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era frentista e cuidava de uma chácara e de um sobrado

English translation: gas station attendant

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Portuguese term or phrase:frentista
English translation:gas station attendant
Entered by: nmoraes (X)

12:30 Feb 19, 2002
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Portuguese term or phrase: era frentista e cuidava de uma chácara e de um sobrado
trecho de um conto
andrea
he was a gas station attendant and caretaker for a country house and a two-storey house
Explanation:
In Braziian PT frentista is a gas station attendant. If your PT is from Portugal, than it could be anything. A chácara is usually a simple house in the country with some land where food is grown, but food growing is not the principal purpose of the land (unlike a sítio). A sobrado is, literally, a two-storey house, but sounds too specific for the phrase, so perhaps just a house. You could say "small farm and house" to keep it simple and still give the same idea. It is not clear if the sobrado is at the chácara or not from the short excerpt.
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4 +3he was a gas station attendant and caretaker for a country house and a two-storey house
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he was a gas station attendant and caretaker for a country house and a two-storey house


Explanation:
In Braziian PT frentista is a gas station attendant. If your PT is from Portugal, than it could be anything. A chácara is usually a simple house in the country with some land where food is grown, but food growing is not the principal purpose of the land (unlike a sítio). A sobrado is, literally, a two-storey house, but sounds too specific for the phrase, so perhaps just a house. You could say "small farm and house" to keep it simple and still give the same idea. It is not clear if the sobrado is at the chácara or not from the short excerpt.

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