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InglêsPortuguês
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (question: tell me)o que pron
 What do you want to eat?
 O que queres comer?
what adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (which)de que, de qual pron
 What make is your car?
 Que (or: qual) marca é seu carro?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (that which is)o que pron
 What surprises me is that the dog ever found its way home.
 O que me surpreende é que o cachorro sempre encontra o caminho pra casa.
what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (repeat what you said) (repita o que disse)o quê? interj
 What? I can't hear you.
 O quê? Não te escutei.
what interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing surprise)O quê! interj
 What! You didn't really do that?
 O quê? Você não fez isso!
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (subject: questions)qual pron
 What is your name?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (object: that which)o que pron
 He did what I told him to do.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
what advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to what extent?)o que pron
 What do you care?
what advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to what degree?) (em que grau)até onde adv
 What will you suffer for that useless person you love so much?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (health) (saúde)o que pron
 What hurts? Is it your kidney?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (character) (caráter)como conj
 What is he like? Can he be trusted?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (identity) (identidade)o que pron
 What is that?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (occupation) (ocupação)o que pron
 What do you do for a living in the winter?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (importance) (importância)que pron
 What does it matter?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." (how much?) (valor: quanto)qual pron
 What is the price?
what pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." UK, dated (Don't you agree?)não é? interj
 She's an absolutely lovely girl, what!
 Ela é uma garota adorável, não é?
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InglêsPortuguês
and God knows what advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (and [sth] unknown) (informal: algo desconhecido)sabe lá Deus o quê, só Deus sabe o quê expres
 I sent him out to do the shopping and he came back with a new TV and God knows what.
and what have you exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (and the like, and similar)e outras coisas do tipo expres
and what not advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (and similar)e similares loc adv
Be careful what you wish for. v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." ([sth] desirable may have drawbacks)Cuidado com o que deseja. expres
but what can you do? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (expressing resignation) (informal: expressando resignação)mas fazer o quê expres
 The workers may object, but what can you do; the project has to be done on time.
come what may advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (whatever happens)aconteça o que acontecer, seja lá o que acontecer expres
 I'll remain happy come what may.
comprehend what vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (understand)compreender vt
 I just cannot comprehend what made you do it.
debate what/whether vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (try to decide)debater vt
 The government is debating whether to hold a referendum on this topic.
determine whether/what/why/who vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (facts: ascertain)determinar vt
 "We must determine what exactly happened that night," said Inspector Brown.
do what is needed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take necessary action) (agir)fazer o que é preciso loc vt
 I know you don't want to put her in a home, but you have got to do what is needed.
Do what there is to do. interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (Take the necessary action.) (agir)fazer o que é preciso fazer interj
do what you can v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do everything possible)faça o que puder expres
do what you like v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (do whatever you wish to do)faça o que quiser expres
 Since you've finished your work, do what you like for the rest of the day.
do with what you've got,
make do with what you've got
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(cope, manage) (informal)vire-se com o que tem expres
  (informal)dê um jeito expres
dread to think what/how/who v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (find unpleasant to imagine)ter medo de pensar expres
 I dread to think how the victim's family must be feeling.
for what it's worth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (in my opinion)em minha opinião loc adv
 I know you won't change, but for what it's worth, I think that skirt looks awful on you.
for what reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (why) (porque)por que razão loc adv
 For what reason are you two hours late arriving home?
get what you deserve v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (for good actions) (por boas ações)ter o que você merece expr
 If you follow the rules and obey all guidelines, you will get what you deserve.
get what you deserve v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (for bad actions) (por más ações)ter o que você merece expres
  receber o que você merece expres
 If you deliberately break the rules and disregard authority, you will get what you deserve.
Guess what! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (used to announce news) (usado para anunciar novidades)adivinha interj
  adivinha só interj
 Guess what, I got the job!
have what it takes viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." expr (be able or qualified for [sth](ser capaz, ter habilidade)ter o que é necessário expres
 Do you have what it takes to become a soldier?
in what way advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (how)de que maneira adv
just what the doctor ordered nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sth] needed and welcomed) (figurado, informal: algo bem-vindo)exatamente do que precisava interj
  (figurado: algo bem-vindo)exatamente o que o médico receitou interj
 A week's holiday in the sun was just what the doctor ordered.
mean what you say v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak sincerely)falar sério expres
 Does he mean what he says, or is he just making an empty promise?
no matter what advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (whatever)seja como for loc adv
  não importa o quê
 We need to get that money, no matter what!
realize how/what/who,
also UK: realise how/what/who
vtr + conj
(be aware) (compreender, saber)imaginar, compreender, perceber vt
  dar-se conta expres v
  atentar-se vp
 He doesn't realize how important this is for me.
