próprio

11:15 Oct 10, 2018
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / flight and aviation
Portuguese term or phrase: próprio
Voar é próprio das aves, mas nos insectos, nos mamíferos, nos peixes, nos vegetais, há voo. Nas pedras há voo.
This is from a literary text about flight.
I am thinking "Flight is natural to birds" but I would like to know your suggestions.
Many thanks.
Abigail Elvins
Portugal
Local time: 23:25


Summary of answers provided
5"most" (birds) are imbued with the inherent ability (to fly)
Nick Taylor
4 +1characteristic of
Eunice Brandão
4 +1inherent
Katarina Peters
4a prerrogative of the birds
Mario Freitas
3properly
T o b i a s


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characteristic of


Explanation:
Acho que também poderíamos dizer “natural to”. Ou seja, “flying is natural to birds”

Eunice Brandão
Brazil
Local time: 19:25
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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agree  Gilmar Fernandes
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properly


Explanation:
I believe you might be mistakenly attributing the Francis Bacon quote, “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present,” to the painter (Francis Bacon, 1909-1992), when it is properly of the philosopher, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626).
https://www.healing-power-of-art.org/art-and-quotes-by-famou...

Meekness is properly of the heart; it is the safety valve of anger; it keeps the hot blood of the heart at a normal temperature.
https://catholicsaints.info/the-heart-of-the-gospel-by-fathe...

'worry' - The act of biting and shaking an animal so as to injure or kill it. (Properly of hounds when they seize their quarry.)
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T o b i a s
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inherent


Explanation:
...flying is inherent to birds...

Katarina Peters
Canada
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Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian, Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  airmailrpl: inherent to
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a prerrogative of the birds


Explanation:
Sugestão

Mario Freitas
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"most" (birds) are imbued with the inherent ability (to fly)


Explanation:
"most" (birds) are imbued with the inherent ability (to fly)

Nick Taylor
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