Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen
March 16, 2008 at 11:44 pm (Uncategorized)
March 16, 2008 at 11:42 pm (Uncategorized)
|Hino Nacional Brasileiro
|Brazilian National Anthem|
|Ouviram do Ipiranga as margens plácidas
De um povo heróico o brado retumbante,
E o sol da liberdade, em raios, fúlgidos,
Brilhou no céu da Pátria nesse instante.Se o penhor dessa igualdade
Conseguimos conquistar com braço forte,
Em teu seio, ó liberdade,
Desafia o nosso peito a própria morte!
Ó Pátria amada
Brasil, um sonho intenso, um raio vívido,
Gigante pela própria natureza
Dos filhos deste solo
|Ipiranga’s placid banks heard
The resounding cry of a heroic people.
And the sun of liberty, in brilliant rays,
Shone at that moment in the homeland’s skies.By the promise of this equality
We could conquer by our mighty arm,
In thy breast, O Freedom,
Our heart defies death itself.
O beloved homeland,
Brazil, a vivid dream, a lively ray
A giant by your own nature,
To the sons of this land
|Deitado eternamente em berço esplêndido,
Ao som do mar e à luz do céu profundo,
Fulguras, ó Brasil, florão da América,
Iluminado ao sol do Novo Mundo!Do que a terra mais garrida
Teus risonhos lindos campos têm mais flores,
“Nossos bosques têm mais vida”
“Nossa vida” no teu seio “mais amores”
Ó Pátria amada
Brasil, de amor eterno seja símbolo
Mas se ergues da justiça a clava forte,
Dos filhos deste solo
|Eternally laid in a splendid cradle,
By the sound of the sea and the light of the profound heaven,
You gleam, O Brazil, the greatest flower of America,
Illuminated by the sun of the New World.Most attractive of all the earth,
Thy smiling, lovely fields have more flowers,
Our forests have more life,
Our life in your bosom more love.
O beloved homeland,
Brazil, let the symbol of thy eternal love
But if you raise justice’s gavel,
To the sons of this land
March 16, 2008 at 9:02 pm (Uncategorized)
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Freeze! Police! (PARADO POLÍCIA!)
Sou apaixonada por filmes policiais, e sempre presto atenção no vocabulário.
Aqui vão algumas coisas que eu acho interessantes e que poderão ajudá-los a entender melhor a fala dos personagens:
No momento da batida policial:
Cop(policial) 1 > You are under arrest!
Cop 2 > Read his rights!
Cop 1 > You have the right to remain silent. Everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you can’t afford one, then we will provide one for you…
– a flash wound > ferimento de raspão
– racketeering > estelionato
– to spike a drink > batizar uma bebida
– the D.A. > District Attorney > promotor público
– eye witness > testemunha ocular
– a subpoena > uma intimação
– he was sentenced to life > condenado à prisão perpétua
– ex-con (ex-convict) > ex-presidiário
– hard evidence > prova material
– murder one > assassinato em primeiro grau
– man slaughter > homicídio culposo
– bail > fiança
– parole > condicional
– parole officer > agente responsável pela condicional
– arson – incendio criminoso
– ransom note – pedido de resgate(via carta ou bilhete)
– mayhem – lesao corporal dolosa
1- He has been convicted of a DUI– Driving Under the Influence (Ele foi preso por dirigir drogado) 2- He has been convicted of a DWI– Driving While Intoxicated (…por dirigir bêbado)
snitch: someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police [informante]
stakeout: a surveillance maintained by the police of an area or a person suspected of criminal activity [tocaia]
stake out: to assign (as a police officer) to an area usually to conduct a surveillance [estar de vigia, à espreita; tocaiar]
to ambush > tocaiar
affidavit > declaração reconhecida em cartório
con job > conto do vigário
con artist > o vigarista que aplica o con job
a sniper > um atirador de elite
to process the scene > examinar a cena do crime
a burglar > invasor de domicílio
to stage an accident > simular um acidente
high speed blood spatters > borrifos de sangue de alta velocidade, que determinam o M.O.
M.O. > modus operandi
CPR > cardiopulmonary resuscitation
ASSAULT: intimidação/ tentativa de estupro
CHILD ABUSE: abuso infantil
DEFENDER: advogado de defesa
MINOR: menor (de idade)
MISDEMEANOR: crime leve
FELONY: crime grave
DOUBLE JEOPARDY: traduzido como “risco duplo” no filme de mesmo nome, lei que proíbe uma pessoa de ser condenada pelo mesmo crime por duas vezes.