 Ele não imagina o quanto isso é importante para mim.
 NEW : Você se dá conta de como isso é importante?
Say what! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing astonishment or outrage) (expressão: surpresa, ultraje)como é que é?, como é? interj
  o quê? interj
see what can be done v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (try to find solution) (tentar encontrar uma solução)ver o que se pode fazer expres
 The mechanic said he'd see what can be done to repair my car.
so what? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (I don't care) (expressando indiferença)e daí, o que é que tem interj
 Okay, so I look fat in these jeans – so what?
so what! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (who cares?) (coloquial)e daí, quem se importa interj
 So you made a minor mistake! So what!
so what if conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (it's irrelevant) (coloquial)e daí, o que é que tem interj
 So what if I enjoy a beer now and then?
so what else is new interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (not surprised)e qual a novidade interj
  e daí interj
 Yes, you're late again—so what else is new?
to what extent conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (the degree to which) (em tal grau)até onde loc conj
  até que ponto loc conj
 To what extent do you think this program will affect young people?
to what extent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to what degree) (em tal grau)até onde loc adv
  até que ponto loc conj
to what extent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to what degree) (em tal grau)até onde loc adv
  em que medida loc adv
  até que ponto loc conj
what a life! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing despair or exasperation) (expressão: desespero, exasperação)que vida! interj
 George works more than 80 hours a week. What a life!
what a pity! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing disappointment) (expressar desapontamento)Que pena! interj
 What a pity! - he had so much potential!
what a pong! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (that smells very bad)que fedor! interj
what a shame! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing disappointment) (expressar desapontamento)Que pena! interj
 Oh what a shame! - I can't go to the party because I have a bad cold.
What about …? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (offering a suggestion) (usado para dar uma sugestão)Que tal...? expres
 What about seeing a movie tonight?
What are you up to? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (what are you doing now?)O que você está fazendo? expres
 "What are you up to now?" a voice asked Sara when she answered the phone.
what do I care? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (I don't care) (expressão de não se importar)e eu com isso? interj
 If you want to ruin your life by quitting school, what do I care?
What do you do? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (What is your job?)O que você faz? expres
  Qual é a sua profissão? expres
What do you know! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing surprise)você não sabe de nada! interj
 Hey, what do you know! - we got here on time after all!
What do you know? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (you have no right to comment)Você não sabe de nada interj
 You've never even been there! - what do you know?
What do you mean? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (asking for clarification)O que você quer dizer? expres
 I don't know the word "combustion"--what do you mean?
What do you think? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (asking opinion)O que você acha?
  Qual é a sua opinião?
 Does this color look good on me? What do you think?
what does it matter? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (I don't care) (expressão de não se importar)o que importa? interj
 So you're earning more than me – what does it matter?
what for? informal (why? to what purpose?)Para quê? expres
  A troco de quê? expres
 You bought another hat? What for? You already have lots.
what have you nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (the rest, et cetera)et cetera loc adv
  e outras coisas mais loc adv
 My junk drawer's full of paper clips, old photos, sunglasses, and what have you.
what if conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (supposing) (suposição)e se conj
  que tal conj
 What if she never comes back?
what is more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (moreover, in addition) (além disso, além do mais)além disso loc conj
  também adv
  além do mais loc conj
 The food served in that restaurant is not very good, and what is more, it's overpriced.
what lies ahead? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (what will happen in the future)o que vem a seguir? interj
 With these guys in office who knows what lies ahead?
what makes [sb] tick nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb]'s passion in life)o que o motiva expres
what on earth interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing incomprehension) (informal, expressando incompreensão)que raios interj
  (informal)que diacho interj
 What on earth are you trying to do coming in yelling at me?
what on earth pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." informal (what)o que vem a ser loc pron
what the deuce interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal, euphemism, dated (expressing surprise or bewilderment) (informal)que diabos interj
 What the deuce has gone on here?
What the dickens? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" euphemism, dated (expressing surprise or bewilderment) (informal)que diabos interj
 What the dickens was all that about?
