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passe a prática de um or dois beijinhos

English translation: once they've got used to/got the hang of

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09:46 Aug 28, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Portuguese term or phrase: passe a prática de um or dois beijinhos
E um acto comum, e, passe a prática de um or dois beijinhos, os portugueses em muitas sitauçoes utilizam esta forma de cumprimento com pessoas até desconhecidas.

I don't know exactly what is meant - within the context of the sentence - by the phrase
"passe a prática de um or dois beijinhos".

Tahnks for your help in advance.
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 13:10
English translation:once they've got used to/got the hang of
Explanation:
...the idea being that they EVEN do it with people they've never met before, as they get their confidence up!!
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Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:10
Grading comment
Precisely the kind of interpretation I needed (I know about who kisses who where!), but I'm still not too sure how exactly to translate the sentence. However, at least I've got something to go on.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2Spread the two cheek kisses greetings ritual
Vivian
na +1once they've got used to/got the hang of
Daniel Marcus
nastarting using or doing the ritualIlona Dako
naif we consider the habit of greeting someone with a couple of kisses
jsavage


  

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21 mins
if we consider the habit of greeting someone with a couple of kisses


Explanation:
Could this idea help?

jsavage
Local time: 12:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 50
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28 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Spread the two cheek kisses greetings ritual


Explanation:
It's a form of greeting, either when arriving or leaving, the 2 persons kisses each other in the cheek (both sides, it's like a ritual

Vivian
United States
Local time: 07:10
PRO pts in pair: 100

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DrSantos: Isso mesmo, os saxões não beijam, ou dão só um beijo
1 hr

agree  airmailrpl: e os Russos 'machões' é beijão na boca mesma
10 days
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
once they've got used to/got the hang of


Explanation:
...the idea being that they EVEN do it with people they've never met before, as they get their confidence up!!

Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:10
PRO pts in pair: 136
Grading comment
Precisely the kind of interpretation I needed (I know about who kisses who where!), but I'm still not too sure how exactly to translate the sentence. However, at least I've got something to go on.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Heathcliff: Perfect. This is how the translating mind should work!
1 day 30 mins
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21 hrs
starting using or doing the ritual


Explanation:
Again, without the real context it is a difficult thing to do..

I understand that once you start doing it .... and then the explanation why people do have this practice...

Portuguese as Brazilians, have the natural way of kissing in the cheeks when meeting nwe people and specially so when meeting old friends.. a way of breaking the ice and being more approachable... so it seems that passe here means begin using it or doing it..

I am a native Brazilian who also lived in Portugal



Ilona Dako
United States
Local time: 06:10
PRO pts in pair: 28
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