CASE LAW ou COMMON LAW: lei estabelecida por precedentes judiciais.
HABEAS CORPUS: o mesmo.
PROBATION: liberdade condicional sob certas circunstâncias, como prestar serviços comunitários, pagar multa e/ou participar de tratamento para dependentes químicos, a violação do acordo pode resultar em prisão, conforme termos firmados.
PROSECUTOR: promotor (existem outras traduções mas não sei qual a mais correta).
MARTIAL LAW: lei marcial.
TREASON: traição, crime contra o estado, sujeito à pena de morte.
TO STALK SOMEONE > perseguir alguém
THE STALKER > o perseguidor
A STRAIGHT JACKET > uma camisa de força
CANINE UNIT > unidade de cães farejadores
TO DUMP A BODY > desovar um cadáver
JOHN DOE / JANE DOE > um homem ou uma mulher de indentidade desconhecida, morto ou desmemoriado.
March 16, 2008 at 8:55 pm (Uncategorized)
has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is “UP.”
It is easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report ?
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP . We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP , you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP .
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When it doesn’t rain for a while, things dry UP .
One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP ,
March 16, 2008 at 5:25 pm (Uncategorized)
A policeman was interviewing three blondes who wanted to become detectives.
To test their skills in recognizing a suspect, he showed the first blonde a picture for five seconds and then hid it.
“This is your suspect. How would you recognize him?”
The first blonde answered, “That’s easy! We’ll catch him fast because he only has one eye!”
The policeman said, “Well…uh…that’s because the picture shows his profile.”
Slightly flustered by this ridiculous response, he flashed the picture at the second blonde and said, “This is your suspect. How would you recognize him?”
The second blonde giggled, flipped her hair and said, “Ha! He’d be too easy to catch because he only has one ear!”
The policeman angrily replied, “What’s the matter with you two?
Of course only one eye and one ear are showing, because this is a picture of his profile!
Is that the best answer you can come up with?”
Extremely frustrated at this point, he showed the picture to the third blonde and said, in a very testy voice, “This is your suspect. How would you recognize him?”
He quickly added, “And think hard before answering, so you don’t say something completely idiotic.”
The blonde looked at the picture intently for a moment and said, “Hmmmm…The suspect wears contact lenses.”
The policeman was stunned speechless, because he honestly didn’t know whether the suspect wore contacts or not.
“Well, that’s an interesting answer…Wait here for a few minutes while I check his file, and I’ll get back to you on that.”
He left the room and went to his office, checked the suspect’s file in his computer, and came back beaming.
“Wow!” he said, “I can’t believe it…It’s TRUE! The suspect does in fact wear contact lenses. Good work!
But how were you able to make such an astute observation?”
“That’s easy,” the blonde replied. “He can’t wear regular glasses, because he only has one eye and one ear.”
March 16, 2008 at 5:14 pm (Uncategorized)
The hurricane came unexpectedly.
The ship went down and was lost.
The man foundhimself swept up on the shore of an island with noother people, no supplies, nothing to do.
Only bananas and coconuts.
So for the next four months he ate bananas,drank coconut juice and longed for his old life.
He fixed his gaze on the sea,hoping to spot a rescue ship.
One day, as he was lying on the beach, he spotted movement out of the corner of his eye.
It was a rowboat, and in it was the most gorgeous womanhe had ever seen.
She rowed up to him.In disbelief, he asked her:”Where did you come from?How did you get here?”
“I rowed from the other side of the island,” she said.
“I landed here when my cruise ship sank.”
“Amazing,” he said.
“I didn’t know anyoneelse survived. How many are there? You were lucky to have a rowboat wash up with you.”
“Its only me,” she said, ” and the rowboatdidn’t wash up; nothing did.”
He was confused.”Then how did you get the rowboat?”
“Oh, simple,” replied the woman.
“I made the rowboat out of materialsthat I found on the island.
The oars were whittled from Gum tree branches.
I wove the bottom from palm branchesand the sides and stern came from a Eucalyptus tree.”
“B-B-But that’s impossible,” stuttered the man.
“You had no tools or hardware. How did you manage?”
