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English translation: novel ; soap opera

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05:29 Sep 27, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: novela
How can I write this word in English?
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English translation:novel ; soap opera
Explanation:
novel - if you're talking about a book.

soap opera - talking about "Novela de TV"
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vcolaco
Portugal
Local time: 13:08
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Summary of answers provided
nasoap operacamila
naNovel, Novelette, Novella
Roomy Naqvy
nasoap operaGriffiths
nanovel ; soap operavcolaco


  

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2 mins
novel ; soap opera


Explanation:
novel - if you're talking about a book.

soap opera - talking about "Novela de TV"


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vcolaco
Portugal
Local time: 13:08
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 16
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José Malaquias
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11 mins
soap opera


Explanation:

That is the only possibility if you are talking about novela on TV. The origin of the word sopa opera is linked with the fact that it was a washing powder product to sponsor the first "novela" on TV.

Griffiths
Local time: 13:08
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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1 hr
Novel, Novelette, Novella


Explanation:
I thought that was easy--a give away...the root word seemed to make it clear. You have not provided a context for the word.

If you go to the Merriam Webster Dictionary site at www.m-w.com, you could find the meaning.

I am giving you meanings from the Webster dictionary site.

1. Main Entry: nov·el·ette
Function: noun
Date: 1814

2. Main Entry: no·vel·la
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural novellas or no·vel·le /-'ve-lE/
Etymology: Italian, from feminine of novello new, from Latin novellus
Date: 1898
a) plural novelle : a story with a compact and pointed plot
b) plural usually novellas : a work of fiction intermediate in length and complexity between a short story and a novel


    1. www.m-w.com
Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 18:38
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
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50 days
soap opera


Explanation:
soap opera is when you are talking about TV, but if you are talking about a book, it seems to Portuguese and a lot of people use to make mistakes with the word novel, the wrong one in this case.
so, in this case: soap opera, ok?
good luck!

camila
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