KudoZ home » English to Portuguese » Poetry & Literature

He wasn´t calling to Jack.

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
19:36 Nov 1, 2008
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Literatura juvenil
English term or phrase: He wasn´t calling to Jack.
He was a bit strange-looking, but he clearly wasn´t calling to Jack.
Beth Guimaraes
Brazil
Local time: 00:09
Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
4 +4ele não estava chamando pelo Jack
Marcos Antonio
5 -1ele não estava gritando com o Jackmarco lessa
4 -1Ele não estava intimando / convocando / evocando Jack.Heloisa Xavier


  

Answers


1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
he wasn´t calling to jack.
Ele não estava intimando / convocando / evocando Jack.


Explanation:
11. to summon by or as if by divine command: He felt called to the ministry.
12. to summon to an office, duty, etc.: His country called him to the colors.
13. to cause to come; bring: to call to mind; to call into existence.

What do you think of the suggestions above? Do they fit the context?



    Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/call
Heloisa Xavier
Argentina
Local time: 00:09
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  marco lessa: chamar a depor=call in evidence;mandar chamar=send for;convocar=call (up) upon; summon.evocar=call to mind; call up=imagine, recollect./call (pop) go to lavatory
3 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer

1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
he wasn´t calling to jack.
ele não estava chamando pelo Jack


Explanation:
Sug.

Literal

Marcos Antonio
Local time: 00:09
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 234
Notes to answerer
Asker: 3.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sidra
7 hrs
  -> Obrigado, Layla. Um ótimo domingo

agree  Isabel Maria Almeida
17 hrs
  -> Obrigado, Isabel

agree  Heloisa Xavier
1 day1 hr
  -> Obrigado, Heloísa

agree  soaresmary: soaresmary
1 day15 hrs
  -> Obrigado, Soaresmary.
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer

4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
he wasn´t calling to jack.
ele não estava gritando com o Jack


Explanation:
call v. t. cry, shout, speak loudly; cry to (person).
Tutor's tip: When she saw the caul (part of the membrane around a fetus), she dropped it in a cawl (wooden basket) and went to call (to phone) the doctor.
Chamar o Jack seria:call over/round Jack; mandar chamar=to send for; Chamaram por mim= they called for me; Chamaram-no já por duas vezes! You have been called twice already!



--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 19 hrs (2008-11-02 15:26:57 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

GRITAR=to CRY, SHOUT, clamour; ele gritou comigo=he shouted at me;ele gritou para mim=he shouted to me; não grite comigo= don't shout at me; to bawl, to exclaim, TO CALL, to cry for help, to scream, yell, screech, sqeal, to roar, to howl, yawl, protest, vociferate, thunder, storm (Michaelis).
To say in a loud voice:called my name from across the street; order; label:nobody calls me a liar.(A. Heritage)
Call=summons, convocation, appeal, demand, duty, need, invitation, visit,yell, SHOUT, whisper, trumpet; CRY=shout, utterance, CALL, blare, boo, boohoo, bray, cackle, howl, roar, screack, screech, shriek, sqeal, wail, whoop, YELL, BELLOW, SHOUT, SCREAM.(Alien's Synonyms and Antonyms).
CRY= vocifarate, RAISE ONE'S VOICE (Roget's).

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 19 hrs (2008-11-02 15:29:59 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

I MEAN: VOCIFERATE/SQUEAL.


--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 20 hrs (2008-11-02 16:30:48 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

idioms:
a close call escapar por pouco
call a halt mandar parar, opor-se a
call a spade a spade ser direto
call back retornar ligação, revogar
call box telefone (m) público de emergência
call down mandar descer, repreender
call for pedir, mandar chamar alguém, precisar de
call forth trazer à tona
call girl garota (f) de programa
call in mandar entregar, consultar, retirar
call in question duvidar, fazer exame oral
call in sick telefonar para o trabalho de alguém para informar que o funcionário está doente
call into being criar
call into question questionar
call it a day dar por encerrado
call it quits desistir
call names xingar
call number número (m) de ordem
call off cancelar
call on visitar
call on to pedir ajuda
call out gritar, desafiar
call sign código (m) de letras
call the tune dar as ordens
call to account pedir explicações
call to mind relembrar
call to order abrir a sessão
call up relembrar, telefonar, reunir, gritar
call upon visitar, exigir
call upon to pedir ajuda
make a call telefonar
on call pronto para pagamento
pay a call on visitar
reverse charge call chamada a cobrar
there is no call for não haver necessidade
toll call ligação (f) interurbana
trunk call ligação (f) pela linha tronco
voting by call votação (f) nominal
*********************************************************************
I think your criticism was uncalled-for. Do convince me of the comtrary...

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2 days15 hrs (2008-11-04 11:25:37 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

I say, contrary.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2 days16 hrs (2008-11-04 11:46:33 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

I say, vociferate.
*********************************************************************
By the way, where is Mr Oh? He didn't answer my question. Why can't I reply to a 'replyer'? Is there such word in English?
*********************************************************************
Uso do artido definido, em PTBR.
Usa-se o artigo definido para exprimir no singular a idéia de plural de um gênero, grupo, ou substância: Veja O dicionário; e não, veja dicionário.
"O sertanejo é antes de tudo um forte."


--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2 days16 hrs (2008-11-04 11:48:21 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Melhor seria: Vê o dicionário.

marco lessa
Brazil
Local time: 00:09
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 40

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Heloisa Xavier: Never heard of "Call To" as "Gritar Com". Those who Gritam Com Alguém, Yell At, Scream At Someone. I do not believe this is what the sentences means.
14 hrs
  -> Dear colleague: Your doubt give us a good opportunity to we both open our dics.Call = loud shout to sb.(Macmillan). Cry, shout, speak loudly, cry to (person)(Concise Oxford). To utter one's voice loudly and distinctly; to shout. cry; (Shorter Oxford).
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer




Return to KudoZ list


Changes made by editors
Nov 1, 2008 - Changes made by lexical:
Language pairPortuguese to English » English to Portuguese


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search