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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  24/JUN/2009 10:46 AM
Assunto:  Fruta Amarrenta
 
Mensagem: 

   I had not heard of 'amarrenta', new word to me then.
   In Northeast of Brazil, sometimes, they say 'rançoso' to a fruit that 'trava na boca' like a cashew fruit when it is not ripe yet.

 


Wow! you were right, the Soares Amora´s entry 'travar' ran:
"Travar - 5.causar travo 6.amarrar; ter gosto amargo ou adstringente. 7 causar desgosto.

 

    For the time being (in want of a better word or expression), the closest expression I can offer to you is, ''a fruit that tastes funny'' or a fruit that tastes acid or citric".

    Even so, this don´t translate the taste somebody feels when first time in life, sanks his teeth in a not tottally developed cashew or in tamarine.

   

   If one word would describe it, perhaps it´s 'that tastes sour?' 'bitter?' 'tangy'

   'Sour'  'tangy' defintion dictionary is close to what I thought about it, see:

   Having a sharp acid taste that stings your tongue, like the taste of a lemon: "Sour, tangy apples."    "Springle a little sugar over the strawberries if they are sour.

 

 

   But, then.  My vocabulary is small, still building up. Let´s wait the people on the know.

   And thanks for bringing us the 'marrenta'.

   Hugs.  PP. 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Fruta Amarrenta  –  Tiane  24/JUN/2009, 9:18 AM
 Fruta Amarrenta  –  PPAULO  24/JUN/2009, 10:46 AM
Fruta Amarrenta  –  Fran  24/JUN/2009, 11:14 AM
Fruta Amarrenta  –  PPAULO  24/JUN/2009, 1:05 PM
Fruta Amarrenta  –  PPAULO  24/JUN/2009, 1:10 PM

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