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English translation: little joke

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13:35 Dec 3, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: help with a "piadinha"
I don't understand the "piadinha" in this sentence from a personal letter. Does it have anything to do with drugs or perhaps a sexual connotation (i.e. she wants to meet him). I don't want to read anything into it that is not there (much less in the translation):

Estarei voltando ao Rio no proximo mes e quero colocar-me a seu inteiro dispor para levar para voce qualquer coisa que precises aqui dos USA. (lembrando logico de todas as perguntas que sao feitas antes do embarque, poderei levar porque irei pessoalmente apanhar para voce, em vez de me entregarem... (somente uma piadinha))
LegalTransform
United States
Local time: 12:49
English translation:little joke
Explanation:
If your question is more "what is the joke itself" rather than "what does piadinha mean", I think that this is just a joking reference to the fact that she will bring him things that she gets herself rather than accepting packages from other people and serving as a potential (drug) mule. It's not really a very funny joke; I think she was just making a lighthearted comment.
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Steve Smith
United States
Local time: 11:49
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Summary of answers provided
naDon't need translation of "piadinha"
LegalTransform
nalittle jokeSteve Smith
naa little jokexxxLia Fail


  

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18 mins
a little joke


Explanation:
uma piada = a joke
uma piadinha = a little joke

http://www.google.com/search?q=uma piadinha&btnG=Google Sear...

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 18:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 164
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41 mins
little joke


Explanation:
If your question is more "what is the joke itself" rather than "what does piadinha mean", I think that this is just a joking reference to the fact that she will bring him things that she gets herself rather than accepting packages from other people and serving as a potential (drug) mule. It's not really a very funny joke; I think she was just making a lighthearted comment.

Steve Smith
United States
Local time: 11:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 101
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1 hr
Don't need translation of "piadinha"


Explanation:
Just a quick explanation. I know that piadinha means little joke my problem was that I did not understand what the joke was

LegalTransform
United States
Local time: 12:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 36
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