gutter bitch

16:31 May 11, 2018
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English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / adult romance novel
English term or phrase: gutter bitch
"Given that Valencia was nothing if not a gutter bitch, her liaison with Ulbrecht made sense in a weird way, as some kind of twisted match made in hell."

Pensei em "vaca de terceira categoria". O que os colegas opinam? Alguma outra sugestão? A tradução é para PT-Br.
Oliveira Simões
United States
Local time: 07:56


Summary of answers provided
4prostituta de beco
Joao Luis Manga
4uma cadela da sarjeta
airmailrpl
3mulherzinha de baixo nível
expressisverbis


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prostituta de beco


Explanation:
Congratulations on your euphemism!
Gutter means lowly places. In Brazil, beco.
You can increase the level of offensiveness by upgrading the noun, you know how. It depends on your text.
Good luck.

Joao Luis Manga
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mulherzinha de baixo nível


Explanation:
Outra sugestão em PT-PT, uma vez que "gutter" é "sarjeta" ou "valeta" e se encontra num nível inferior, no fundo, em baixo.
Por outro lado, se a personagem realmente não é uma meretriz, penso que "mulherzinha" (que por acaso transmite igualmente o sentido de prostituta ou mulher de má vida), traduz bem o sentido de "ordinária" (mau carácter, sem valor).
É uma forma mais elegante e mais educada de injuriar a "pobre" da Valencia.

4. [Depreciativo] Mulher considerada ordinária ou de má vida.
"mulherzinha", in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa [em linha], 2008-2013, https://www.priberam.pt/dlpo/mulherzinha [consultado em 11-05-2018].



expressisverbis
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uma cadela da sarjeta


Explanation:
gutter bitch => uma cadela da sarjeta

airmailrpl
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