conta

13:16 Aug 21, 2020
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Sheep shearing
Portuguese term or phrase: conta
I think this is a term used in the Azores, where this takes place.
It appears three times throughout the whole video.

'um ia às vacas e o outro ia à conta'
'chamava-se a conta'
'era a terra do milho que tinha erva das contas'

They're talking about sheep shearing.
I can't find this anywhere and I've never heard this term before.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Tania Pires
Portugal
Local time: 01:15


Summary of answers provided
4to the tall oat grass meadow
Nick Taylor
4bead / beads / beading
Danilo Santana


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1 day 7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
bead / beads / beading


Explanation:
Hello, I would like to have some more context, but this is what I found:

I would say this refers to beads for adornments - contas de miçanga.

'um ia às vacas e o outro ia à conta' - Faz sentido, pelo que vejo no contexto que você colocou, já que parece um cenário de trabalho: um está indo cuidar das vacas enquanto o outro vai às contas (esse outro está indo fazer miçangas - contas de miçanga - para vender, por exemplo)

'era a terra do milho que tinha erva das contas' : In this cropland one would find herbs used in these contas (beads) for adornments.

I would like to see some more context.

Example sentence(s):
  • the other one would do the beadwork
  • the other one would do some bead embroidery

    https://www.dicio.com.br/conta/
    https://www.amandala.com.br/categoria/2218513/contasmiangas_/?nome_produto=&preco=&marca=&frete_gratis=0&lancamento=0&categoria=&ordenacao=a
Danilo Santana
Brazil
Local time: 23:15
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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3 days 7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
to the tall oat grass meadow


Explanation:
to the tall oat grass meadow

Nick Taylor
Local time: 01:15
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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