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Vai plantar batata

English translation: Give me a break!

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18:26 Jul 19, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Portuguese term or phrase: Vai plantar batata
Can't quite come up with the right nuance in English.
ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 20:11
English translation:Give me a break!
Explanation:

When u are exasperated with someone in Brazil, you can use the expression 'va plantar batatas' and, luckily that one will find something else more interesting to do than bother you.


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Griffiths
Local time: 04:11
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Give me a break!Griffiths
na +1get lost!
Regina Boltz
na +1Go jump off a dockHeather Laidlaw
na +1That's enough! Lay off!
suesimons
navai plantar batataxxxcoisado
naLook at the lilies in the fieldDrSantos
naGet a life!
Gino Amaral


  

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17 mins
Get a life!


Explanation:
That, I believe, express the broad meaning of it.

Gino Amaral
Brazil
Local time: 01:11
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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2 hrs
vai plantar batata


Explanation:
very similar to get out here! Equivalent to vai catar macaco.

xxxcoisado
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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
That's enough! Lay off!


Explanation:
I wanted to say "go to hell!" because that is the translation depending on tone of text. But the program wouldnt let me - too offensive - but that is the drift. Hope this helps.

suesimons
Local time: 04:11
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 966

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agree  DrSantos: também me censuraram, não deixaram, incrível
15 hrs
  -> Lay off!
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9 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Go jump off a dock


Explanation:
Or "Go suck on an egg." Probably many more quaint expressions to the same effect.

Heather Laidlaw

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agree  DrSantos
11 hrs
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16 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Give me a break!


Explanation:

When u are exasperated with someone in Brazil, you can use the expression 'va plantar batatas' and, luckily that one will find something else more interesting to do than bother you.





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Griffiths
Local time: 04:11
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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agree  DrSantos
5 hrs

agree  Chantalle
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21 hrs
Look at the lilies in the field


Explanation:
É claro que não é, mas censuraram tudo o que sugeri, mas deixaram passar algo do Griffiths. Não acredito, se um dia tiver que traduzir literatura, não vou poder usar termos rudes.
No entanto, filmes americanos e romances estão cheios de palavrões - quem traduz tudo isso? Dois pesos e duas medidas?

DrSantos
Local time: 05:11
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get lost!


Explanation:
= go away

O sentido de "vá plantar batata!" é stop bugging me and go away.
Expressões semelhantes: "vá catar coquinho", "vai ver se eu estou na esquina".


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Regina Boltz
Brazil
Local time: 02:11
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 8

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agree  Chantalle
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