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Portuguese term or phrase:Maço
English translation:bunch
Entered by: Flavia Martins dos Santos
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17:42 Mar 21, 2007
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary / Food
Portuguese term or phrase: Maço
Fui ao supermercado comprar um maço de couve e outro de salsinha.
Flavia Martins dos Santos
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5head of cabbage
Rosene Zaros
4 +1a OR some / bunch
Paula Vaz-Carreiro
Marcel F

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Marcel F
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a OR some / bunch

As far as I know, in English we would never apply the word "maçao", which basically means a bunch to cabbage, you can, however, apply it to parsley.

So this is how I would translate it:

I went to the supermarket to by some/a cabbage and a bunch of parley.


Note added at 19 mins (2007-03-21 18:02:36 GMT)

sorry - above I meant "maço"

The reason we wouldn't say a bunch of cabbage, is because you never see just cabbage leaves tied in a bunch, neither in supermarkets nor in markets, not really. What is for sale is always a whole cabbage.

Paula Vaz-Carreiro
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Asker: Me desculpe mas aqui no Brasil quando vmos fazer feijoada compramos sim couve manteiga em maço. Thnaks for the suggestion

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neutral  Fernando Domeniconi: You are right, Paula, but cabbage is repolho, couve is kale / I think cabbage can be couve too. And to be honest, I believe couve manteiga is collard, not kale. Bit confusing :)
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  -> I see what you mean, but I have always been used, since I was a child, to call repolhos couves...

agree  Marcel F
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  -> Thanks a lot Marcel
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head of cabbage

In the United States, we say we are buying a "head" of cabbage.

Rosene Zaros
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