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Autor:  Johannes
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  30/JAN/2006 2:26 PM
Assunto:  It's about time
 
Mensagem: 

About can be used to mean 'aproximately', not exactly. (Cambridge)

 What do you think?

 

I beg to differ, depending on the context .

 

It is about 10 dollars.           OK = approximately.

John paid me back the 10 dollars he owed me. It was about time.

John me pagou os 10 USD que me devia. Estava bem na hora.

 

Acho que aqui a tradução com quase e aproximadamente não dá.

Neste contexto 'it was about time' quer dizer que já passou da hora.


 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
It's about time  –  Adriana  30/JAN/2006, 11:51 AM
It's about time  –  jeffy  30/JAN/2006, 12:03 PM
It's about time  –  Johannes  30/JAN/2006, 12:26 PM
It's about time  –  Frodo  30/JAN/2006, 2:12 PM
 It's about time  –  Johannes  30/JAN/2006, 2:26 PM
It's about time  –  Luana  30/JAN/2006, 2:53 PM
To Johannes It's about time  –  Frodo  30/JAN/2006, 3:23 PM
It's about time  –  Johannes  30/JAN/2006, 7:08 PM
To Johannes It's about time  –  Frodo  30/JAN/2006, 5:23 PM
To Ricardo EMB - It's about time!  –  jeffy  30/JAN/2006, 6:37 PM
To Ricardo EMB - It's about time!  –  Ricardo - EMB -  30/JAN/2006, 8:12 PM
To Ricardo EMB - It's about time!  –  Deivis  30/JAN/2006, 11:33 PM
It's about time: Sarcasmo  –  Marcio Anderson  31/JAN/2006, 2:19 AM
To Ricardo EMB - It's about time!  –  Solange  30/JAN/2006, 11:34 PM
To Johannes It's about time  –  Luana  31/JAN/2006, 1:22 AM

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