LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||05/JUL/2012 3:18 AM|
|Assunto:||Estava na cara.|
My two cent´s worth.
It was pretty clear he had no money and was giving us lame excuses there.
a)- He got involved in a car crash.
b)- That (or IT) was meant to happen (also meaning it would happen anyway), didn´t you realize he likes speeding up all the time?
I knew my son had stolen the money, the guilt was written all over his face.
(source: Englishclub.com )
It wasn´t surprise to anyone. [meaning: Everyone knew it would happen]
"It wasn´t surprise to anyone that soccer player was going to leave Flamengo!"
It was obvious, right from the start, a lioness and a gazelle don´t live togheter.
As you can see, they is a variety of "tá na cara", that is, depends on context.
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