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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  26/JAN/2006 8:15 PM
Assunto:  How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"
 
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Got me!  Too bad you didn't put it into context the first time around.  (hint, hint...)  The expression seemed weird to me, but I checked with a Gaúcha and she assured me that it meant to slap the daylights out of someone.

 

Question.  I noticed that you used the expression "to reckon".  I often hear/see Brazilians using this  verb but I rarely hear/see native speakers using it.  Could it be from British English?  To an American's ears, it sounds very rural, muito caipira.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Marcos  26/JAN/2006, 4:30 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Dale/RS  26/JAN/2006, 4:37 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Marcos  26/JAN/2006, 4:46 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Johannes  26/JAN/2006, 7:43 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Ana M  26/JAN/2006, 8:41 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Maura Jane  26/JAN/2006, 8:52 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Ana M  26/JAN/2006, 9:04 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Marco  27/JAN/2006, 11:49 AM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Ana M  27/JAN/2006, 1:21 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Marcos  28/JAN/2006, 10:49 PM
 How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Dale/RS  26/JAN/2006, 8:15 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Deivis  27/JAN/2006, 7:31 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Elaine  28/JAN/2006, 11:14 AM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Ana M  28/JAN/2006, 1:21 PM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Marcio Osorio  29/JAN/2006, 2:59 AM
How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"  –  Marco  29/JAN/2006, 11:51 AM

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