“Oh, that was no problem,” replied the woman.
“On the other side of the island there is a very unusualrock formation exposed.
I found that if I firedit to a certain temperature in my kiln, it melted into iron.
I used that for tools,and used the tools to make the hardware.”
“But enough of that,” she said.
“Where do you live?”Sheepishly, he confessed that he had beensleeping on the beach the whole time.
“Well, let’s row over to my place, then.” she said.
After a few minutes of rowing she docked the boatat a small wharf.
As the man looked to the shore,he nearly fell out of the boat.
Before him was a stone walkleading to an exquisite bungalow painted in blue and white.
While the woman tied up the rowboatwith an expertly woven hemp rope,the man could only stare ahead, dumbstruck.
As they walked into the house,she said casually,”It’s not much, but I call it home.
Sit down, please; would you like a drink?”
“No, no thank you,” he said, still dazed.
“I can’t take any more coconut juice.”
“It’s not coconut juice,” the woman replied.
“I have a still. How about a Pina Colada?”
Trying to hide his amazement, the man accepted,and they sat down on her couch to talk.
After they had exchanged their stories, the woman announced,”I’m going to slip into something comfortable. Would you like to take a shower and shave?]
There is a razor upstairs in the bathroom.”
No longer questioning anything,the man went into the bathroom.
There in the cabinet was a razor made from a bone handle.
Two shells honed to a hollow ground edge were fastenedonto it’s end.
“This woman is amazing,” he thought.
When he returned, she greeted himwearing nothing but vinesand smelling faintly of gardenias.
She beckoned for him to sit down next to her.
“Tell me,” she began, suggestively, slithering closer to him,”we’ve been out here for a very long time. You’ve been lonely. There’s something I’m sure you really feel like doing right now, something you’ve been longing for all these months. You know…”
She stared into his eyes.
He couldn’t believe what he was hearing.
“You mean–?” he replied,
“I can check my e-mail from here?”
March 16, 2008 at 5:04 pm (Uncategorized)
Who should make the coffee
A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, “You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee.”
The husband said, ” You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee.”
The wife replied, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should make the coffee.”
The husband replied, “I can’t believe that; show me!”
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages,that it indeed says……….
March 16, 2008 at 4:51 pm (Uncategorized)
“In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.”
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.”
“Ah, yes, divorce…from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” -Robin Williams.
“A married man should forget his mistakes; no use two peopleremembering the same thing.” -Duane Dewel.
“When you see a married couple walking down the street, the onethat’s a few steps ahead is the one that’s mad.”
“Eighty percent of married men cheat in America…The rest cheat in Europe.”
“Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in thehope of pulling out an eel.” -Leonardo Di Vinci.
“I don’t think I’ll get married again. I’ll just find a woman I don’t likeand give her a house.” -Lewis Grizzard.
“I’m the only man in the world with a marriage license made out towhom it may concern.” -Mickey Rooney.
“I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.”
“The difference between divorce and legal separation is that legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money.”
March 16, 2008 at 3:54 pm (Uncategorized)
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
All u have to decide is what to do with time that’s given to you.
-Micheal Carleon(The Godfather)
Whatever comes our way…whatever battle we’ve reaching inside us. we always have a choice.it’s choices that make us who we’re and we can always choose to do what’s right!
-Peter Parker(Spiderman 3)
“Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm”.
“The best answer to anger is silence”.
“Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence”.
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple.But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange theseideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”
-George Bernard Shaw
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
George Bernard Shaw
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy – I mean that if you are happy you will be good.”
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)
“I am not what I seem…I am nothing but a dream”
Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
– Albert Einstein
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”
“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.”
– Groucho Marx
Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you`re gonna get.
Be sure you choose what you believe and know why you believe it, because if you don’t choose your beliefs, you may be certain that some belief, and probably not a very creditable one, will choose you.
March 16, 2008 at 3:22 pm (Uncategorized)
Little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter,
“Sweetheart, please hold my hand sothat you don’t fall into the river.”
The little girl said,”No, Dad. You hold my hand.”
“What’s the difference?”Asked the puzzled father.
“There’s a big difference,” replied the little girl.
“If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go. But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go.”
In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond.
“So hold the hand of the person whom you love rather than expectingthem to hold urs…
this story tells many things…
u just need to understandthe meaning rest depends on u “