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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #116 on: September 03, 2013, 11:22:08 PM »
^^^I agree. Fire.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #117 on: September 04, 2013, 03:40:47 AM »
I think alcohol is the same as the english so I'm ruling that out.
I'm going for 1st and second options as it seems logical that they could be interchangeable...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #118 on: September 04, 2013, 04:31:02 AM »
Mrjason wins.

I think alcohol is the same as the english so I'm ruling that out.
I'm going for 1st and second options as it seems logical that they could be interchangeable...

Sentence: Fogo é o elemento favorito do Um Acima de Todos.
Translation: Fire is the One Above All's favorite element.
Note: "One Above All" can mean both "Um Acima de Todos" and "Um Sobre Todos". I picked one at random, as I could not decide between them. And yes, I know names aren't translatable. I'm just letting you know what the Portuguese equivalent would be.
The difference between "Sobre" and "Acima de" is simple. "Acima de" (usually) implies that one is physically above something/someone else, but not placed on top of something/someone else. "Sobre" (usually) means that it's physically on top of something/someone else; literally placed on something else. However, in this context, there is no difference (that I'm aware of).
As for "alcohol", the Portuguese word is "álcool".

Next word: Cigarra

Meaning in English:
  • Cigar (male)
  • Cigar (female)
  • Cigarette (male)
  • Cigarette (female)
  • Cicada
  • The first and second options
  • The third and fourth options
  • The first and third options
  • The second and fourth options
  • The first, second, third and fourth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #119 on: September 04, 2013, 05:16:06 AM »
Before I answer the question can you clarify something for me please?

Can you tell me when you are supposed to use obrigado instead of obrigada? (NB not sure of spelling but it means "thanks")

I undersand now that words with "o" are male and "a" are female. But is it the person who is saying it or the person that you are saying it to that changes the gender of the word?

I.e. would I as a man always say obrigado?

This confused the hell out of me on holiday as I seemed to get it wrong whichever way I tried.


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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #120 on: September 04, 2013, 05:23:24 AM »
You say "obrigado" if you're a man and "obrigada" if you're a woman.
Also, not every word ending in "o" is male, and not every word ending in "a" is female. It's a general "rule", which is not always true.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #121 on: September 04, 2013, 06:14:32 AM »
cheers man.

As you're reminging me that the "o"/"a" is a gerneral rule I'm going to guess cigar (male) for the next one...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #122 on: September 05, 2013, 12:10:37 PM »
Everyone loses. The correct answer was "Cicada". I'll give an explanation after the new word.

Next word: Cigarro

Meaning in English:
  • Cigar (male)
  • Cigar (female)
  • Cigarette (male)
  • Cigarette (female)
  • Cicada (male)
  • The first and second options
  • The third and fourth options
  • The first and third options
  • The second and fourth options
  • The first, second, third and fourth options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #123 on: September 05, 2013, 06:27:54 PM »
I was going to guess cicada, but I only know it because of the Linda Ronstadt version of the mariachi song. If you have not heard it, ya gotta. Man has that girl got the pipes. This is not the best recording, but it is in front of a Mexican audience, which should count for something. (She is Mexican-American, para que no sabe.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX8kNnk0jfw
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #124 on: September 05, 2013, 07:30:43 PM »
I just read the other day that she can no longer sing at all due to Parkinson's disease. So sad. I always loved her voice.

As for the word, I was going to guess cigarette (male), mostly because given all the trickiness in the questions, cigar just seemed TOO close, and I think I recall seeing cigarettes labeled as something akin to "cigarros" in Spanish somewhere along the line, though my memory may be faulty. I was also tempted to go all the way in the other direction and guess cicada, but the word in Portugese is just way too close to the whole cigar/cigarette genre, and I'm not sure there is enough obvious similarity between the bugs and smoking implements, so I'll forego that.

But given my record on this thread of late, I'm probably entirely wrong...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2013, 03:25:47 PM »
The correct answer was "Cigarette", both male and female.

Now for the explanation I promised:
"Cigarra", while very similar to "Cigarro", has no connection to it that I'm aware of, other than the spelling and phonetic ones.
"Cigarra" is female, whereas "Cigarro" is male, as indicated by the "a" and "o", respectively.

Sentence: Esta cigarra é muito barulhenta.
Translation: This cicada is very noisy.

Sentence: Cigarros matam.
Translation: Cigarettes kill.

Next word: Realístico

Meaning in English:
  • Realistic (male)
  • Realistic (female)
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2013, 03:45:53 PM »
Ah, darnit...that's what I meant to say. At least, I am assuming that Portugese is like other languages in which there is a masculine and a feminine form of the noun for things which have a masculine and feminine form, but since cigarettes (and other inanimate objects) have no sexual definition, there is only one form of the noun, which may be either masculine or feminine, but does not actually mean the object is either. Thus, the noun "cigarro" is masculine, but it would serve for both. Or something like that?

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2013, 03:53:39 PM »
Ah, darnit...that's what I meant to say. At least, I am assuming that Portugese is like other languages in which there is a masculine and a feminine form of the noun for things which have a masculine and feminine form, but since cigarettes (and other inanimate objects) have no sexual definition, there is only one form of the noun, which may be either masculine or feminine, but does not actually mean the object is either. Thus, the noun "cigarro" is masculine, but it would serve for both. Or something like that?

