LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
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Xo! Xo! Xo!...We use "enxotar" with animals.
Using that expression with people denotes disrespect for the person being "enxotada".
What do you think, is shoo the right word?
an exclamation used when chasing a person, animal etc away. xô!
go away!: used to drive away unwanted or annoying people, animals, etc.
shoos, shooing, shooed
shoo/shoo away/shoo off/chase away/drive awayby crying "shoo!"
Sheshooed the pigeons away. enxotou
Some examples where you can get the meaning & feeling of "enxotar":
Brad Denning is a man carrying a heavy sense of sorrowful guilt around with him. As a young boy going off with friends to play baseball, he was followed by his little brother, Petey, who idolized him and wanted to be with him. At the insistence of his friends, Brad shooed his little brother away:
"I still remember the hurt look he gave me before he got on his bike and pedaled away, a skinny little kid with a brush cut, glasses, braces on his teeth, and freckles, wearing a droopy T-shirt, baggy jeans, and sneakers—the last I saw of him."
In leaving his bigger brother, Petey rode his bike into a fog of disappearance. He was gone from that moment on, vanished. And Brad blames himself for the loss of his little brother.
To understand the meaning/feeling of enxotar:
Brad enxotou o seu irmãozinho (como quem enxota uma galinha ou um cachorro).
I regret shooing her offmy desk when she danced across the keyboard, ....
Lamento tê-la enxotado...(foi uma atitude grosseira tê-la enxotado como um animal)
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