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"O dia começou como um domingo de clássico."

Translation:The day started as a classic Sunday.

May 10, 2013



10.05.2013 O dia começou como um domingo de clássico, assemelhando-se àqueles em que o Vasco da Gama entra em campo para enfrentar rivais de maior porte ou times de menor expressão. Sempre que o Vascão joga, é assim. Os dias parecem outros. São diferenciados, especiais, inigualáveis. Ah, Vasco! Vascão! Vasquinho! O meu, o seu, o nosso Vascão. O time do coração de todos os brasileiros...Domingo de clássico! Português sem jaça! Principalmente quando joga o time da raça!


mannnn I roll on the floor laughing when i read your comments.... éh..Valdemar Vascaíno...


Now I was going to report it, and you made it make sense....no reporting....but not a good translation still.


Você escrebeu '...vasco...vascão...vasquinho...' o que me lembra uma palavra que viu no internete: '...brasilzao...' o que isso significa? Obrigado.


It is to emphasize the word, as "big Brazil". It is quite common in Portuguese.


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"Clássico" in this meaning is a traditional match between great popular teams. A "domingo de clássico" is a Sunday when this traditional match occurs. Their fans just think and talk only about that... it's a "Sunday of clássico"... A classic Sunday is a common or regular Sunday...


If it "started" as a classical Sunday, say with an important soccer match, what happened that it didn't finish as such (implied)?


The day started as a day of the classico (meaning football derby). Is that the correct translation?


Why is there a "de" between "domingo" and "clássico"


Well, this is very specific. "Domingo de clássico" is not a classic sunday (whatever that means), but a sunday with an important match (almost always a soccer match) between two important teams. "Clássico" in soccer here in Brazil has this meaning of an important match (like Yankees versus Giants in USA). The "de" is used when you are talking about an event happening that day. For example, I would say "domingo de páscoa" to talk about "easter sunday" and not any common sunday, or "dia de natal" to refer to "christmas day". It is the "de" that tells me this sunday has a special meaning, in this case, a sports event. Of course there is no hint in duolingo about all this, but brazilians will understand immediately. Proof of that is the comment in portuguese of Valdemar Vascaino down here, try to read it ;D


Hmmm... for me, just domingo clássico could work... but not the same meaning.... i mean domingo clássico = classical Sunday


Yes, domingo clássico works, but totally different meaning. My point is that the "de" makes all the difference, "domingo de clássico" is not equivalent to classical (or classic) sunday, as translated here in duolingo.


But what does "classical Sunday" mean? "Ordinary" or "normal" or "unforgettably important"?


Well, I guess in English classical is more related to music, as in classical music. Maybe a classical Sunday is some hour long Beethoven Special on the radio for the Family? ;D

But a classic Sunday would be that day to be remembered, when something really worth or cool happened. Or even traditional: '- Sunday we are going to play poker all night long' '- Hey, that's a classic!'


Clearly the closer English word here would be classic. Classic and classical are not at all the same, just as economic and economical are very different. The only way "classical Sunday" would make any sense is as you say, a day devoted to a program of classical music.


could you say "like a regular Sunday"?


Read my explanation about when we use the word "clássico"


the day started as classical Sunday - why wrong??


If you want to use classical you need to say "a classical Sunday". If it means "just another Sunday" English would say ordinary or typical instead of classical. However, you should read the earlier comments about "Domingo de clássico" as Duo appears to mean a special Sunday.

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