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23:38 Dec 6, 2010
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
Portuguese term or phrase: ficar de DP
"Ficar de DP" in Brazil means that you flunked a certain course in college and will have to take that subject again.

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Summary of answers provided
4to have to resit the exam
Paul Dixon
4will have to retake (school subject)Fernando Okabe Biazibeti
3Scholastic Probation
Ivan Rocha, CT


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Scholastic Probation


Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scholastic_probation

Ivan Rocha, CT
Canada
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Shirley Leite
27 mins
  -> Grato, Shirley.

disagree  Carlos Quandt: it's not really the same thing. "DP" is just when a student fails one subject and has to take it again
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will have to retake (school subject)


Explanation:
That's how I'd put it.

Fernando Okabe Biazibeti
Brazil
Local time: 13:06
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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to have to resit the exam


Explanation:
This is the best solution. If you "ficar de DP" you do not necessarily have to take the whole subject syllabus again. In my experience, in Brazil there is normally a resit of an exam to give you the chance of passing. Some people call it "recuperação".

I have found the following as an answer to a yahoo answers question:

"Com dp você passa de ano e fica devendo a matéria do anos anterior, precisando fazer provas, entregar trabalhos e obter nota para passar naquela matéria. Se for mal nas provas e nem entregar os trabalhos, você será reprovado e voltará um ano. Ex: Se você ficou com uma matéria em dp no ano passado, na 6ª série, este ano vai fazer a 7ª série devendo uma matéria da 6ª série. Se for aprovado no fim deste, você vai para a 8ª série no ano que vem. Porém, se você não fizer o trabalho de dp e não obtiver a nota mínima de avaliação, será reprovado e, no ano que vem, voltará para a 6ª série, perdendo 2 anos. Trate de estudar e fazer os trabalhos."

Example sentence(s):
  • Ele ficou de dp em Álgebra 3 mas conseguiu passar.

    Reference: http://br.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=2010070812441...
Paul Dixon
Brazil
Local time: 13:06
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