardinha."

Good luck!

Fabiano Cid (X)
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49 mins peer agreement (net): +1
A variedade é o que dá sabor à vida


Explanation:
Just an idea. I was also thinking of 'o que seria do azul se todos gostassem do amarelo', but I guess this is more in tune with 'it takes all kinds to make the world'...

Good luck

Maria Eugenia

Maria Eugenia Farre
Brazil
Local time: 17:50
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5 hrs
A variedade é o tempero da vida


Explanation:
Encontrei exemplos na Internet da expressão em português.

Silvio Picinini
United States
Local time: 13:50
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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