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02:13 Feb 14, 2005
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English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
Linguistics / Movie
English term or phrase: born to hang
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-There's a lot of things I am, but pretty ain't one of them.
-Oh, I don't know.
-My Auntie May says I'm born to HANG.

O que significa esse hang?
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Summary of answers provided
3tenho o destino traçadoElza Santos
3nasci para ficar a toa
Eduardo Queiroz
3nasci para andar por aíAntónio Ribeiro
3nasci para ser enforcado?
AlphaMike


  

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nasci para ser enforcado?


Explanation:
depende muito da personalidade da pessoa (personagem). será que a minha resposta ajuda?

hang até pode ser chatear, do género de ser alguém tão dependente de outrém que se "cola" ao ponto de ... ebulição da outra... :)

como é esse personagem??... isso é que é preciso ver

:)

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nasci para andar por aí


Explanation:
Outra sugestão.

António Ribeiro
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nasci para ficar a toa


Explanation:
o contexto limitado dificulta; se esta pessoa tiver a fama de ser meio vagabunda, este seria o significado de hang; se ela for do tipo que vai se dar mal, ficaria com o enforcado (enforcar-se).

Eduardo Queiroz
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tenho o destino traçado


Explanation:
"if you're born to hang, you won't drown" means fate controls how we die; we do not control the time and cause of our death


    Reference: http://home.t-online.de/home/toni.goeller/idiom_wm/id319.htm
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