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"A minha meia" é mais correcto, do que "minha meia"! A menos que consideremos que em português do Brasil eles gostam de comer palavras... Em português de Portugal seria mais correcto "a minha meia"!
Translation (only now did I notice that I was writing everything in portuguese, sorry guys!) To me, " a minha meia" would be more correct than "minha meia"!Unless of course it's one of those differences between PT-BR and PT-PT. In brazilian portuguese they do tend to eat a few words, when compared to the Portuguese from Portugal. But in PT-PT it would definitely be: "a minha meia"!
Yes. I think the sock must have originally been described as HALF a stocking or trousers, and that is why we call socks "meias", which is just short for meia-calça (half-pants). Now we use meia-calça for stockings or pantyhose, and call socks "half" or "halves" (meias). But this is just my personal hypothesis. =)
And meia also means the number 6. It comes from Meia Duzia (half a dozen). You would only hear it if somebody is giving you their telephone number, ID number, or address. I don't think they will teach it here, but I hope they will. Phone numbers and addresses could be confusing if you didn't know about this.
"Fornecer"=provide, supply. "abastecer"=stock (as in filling up the fridge), or simply fill up, as in putting gasoline in your car. So I guess it's like re-fill, pump, or fill up.
Therefore, fornecedor=supplier, provider.
The dictionary says mear=v. halve, share equally, divide into two. So, I suppose it means "cut in half", or "to halve", but I never use it.
No, that's stuffing! =]
What is your first language? Maybe someone could translate for you. Or you could try a google image search, that always helps, especially when it's a noun you're after. Stocking is like a sock, here is what the dictionary says:
a women's garment, typically made of translucent nylon or silk, that fits closely over the foot and is held up by garters or an elasticized strip at the upper thigh.
• short for Christmas stocking .
• a long sock worn by men.
• [usu. with adj. ] a cylindrical bandage or other medical covering for the leg resembling a stocking, esp. an elasticized support used in the treatment of disorders of the veins.
• a white marking of the lower part of a horse's leg, extending as far as, or just beyond, the knee or hock.
I hope it helps! =]