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Mas se significa alguma coisa sao outros quinhentos

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19:36 Oct 1, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: Mas se significa alguma coisa sao outros quinhentos
em uma traducao a respeito das profecias de nostradamus
Adriana
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1however if it means something it is another story.cpcoronel
5 -1but if it means something, than that's a different storySandyV
4But if it means anything, that is a horse of a different color.Maria Blair
4But if it has any meaning, well, that's another story
Silvio Picinini
4But if it means something, that´s something else
Adam Prus-Szczepanowski
4But if it's got one meaning/interpretation...
Daniel Marcus
3but if it means something else, it's another storymilene
4 -2but if it means anything than its another story
Vivian
3 -2but if it means anything it will be another five hundredDeolinda Neves


  

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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -2
but if it means anything it will be another five hundred


Explanation:
I would have to read more; however...I hope this helps.

Deolinda Neves

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  José Henrique Lamensdorf: "Outros quinhentos" is a Brazilian expression - means nothing in English.
20 hrs

disagree  M.Badra: As usual, Zé Lamensdorf (aka Milene's father) is right.
5 days
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51 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -2
but if it means anything than its another story


Explanation:
sao outros quinhentos - giria (slang)

it's another story, acho que traduz o sentido...

Vivian

Vivian
United States
Local time: 04:11
PRO pts in pair: 100

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disagree  Steve Smith: "then"
1 hr

disagree  airmailrpl: not than.. should be then
1 day 5 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
however if it means something it is another story.


Explanation:


O meu webster traduz "outros quinhentos" como "that is a horse of another colour", porém nunca ouvi ninguém usando esta expressão.


cpcoronel
PRO pts in pair: 4

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agree  Steve Smith: eu diria "that's" em vez de "it is". Para "horse of another colour" veja Wizard of Oz entre outros.
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But if it's got one meaning/interpretation...


Explanation:
But if it's got one meaning/interpretation it's probably got another five hundred.

I think this expresses the idea of the numbers.



Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
But if it means something, that´s something else


Explanation:
"outros quinhentos" é uma expressão usada no Brasil, que não pode ser traduzida literalmente, pois não faz sentido em outra lingua

Adam Prus-Szczepanowski
Portugal
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But if it has any meaning, well, that's another story


Explanation:
O well é opcional. Você poderia usar também "that's a different thing", que quer dizer a mesma coisa.

Silvio Picinini
United States
Local time: 01:11
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but if it means something else, it's another story


Explanation:
Outros quinhentos é uma expressão idiomática que significa 'outra estória, outra coisa, etc.'

milene
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13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
but if it means something, than that's a different story


Explanation:
This would be my best guess for the expression. It is the closest meaning for your translation. Good Luck

SandyV
Local time: 04:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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disagree  airmailrpl: not than.. should be then
16 hrs
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But if it means anything, that is a horse of a different color.


Explanation:
Adriana:

Expressoes idiomaticas sao dificeis de traduzir porque e necessario usar o que corresponde no outro idioma. Neste caso eu optaria pelo "horse of a different color" porque seria bem Norte Americano. Com certeza a pessoa que traduziu o documento para o Portugues usou a melhou expressao que ele pode encontrar para este texto. A outra opcao e a que tambem ja foi mencionada: "that is another story"

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Note added at 2002-01-13 18:06:16 (GMT)
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you can also say:
but if it means anything else, that is another matter

Maria Blair
PRO pts in pair: 4
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