certo


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certo adjcertain, right, sure adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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Traduções principais
InglêsPortuguês
right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (answer: correct) (resposta: correto)correto, certo adj
 What's the right answer to this question?
 Qual é a resposta certa (or: correta) para esta questão?
sure adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (certain)certo adj
 I'm sure that I turned off the stove.
 Estou certo de ter desligado o fogão.
certain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (indisputable)certo adj
 It is certain that he deserves to be promoted.
 É certo que ele merece ser promovido.
cert nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, abbreviation (certainty)certo sm
 Bob is a cert to win the race.
right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (just) (justo)correto, certo adj
  direito sm
 It's only right that you have a fair trial.
 É correto que você tenha um julgamento justo.
sure adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (confident) (confiante)certo adj
 The athlete was sure of his skills.
 O atleta estava certo de suas habilidades.
correct adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (appropriate) (apropriado)correto, certo adj
 Yes, I think he did the correct thing by calling her.
 Sim, acho que ele fez a coisa certa (or: correta) ligando para ela.
certain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sure, confident)certo, seguro adj
 Yes, I am certain that it will rain tomorrow.
of course interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (yes, certainly)certo, é claro interj
 Of course you can go out for dinner!
certain,
certain to
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(inevitable)certo adj
 They are so in love, it is certain they will marry.
 Eles estão tão apaixonados; é certo que vão se casar.
definite adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (certain)certo adj
 Tom was very definite about his wish to give up his job and retrain in a different profession.
positive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (certain, sure)positivo, certo adj
 I'm positive I saw someone run across the garden.
yes interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (used to seek confirmation)certo interj
  não é loc interj
  (BR, coloquial)interj
 You're the child's mother, yes?
a certain adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." literary (specific)certo adj
 A certain Bob Knightly entered the room.
right nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (good) (bom)certo sm
 We have to learn right from wrong.
 Nós temos que saber distinguir o certo do errado.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (appropriate) (adequado)direito, certo, correto adj
 That's not the right way to hold a tennis racket.
right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (opportune) (oportuno)apropriado, conveniente, propício adj
  certo adj
 This is the right time to start a new job.
right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (exact) (exato)certo, preciso, correto adj
  direito adj
 Is this measurement right?
right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (healthy) (com saúde)certo adj
 I'm feeling right as rain today.
right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (most convenient) (conveniente)certo, adequado, apropriado adj
 She's always in the right place at the right time.
clear adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (with no uncertainty)certo adj
 The soldiers are clear about their mission.
sure adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (inevitable) (inevitável)certo adj
 Today's game is a sure win for us.
true adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (accurate, on target) (no alvo)exato, certo adj
 It was a true shot and hit its target.
true adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (logically necessary) (logicamente necessário)certo adj
 If it costs a hundred dollars, it's true that we'll have to borrow the money.
positive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (beyond doubt)certo adj
  claro adj
 The police confirmed a positive sighting of the missing man.
bound to do [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (more than likely to do [sth](figurado)certo adj
 You left your wallet on the table; someone was bound to steal it.
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (correctly)corretamente adv
  certo adv
 Do I have the story straight? Is that the way it goes?
true advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (admittedly)certo adj
 True, I'm not an expert in finance.
Right interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (OK, so)Certo interj
  OK interj
 Right - who's going to make the coffee?
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absolutely right adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." emphatic (completely correct)absolutamente certo loc adj
 You told me I would love this movie, and you were absolutely right.
after a fashion advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a way)de certo modo loc adv
almost sure adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not quite certain)quase certo loc adj
 I'm almost sure I turned the stove off, but maybe we should go back to check.
 Estou quase certo de que desliguei o forno, mas talvez eu deva voltar e checar.
as it were advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." idiom (so to speak)de certo modo, por assim dizer loc adv
bear fruit vtr + n figurative (idea: succeed) (figurado)dar frutos, dar certo loc vt
 It started as a brainstorm idea but gradually it began to bear fruit.
come off vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." slang (be a success) (informal)dar certo expres v
 I thought your class presentation came off really well.
do right by [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (treat fairly)fazer o correto, fazer o certo loc vt
 You are going to have to do right by her and marry her.
get right vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (be correct about)ter razão, estar certo de loc vt
 Let me repeat it back to you to make it sure I got it right.
halfway advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (somewhat)um tanto loc adv
  até certo ponto loc adv
have your heart in the right place v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (have good intentions) (figurado: boas intenções)no lugar certo expres
isn't it? (question tag)não é?, certo? interj
  (informal)né?
