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Autor:  Ana M
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Data:  26/JAN/2006 9:04 PM
Assunto:  How do I say?"Disputar a tapas?"
 
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Oi pessoal!

Mais:

The Houiass on my computer has:


a tapa(s)
 Regionalismo: Brasil. Uso: informal.
 violentamente, recorrendo à força
Ex.: a tapa(s), pôs o desafeto em fuga

Sounds a bit rough if you just want a dance . . .

 

I guess in English, you'd use any fighting terminology that you would use to compete for anything. Compete is usually the translation for "disputar," isn't it?

Competing for a partner

Vying for the chance to dance with a certain guy/gal

Trying to attract someone's attention, draw someone's attention

The guys are being fought over by the ladies 'cuz there aren't enough men to go around. That's about what you had in your post, Marcos. Sounds like you know it already.

I don't know of any specific terminology for this. Maybe someone else has other suggestions.

Hope this helps a little.  :)

Abraços,

Ana


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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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