"pé na tábua a boiar"

17:47 Sep 27, 2012
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Ships, Sailing, Maritime / On a boat trip
Portuguese term or phrase: "pé na tábua a boiar"
two people boarding a boat - one says to the other "pé na tábua a boiar" vamos.
Nick Taylor
Local time: 00:24


Summary of answers provided
4tread the planks
Gavin Jack
4let's walk the plank to stay afloat
Dr Lofthouse
3step aboard
Martin Riordan
2"let's go fast floating"
Clauwolf


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"let's go fast floating"


Explanation:
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Clauwolf
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let's walk the plank to stay afloat


Explanation:
depends on context , but this is my take



Dr Lofthouse
France
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step aboard


Explanation:
A suggestion derived from the lyrics of Gilberto Gil below and in the link:
"tábua a boiar" - a boat
"pé na tábua a boiar" - step aboard


"Solta
Com a alma no espaço
Vagarás, vagarás, te tornarás bagaço
Pedaço de tábua no mar
Dia
Após dia boiando
Acabarás perdendo a ansiedade, a saudade
A vontade de ser e de estar
Livre
Das dentadas do mundo"


    Reference: http://letras.mus.br/gilberto-gil/46235/
Martin Riordan
Brazil
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tread the planks


Explanation:
"tread the planks" (go onboard) as opposed to "walk the plank" (go overboard!)

suggestion: "it's time to tread the planks"


example: "Captains Quinn and Wilson still own the White Oak, and sail her as master and mate, respectively, proud to tread the planks of so sturdy and swift a little craft."
http://www.linkstothepast.com/marine/captainsQ.php


Gavin Jack
New Zealand
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: English
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