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08:39 Sep 25, 2011
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
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Portuguese term or phrase: ao que isto chegou!!
expression of indignation regarding what things have come to/turned out. E.G. and old-fashioned person would use the expression regarding the freedom young girls enjoy nowadays
MARIANNE HARPSØE CORREIA
Portugal
Local time: 10:14
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Summary of answers provided
5were this went..how this turned out
airmailrpl
4 +1things have come to a pretty pass
MARK ROBERTSON
4 +1what is the world coming to!
Nick Taylor
3 +1to think it's come to this!Georgia Morgan
3how did we come to this !!!
Verginia Ophof


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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
were this went..how this turned out


Explanation:
ao que isto chegou!! => were this went..how this turned out

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 08:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 56

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Nina_PT: were?
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
things have come to a pretty pass


Explanation:
This is an equivalent English idiom, which expresses the same idea of dismay at the deterioration of a state of affairs.

MARK ROBERTSON
Local time: 10:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: in view of the context this is definitely the best so far. Tks


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  T o b i a s : In OED "1970 Brewer's Dict. Phr. & Fable (rev. ed.) 808/1 A pretty pass, a difficult or deplorable state of affairs."
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
to think it's come to this!


Explanation:
HIH

Georgia Morgan
Portugal
Local time: 10:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Verginia Ophof: you hit the nail on the head !!!
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
how did we come to this !!!


Explanation:
how did we get to this sorry state ?


    Reference: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/come+to+this
Verginia Ophof
Belize
Local time: 04:14
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 32
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
what is the world coming to!


Explanation:
what is the world coming to!

Nick Taylor
Local time: 10:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jack_speak: This was my first thought, though maybe with a question mark - "... coming to?!"
1 hr
  -> Yes in deed! Thanks
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