can

 /kæn/

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Traduções principais
can v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (be able to)poder v aux
 I can carry those suitcases for you.
 Posso carregar aquelas malas para ti.
can v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (know how to)saber vt
 She can play the piano.
 Ela sabe tocar piano.
can v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (have the right to)poder v aux
 The prime minister can call an election whenever he wants to.
 O primeiro-ministro pode convocar uma eleição quando ele quiser.
can v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (be allowed to) (ter permissão)poder v aux
 Can I borrow your car tonight?
 Posso tomar emprestado o teu carro esta noite?
can v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (be possible) (ser possível)poder v aux
 Such things can happen if you're not careful.
 Tais coisas podem acontecer se não tomares cuidado.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (metal container, usu. cylindrical)lata sf
 We need three more cans of paint.
 Precisamos de mais três latas de tinta.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (trash)lata de lixo loc sf
  lixeira sf
 Could you put these rotten eggs in the trash can, please?
 Podes colocar estes ovos podres na lata de lixo, por favor?
 Podes colocar estes ovos podres na lixeira, por favor?
 
Traduções complementares
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (food)lata sf
 Pass me that can of peas.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fuel) (gasolina)tambor sm
 We should fill this extra can with gas in case we run out.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US slang (toilet)banheiro sm
  (popular)casinha sf
 Excuse me. I have to go to the can.
  I have to go to the can to take a leak.This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (jail, gaol) (cadeia)cana sf
 He's been in the can for three months now.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (military: depth charge) (militar)carga de profundidade loc sf
 After a few repairs the can was back in the water heading across the ocean.
  It took us four cans to destroy that submarine. This sentence is not a translation of the English sentence.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US slang (buttocks) (gíria)traseiro sm
 That toilet seat's so cold you'll freeze your can sitting on it.
can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (contents of a can)lata sf
 I'll just have a can of beans for lunch.
can v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (have the qualifications to)poder v aux
 A doctor can treat people more extensively than a nurse can.
can v auxauxiliary verb: Helping verb--for example, "She is running." "It has been lost." (tend to) (tender a)poder v aux
 He can be really annoying sometimes.
can vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (preserve by sealing)enlatar vt
 They canned most of their peppers for the winter.
can vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US slang (fire, dismiss)demitir vt
 He should have been canned for that kind of behavior.
can vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US slang (stop doing)parar vt
 You two! Can that fighting! Now!
can vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (stop saying)parar vt
 You should can the laughter at a time like this.
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Formas compostas:
all you can do nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (your only recourse) (único recurso)tudo o que você pode fazer expres
 When something bad happens, all you can do is make the best of it.
all you can do nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (everything you are capable of) (aquilo que é capaz de fazer)tudo o que você puder fazer expres
 All you can do is whine; you never fix your problems.
all-you-can-eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (restaurant buffet: unlimited) (restaur: bufê ilimitado)comida a quilo loc sf
 At the all-you-can-eat restaurant he stuffed himself with cheap food.
as best you can advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to the best of your ability)da melhor maneira possível loc adv
 Muddle through as best you can, and we'll fix the mistakes later.
can do interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (certainly) (com certeza)pode deixar expres
 “Could you move those chairs and tables for me, please?” - “Can do!”
can hardly wait mal posso esperar
Can I help you? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (used by shop assistant to customer) (usado por um vendedor ou atendente)como posso ajudar? expres
  posso ajudar? expres
  em que posso servir?
 Can I help you? asked the sales clerk.
can opener nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (device for opening tins)abridor de latas loc sm
 How will I pour the condensed milk if I can't find a can opener?
can stand vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be able to tolerate) (ser capaz de suportar)dá pra levar expres
  dá pra aguentar expres
 I hope that noise stops soon - I don't think I can stand it much longer!
can't contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial (can not) (contração de cannot)não poder loc vt
  não conseguir loc vt
can't be helped não poder ser ajudado
can't be in all places at one time v informal (have too many obligations to fulfil) (inf, ter obrigações demais)estar atolado de trabalho
can't help doing [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be unable to prevent oneself from doing [sth](não se controlar)não conseguir deixar de fazer algo loc verbal
 I can't help wondering if she really knows what she's doing.
can't stand [sb] v (find [sb] intolerable)não suportar/ aguentar alguém
 I can't stand my overbearing, demanding boss.
can't wait for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative, informal (be impatient for [sth](ter impaciência)não conseguir esperar algo loc verbal
 I can´t wait for this day to be over.
do all you can faça tudo o que puder
do everything you can faça tudo o que você puder
do the best you can faça o melhor que puder
do what you can viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do everything possible)fazer o que puder
garbage can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (rubbish bin, receptacle for waste) (lixeira)lata de lixo loc sf
 Don't leave your trash on the floor. Throw it in the garbage can!
milk can nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large metal container for milk) (recipiente para leite)leiteira loc sf
  (grande, de metal)lata de leite loc sf
 The farmer was very upset when the dog bumped into the milk can and spilt the milk.
see what can be done ver o que pode ser feito
spray can tubo de spray ou aerossol
you can bet on it pode apostar
  pode estar certo de
you can say that again  (expressão usada quando se concorda completamente com o interlocutor)é isso aí
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