"Há mais de uma maneira pelar/descascar um gato".

17:26 Dec 16, 2010
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism / Terminology
Portuguese term or phrase: "Há mais de uma maneira pelar/descascar um gato".
I was originally thinking along the lines of "There's more than one way to skin a cat", but apparently in Portuguese that is "Quem não tem cachorro nem gato põe a cara no mato".
So that's obviously completely out of the question.
Any elucidation from any luminaries out there gratefully received.
Oliver Toogood
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:10

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5 +5There´s more than one way to skin a cat
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There´s more than one way to skin a cat

Yes, just that, Oliver.

Local time: 10:10
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Native speaker of: English

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agree  meirs: Yes - but the felines do not agree :-)
1 min
  -> Tough on the cats!!

agree  jacktwo
32 mins
  -> Mtks

agree  Katarina Peters
38 mins
  -> Mtks Katarina

agree  Paula Vaz-Carreiro
3 hrs
  -> Obrigada, Paula-Vaz

agree  Amy Duncan (X)
21 hrs
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