Cabelo a meia haste

English translation: hair halfway to her shoulders

03:38 Jul 14, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Portuguese term or phrase: Cabelo a meia haste
Pequena, cabelo a meia haste e óculos redondos, Rita tem um ar sé ......
Sue Simons (X)
Local time: 07:26
English translation:hair halfway to her shoulders
Explanation:
This would be the most idiomatic English rendering. -- Best, HC
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 23:26
Grading comment
Thanks - that makes sense, but what a way to describe someone's hair! Sue.
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Summary of answers provided
nahair halfway to her shoulders
Heathcliff
nahalfway up hair
alucia (X)
nahalf shoulder hair
Telesforo Fernandez (X)
nahair at half mast
Phillip Berryman


  

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39 mins
hair at half mast


Explanation:
I think that's the literal meaning; question is whether it has that whimsical sound in the original and whether it conveys the same effect in English.

Phillip Berryman
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1 hr
half shoulder hair


Explanation:
Muito boa sorte

Telesforo Fernandez (X)
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4 hrs
halfway up hair


Explanation:
The solution might be something more phonetically alike than a literal translation. I've never seen the term in question used to describe hair or hair-do's, and I believe the author used it for the sound. Good luck.

alucia (X)
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8 hrs
hair halfway to her shoulders


Explanation:
This would be the most idiomatic English rendering. -- Best, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 23:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231
Grading comment
Thanks - that makes sense, but what a way to describe someone's hair! Sue.
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