What the fuck? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" vulgar, offensive, slang (disbelief) (vulgar, ofensivo, gíria: incredulidade)mas que droga?, mas que merda? interj
  (vulgar)Que porra? interj
  (vulgar)Que merda? interj
what the fuck exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." vulgar, offensive, slang (what) (vulgar, ofensivo, gíria: o quê)que raios expres
  que porra expres
  que merda expres
 What the fuck do you think you're doing?
what the fuck pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." vulgar, offensive, slang (incomprehension) (informal, vulgar, expressando incompreensão)que merda pron
  que porra pron
What the heck? What the devil? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (disbelief, incomprehension) (gíria: incredulidade, incompreensão)que diacho, que diabo interj
what the heck,
what the devil
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
slang (what) (gíria: o quê)que diacho, que diabo expres
 What the heck is going on here?
what the heck,
what the devil
pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday."
slang (incomprehension) (incompreensão)que diacho, que diabo
what the hell? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang, potentially offensive (bewilderment) (gíria, potencialmente ofensiva: surpresa)que diabo? interj
 He's taking his pants off now – what the hell?
what the hell exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." slang, potentially offensive (incomprehension)que droga expres
  que diabo expres
  (vulgar)que merda expres
 What the hell is going on here?
what the hell pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." slang, potentially offensive (what) (gíria, potencialmente ofensiva: o quê)que droga, que diabo interj
  o que interj
  (vulgar)que merda interj
 I'm not sure what the hell's been happening here, but you've got some explaining to do!
 Não sei que droga aconteceu aqui, mas você tem muita coisa pra explicar!
 Não sei o que aconteceu aqui, mas você tem muita coisa pra explicar!
 Não sei que merda aconteceu aqui, mas você tem muita coisa pra explicar!
what the hell pronpronoun: Replaces noun--for example, "He took the cookie and ate it." "I saw you yesterday." slang, potentially offensive (whatever)seja lá o quê expres
  o que pron
  (potencialmente ofensivo)a droga que expres
 You can do what the hell you want. See if I care.
what the hell interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (resignation) (gíria, resignação)dane-se, que se dane interj
 I don't want to do it, but what the hell?
What time is it? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (What hour is it?)que horas são? expres
what time? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (at what hour?) (informal)a que horas? expres
  (formal)em qual horário? expres
 What time are you going to bed? What time do you want to leave?
What will be will be. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (expressing acceptance of future) (expressando atitude filosófica)o que será, será. expres
what with preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (considering) (considerando)com os
 What with the storms and flight delays, he arrived home after midnight.
what-d'you-call-him nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (used in place of [sb]'s name) (informal: no lugar do nome de alguém)como ele se chama? expres
 I saw what-d'you-call-him the other day.
what-d'you-call-it nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (something) (informal: alguma coisa)como se chama? expres
Nota: Used when speaker cannot recall the correct word.
what'll contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." informal, abbreviation (what will)-
Nota: Contração de "o que" e o verbo auxiliar que depende do verbo principal que se segue para fazer sentido.
what's contractioncontraction: Shortened form of word or words--for example, "I'd" = "I had," "can't" = "cannot." colloquial, abbreviation (what is)o que é expres v
what's more advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (in addition) (em complemento)além disso, e mais loc conj
 He's ugly and what's more, he's not very nice.
What's new? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (greeting) (cumprimento)E aí? expres
  Como vai? expres
  E as novidades? expres
What's next? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing disbelief or mild dismay) (expressando descrença ou desânimo)Mais o quê? interj
  O que mais? interj
What's the matter? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (What is wrong?) (o que está errado?)Qual é o problema? interj
  O que houve? interj
  O que aconteceu? interj
what's up with [sth/sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." slang (what is happening to) (o que está acontecendo)o que há com expres
  (gíria: o que está acontecendo)qual é a de expres
 I don't know what's up with Jane. This is the first time she hasn't been on time.
What's up with that? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." slang (That is unfair, not logical)Qual é o sentido disso? expres
 She never does any work and now she's been made our manager. What's up with that?
What's up? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." slang (What is wrong?) (O que há de errado?)O que há de errado? interj
  Qual é o problema? interj
  O que houve? interj
  O que aconteceu? interj
 Sarah looked sad so I asked her "What's up?"
what's what nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (useful, essential information)o que é o quê
What's wrong? exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (What is the matter?) (O que há de errado?)O que há de errado? interj
  Qual é o problema? interj
  O que houve? interj
  O que aconteceu? interj
what's-his-name,
what's-her-name
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
slang (man: forgotten name) (informal: nome esquecido)qual é mesmo o nome dele? expres
  (gíria, informal: nome esquecido)sei lá quem expres
 I ran into what's-his-name again this afternoon.
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