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    SJB
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    Hi - just popped up to ask a (probably very basic and simple for you!) question.
    I work with some Portuguese children in school and I would like to mark some of their work with Portuguese AND English comments.
    I am TOTALLY hopeless with languages (brain just isn't wired in that way - I do try but my memory is terrible and they all snigger at my pronounciation!!)....have asked a Portuguese speaker to translate a few words/phrases for me, and have looked at on line translation sites but they have both come back with completely different looking translations.....so a bit stuck!
    Anyone give me a few basic marking phrases?
    Along the line of;
    Well Done
    Good Work
    Great effort
    Excellent
    You have worked very hard today/you have worked well today/I am pleased with your work
    ...Plus any others you may think of/are commonly used in Portugal.
    Thanks!
    Sarah.

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    Hi Sarah!!

    How are you??

    The Portuguese from Brazil and from Portugal is almost the same, as I'm from Brazil I will write the Brazilian way:

    Well Done - Muito Bom!
    Good Work - Bom trabalho!
    Great effort - Parabéns!
    Excellent - Excelente!
    You have worked very hard today/you have worked well today - Você fez um bom trabalho hoje!

    I am pleased with your work - Estou orgulhosa com o seu trabalho!

    If you need other translations, feel free to ask!

    Cheers,
    Ali

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    thanks sarah for your question and ali for your answers! i enjoyed that!

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    Default Legal (in Portuguese) vs Legal (in Spanish)

    I don't speak Portuguese but when I was in Guarda do Embaú last summer it suprised me to learn that "legal" in Brazilian Portuguese means "good" or "very good"....is this right? Thanks for your help!!

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    "Legal" has been used for years in Brazil. "Bagual" is used somewhat in the South. "Trilegal" and "bacana" have fallen from favor.

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