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16:03 Feb 12, 2012
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
English term or phrase: Mother May I?
É um jogo de crianças, alguém sabe o nome em português?

One player plays the "mother", "father" or "captain". The other players are the "children" or "crewmembers". To begin the game, the mother or father stands at one end of a room, while all the children line up at the other end. The children take turns asking "Mother/Father, may I ____?" and makes a movement suggestion. For example, one might ask, "Mother/Father, may I take five steps forward?" The mother/father either replies "Yes, you may" or "No, you may not do that, but you may _____ instead" and inserts his/her own suggestion. The players usually move closer to the mother/father but are sometimes led farther away. Even if the mother/father makes an unfavorable suggestion, the child must still perform it. The first of the children to reach the location of the mother/father wins the game. That child then becomes the mother/father himself, the original mother/father becomes a child, and a new round begins.

Mairo Vergara
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4Mamãe, será que eu posso?Marlene Curtis
3Mamã dá licença!
João de Andrade / www.trasla.com

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mother may i?
Mamã dá licença!



Note added at 1 hora (2012-02-12 17:07:37 GMT)


João de Andrade / www.trasla.com
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mother may i?
Mamãe, será que eu posso?


Diria assim em português do Brasil.

Marlene Curtis
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