 This is your book, isn't it?
just right advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (perfectly) (informal: perfeitamente)do jeito certo adv
  (informal: perfeitamente)certinho dim
 Joan has a talent for roasting the potatoes just right.
keep time viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (clock: tell the time accurately) (relógio)marcar a hora certa loc v int
  andar certo loc v int
 My clock's so old that it doesn't keep time any more. An electronic clock is able to keep time very accurately.
make sure vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (ensure, ascertain)assegurar vt
  fazer certo loc vt
 He made sure they were all listening before starting to speak.
on the right side of [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (in favour with) (figurado)no lado certo expr
  (figurado)à direita de loc adv
 You'll need to stay on the right side of your boss if you want to get that promotion.
on the right side of [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (on prestigious side of) (figurado)no lado direito de loc adv
  no lado certo de loc adv
 Democrats feel they are on the right side of the aisle.
on the right side of the law exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (legal) (legal)do lado certo da lei expr
  do lado da lei expr
 The protesters felt that they were on the right side of the law.
on the right track advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (following the correct path) (literal)no caminho certo loc adv
on the right track advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (not mistaken or misled)no caminho certo loc adv
 After failing her class last semester, she got back on the right track and passed this semester.
proper time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (appropriate moment) (momento apropriado)momento propício loc sm
  momento certo loc sm
 Fruit must be harvested at the proper time if it is to reach the consumer in peak condition.
red rail nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (extinct bird) (biol., Aphanapteryx bonasi)certo pásaro extinto loc sm
Right? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (seeking confirmation)Certo? interj
  Não é? interj
  (BR, coloquial)Né? interj
 You're a French teacher, right?
right and wrong nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (sense of morality)certo e errado loc adj
 We have to know the difference between right and wrong.
right path nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (appropriate course or direction)caminho certo sm + adj
  bom caminho adj + sm
right side nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (correct or appropriate side)lado certo loc sm
  lado da frente loc sm
 You've put your rug down with the right side facing the floor! The inmate swore that if he was released he would stay on the right side of the law.
seem in order v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (appear to be correct)parecer bem vt + adj
  parecer certo vt + adj
  parecer estar em ordem expr
sense of right and wrong nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (morality)noção de certo e errado sf + loc adj
 At around the age of four, children start to demonstrate a sense of right and wrong.
set [sb] straight vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (correct, clarify [sth] for)corrigir vt
  mostrar o certo vt + sm
 I used to think that NY was the capital of America until my friend Paul set me straight (and told me it was Washington)
so far advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to a limited extent) (com alcance limitado)até certo ponto adv
 The road's closed: you can only go so far before you have to turn round.
some advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (to some degree)até certo ponto loc adv
  um pouco
 No matter what you say to him, he will always worry some.
suitable time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (appropriate moment) (momento apropriável)momento adequado sm
  momento certo sm
  (informal)ocasião sf
 Don't be hasty. You'd do better to wait for a more suitable time.
taken for granted adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (undervalued, not seen as special) (subvalorizado, não considerado especial)menosprezado adj
  tomado como certo loc adj
  desdenhado adj
tell right from wrong v (have a sense of morality) (ter senso de moralidade)diferenciar o certo do errado expres
that's for sure! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing agreement) (expressar concordância)com certeza interj
  isso é certo interj
 This operation will relieve the pain in your abdomen – that's for sure!
that's how it goes sometimes interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing philosophical acceptance) (expressar aceitação filosófica)nem tudo dá certo expres
  a vida é assim mesmo expres
 I didn't get the job, but that's how it goes sometimes. I know it isn't fair but that's just how it goes sometimes.
that's right interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (that is correct) (está correto)está correto interj
  está certo interj
  (informal)é isso (aí)! interj
 That's right. The truck ran the red light and slammed into that car.
to a certain extent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to some degree)até certo ponto, de certa maneira adv
 I agree with you to a certain extent, but not entirely.
to an extent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to a certain degree) (parcialmente)até certo ponto loc adv
  em certo grau loc adv
 I'm only happy with the job you did to an extent.
to some degree advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to a certain extent)até certo ponto, de certo modo adv
 Intelligence is determined to some degree by genetics.
within a narrow range advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from a restricted selection)dentro de certo alcance loc adv
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