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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  06/MAI/2006 8:47 PM
Assunto:  Indireta, queimada

Dar uma indireta = to hint, to insinuate


The cop didn't ask for a bribe, but he hinted that a small amount of money would make the problem go away.


She didn't say he was a bad student, but she insinuated that next year he would not be taking classes at any university in this state.



Dar uma queimada - to give a comeback


The lieutenant's father is a general.  He loves to impress new soldiers with their relationship.  When he asked the new man if he knew who his father was, the new guy answered, "No, sir.  Don't you?"  I loved his comeback!


She said she came from a small town in New Mexico.  It was small, but it had everything that large towns had:  a town fool, a town drunk, and a town gossiper.  His comeback was, "Which were you?" 



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Indireta, queimada.  –  Alex  06/MAI/2006, 7:28 PM
Indireta, queimada.  –  pat  06/MAI/2006, 7:44 PM
Indireta, queimada  –  Alex  06/MAI/2006, 7:56 PM
 Indireta, queimada  –  Dale/RS  06/MAI/2006, 8:47 PM
Indireta, queimada.  –  Alex  06/MAI/2006, 8:52 PM
Que indireta, hein?  –  Márcio Osório  06/MAI/2006, 9:28 PM

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