vinga-se barrufando com frouxos de riso realista

16:49 Nov 11, 2018
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / In The Preface To A Novel
Portuguese term or phrase: vinga-se barrufando com frouxos de riso realista
Context:

E por isso mesmo se reimprime. O bom senso público relê isto, compara con aquilo, e vinga-se barrufando com frouxos de riso realista as páginas que há dez anos aljofarava com lágrimas românticas.


Obrigada,


Barbara
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 12:41


Summary of answers provided
4 +1gets even by sprinkling with bouts of realistic laughter
Oliveira Simões


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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
gets even by sprinkling with bouts of realistic laughter


Explanation:
vingar-se: take revenge, get even
https://dictionary.reverso.net/portuguese-english/vingou-se

barrufar: sin. de borrifar. 1. deitar borrifos em; salpicar; aspergir. 2. molhar ligeiramente a roupa, com salpicos de água, antes de a passar a ferro. (Infopedia)

borrifar: spray, sprinkle

See examples below with "bouts of laughter".



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Note added at 1 hr (2018-11-11 17:59:53 GMT)
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This is is how I understood the passage:

"The public good sense reads it over, compares it with something else, and gets even by sprinkling the pages, which 10 years before they (had) dampened with their romantic tears, with bouts of realistic laughter."

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Note added at 9 hrs (2018-11-12 02:32:19 GMT)
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Revised translation:

Revised translation:

"The public common sense reads it over, compares it with something else, and gets even by sprinkling the pages, which ten years before they would have speckled with romantic teardrops, with bouts of realistic laughter."

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Note added at 9 hrs (2018-11-12 02:40:09 GMT)
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Or perhaps in the same order as in the original:

"The public common sense reads it over, compares it with something else, and gets even by sprinkling the pages with bouts of realistic laughter, which ten years before they would have speckled with romantic teardrops."

Example sentence(s):
  • Compared to shorter bouts, longer bouts of laughter tended to have higher mean fundamental frequencies and greater shifts in frequency within calls.
  • Figure I.2 A plot over time of the incidence of bouts of laughter in 32 briefings in the Dems corpus (Wordsmith Tools, version 4.0).

    https://books.google.com/books?id=ieAcp2Z_zkIC&pg=PA158&lpg=PA158&dq=%22bouts+of+laughter%22&source=bl&ots=cxfzYnC4ZR&sig=73a9LQD6MvdBRbwfko
    https://books.google.com/books?id=mTviLpT4xk4C&pg=PT18&lpg=PT18&dq=%22bouts+of+laughter%22&source=bl&ots=WvuGuXk1j2&sig=4G0fwFNvLmGhc1FdV2MK
Oliveira Simões
United States
Local time: 09:41
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PRO pts in category: 56

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agree  Margarida Ataide
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  -> Thank you, Margarida.
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