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com um dedo de testa

English translation: with some brains

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Portuguese term or phrase:com um dedo de testa
English translation:with some brains
Entered by: Mary Palmer
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21:12 Feb 7, 2012
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
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Portuguese term or phrase: com um dedo de testa
Good afternoon! How would you say this in English?


os camaradas ****com um dedo de testa*** que consideraram o anúncio público de continuidade.

Thanks a bunch!
Mary Palmer
United States
Local time: 00:44
with some brains
Explanation:
with some brains....with some common sense.....something along these lines:

check out the usage of the saying....it's European Portuguese:

http://serbenfiquista.com/forum/index.php?topic=39039.4745;w...

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=pt-BR&source=hp&q="...

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Note added at 42 mins (2012-02-07 21:55:17 GMT)
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Mary, this sure looks like your source text. Is it ?

http://folha8.blogspot.com/2011/11/cobardia-de-um-partido-am...
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Gilmar Fernandes
United States
Local time: 23:44
Grading comment
Thanks everyone for your suggestions! :)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4with some brains
Gilmar Fernandes
4a bit of common senseEdward Nelson
3slightly clever, clever to a certain extent
Teresa Borges
3having given it some thought
Nick Taylor


Discussion entries: 4





  

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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
with some brains


Explanation:
with some brains....with some common sense.....something along these lines:

check out the usage of the saying....it's European Portuguese:

http://serbenfiquista.com/forum/index.php?topic=39039.4745;w...

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=pt-BR&source=hp&q="...

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Note added at 42 mins (2012-02-07 21:55:17 GMT)
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Mary, this sure looks like your source text. Is it ?

http://folha8.blogspot.com/2011/11/cobardia-de-um-partido-am...

Gilmar Fernandes
United States
Local time: 23:44
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 163
Grading comment
Thanks everyone for your suggestions! :)
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi Gilmar! I was surprised when I saw the website you provided. This is actually a translation test sent by a "potential client" :)

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
slightly clever, clever to a certain extent


Explanation:
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 04:44
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 16
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
having given it some thought


Explanation:
having given it some thought

Nick Taylor
Local time: 04:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 109
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12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a bit of common sense


Explanation:
This is how I'd put it. Self-explanatory.

Edward Nelson
Native speaker of: English
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