Everything you said was correct, right up until the end. "Cigarro" is masculine, but, since there's no feminine for "cigarette", it can't serve for both, since there's no "both".
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2013, 06:55:02 PM »
That's what was confusing me about the correct answer, though...you said it was "Cigarette, both male and female", but since there is no "both", it cannot be both. But the correct answer is also not "cigarette, male", since there is no such thing. So what is the correct answer? Sorry, I'm still confused.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #129 on: September 07, 2013, 08:52:13 AM »
That's what was confusing me about the correct answer, though...you said it was "Cigarette, both male and female", but since there is no "both", it cannot be both. But the correct answer is also not "cigarette, male", since there is no such thing. So what is the correct answer? Sorry, I'm still confused.

You're right. I meant that "cigarro" means "cigarette", but has no gender. I see now that it was horribly phrased, as it inferred otherwise, especially given what I said about not having a gender. My apologies.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #130 on: September 07, 2013, 03:17:59 PM »
So, then I will guess realistico is realistic both male & female    :o
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #131 on: September 07, 2013, 05:54:34 PM »
The correct answer was "None of the above", as "realístico" isn't a Portuguese word. The actual word you're looking for is "realista" (realistic), and it is genderless.

Next word: Autocarro

Meaning in English:
  • Automobile
  • Motor vehicle
  • Bus
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #132 on: September 08, 2013, 07:47:29 PM »
Bus. Like autobus.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #133 on: September 09, 2013, 10:04:52 AM »
nogodsforme wins.

Bus. Like autobus.

Sentence: Os autocarros deviam chegar sempre a horas.
Translation: Buses should always arrive on time.

Next word: No

Meaning in English:
  • In the
  • On the
  • No
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #134 on: September 09, 2013, 02:33:43 PM »
Portuguese is freaking weird, but all languages have logic. Even Klingon. ;D
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #135 on: September 10, 2013, 08:50:30 AM »


Next word: No

Meaning in English:
  • In the
  • On the
  • No
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above

Hmmm. I'm reluctant to go with 3 as it seems too easy, plus in other european languages although "No" is similar its not exactly the same.
Could 1 word be the same as 2 words in english? Possible. German is great for that. And NGFM is tricky so I suspect he'll try to confuse us  ;)

Conclusion; Errr. not sure. I'll guess at 4 - the 1st and second options.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #136 on: September 10, 2013, 11:17:14 AM »
And NGFM is tricky so I suspect he'll try to confuse us  ;)

Either you meant "OAA" or you meant "she'll".

Anyway, Mrjason wins.

I'll guess at 4 - the 1st and second options.

"No" is a contraction of "em" and "o". "Em" can mean both "in" and "on", depending on the context, whereas "o" means "the" (male).
Also, I forgot to state in the answers that "No" is male.

Next word: Rato

Meaning in English:
  • Rat
  • Mouse (the animal)
  • Mouse (the computer hardware)
  • The second and third options
  • None of the above
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #137 on: September 10, 2013, 11:38:21 AM »
I believe that the Spanish "raton" means "mouse" rather than "rat", so I'll hazard a guess that it's similar in Portugese. And given that a computer mouse is probably called the equivalent of that in a lot of other languages (I mean, just look at the thing...), I will guess that it's probably known by that name to at least a percentage of Portugese speakers. So, the second and third options.

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #138 on: September 11, 2013, 03:45:53 AM »
And NGFM is tricky so I suspect he'll try to confuse us  ;)

Either you meant "OAA" or you meant "she'll".


I ment OAA. Apologies. Thats the problem with being online at work, I get distracted...

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #139 on: September 11, 2013, 09:56:40 AM »
Hmmm. An "o" on the end. I'll apply the rule of thumb (and probably be wrong) in saying that the animals mentioned are non gender specific so I'll go for 5 - none of the above

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #140 on: September 11, 2013, 05:17:40 PM »
jynnan tonnix wins.

So, the second and third options.

"Rato", while similar to "rat", actually means "mouse", both the animal and the computer hardware. The Portuguese word for "rat" is "ratazana". I wouldn't call this a "false friend", but others might.

Next word: Saudades

Meaning in English:
  • To miss someone
  • None of the above

It's a short list this time, and I suspect many of you will guess correctly, but not for the proper reason(s).
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #141 on: September 11, 2013, 06:34:43 PM »
Solitary? None of the above.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #142 on: September 12, 2013, 05:17:57 PM »
nogodsforme wins.

None of the above.

From what I've heard (and note that I cannot[1] verify this, as it would take time I can't/won't spare), "saudades" has no direct translation to any language whatsoever. It's a uniquely Portuguese term. Here's a sentence that should help you understand its meaning better.

Sentence: Eu tenho saudades dele.
Translation: I miss him.

"Saudades" is basically the feeling you get when you miss someone. It's not exactly the verb "to miss", but, if I had to translate the term, that would be it.

Next word: Manga

Meaning in English:
  • Mango
  • Sleeve
  • The first and second options
  • None of the above
 1. Or will not.
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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #143 on: September 13, 2013, 07:12:31 AM »
I like to think I'm quite good at recognising Portuguese food words and I think this is 1 - Mango.

I'm probably going to be proven lacking in my food word knowledge now :(

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Re: Guess what that word/phrase means in English
« Reply #144 on: September 13, 2013, 07:31:37 AM »
I'm pretty sure, again, that this is either similar or the same as the Spanish word for sleeve...which may or may not mean it translates to sleeve in Portugese, but if nothing else, these exercises are dredging a lot of old Spanish vocabulary words up out of my memory banks. Anyway, I'll go with that, my feeling being that even if a word is not necessarily identical in a related language, the gender of the noun would probably stay the same, and "mango" would be a masculine noun, where "manga" would be feminine.