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A casa era realmente velha; quando nós olhamos mais de perto, a parede cedeu.

Translation

The house was really old; when we looked closer, the wall fell down.

Analysis


a
     1. n. alternative spelling of á
     2. art. feminine singular of article o
     3. pron. Her, it (as a direct object; as an indirect object, see lhe; after prepositions, see ela).
     4. prep. to
     5. prep. at
     6. prep. Indicates the direct object, mainly to avoid confusion when it, the subject, or both are displaced.
     7. prep. (Portugal followed by a verb in the infinitive form) forms the present participle. In Brazil, the gerund is used instead.
     8. interj. oh
     9. v. (misspelling of há)
casa
     1. n. house (structure serving as an abode of human beings)
     2. n. home (one’s own dwelling place)
     3. n. (in compounds) shop (establishment that sells goods or service)
     4. n. (board games) a cell which may be occupied by a piece (such as a square in a chessboard)
     5. n. a digit position
     6. n. house (noble family)
     7. v. third-person singular present indicative of casar
     8. v. second-person singular affirmative imperative of casar
     casar
          1. v. to marry, wed someone to (unite two others in wedlock)
era
     1. v. first-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser
     2. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative form of ser
     3. n. era (time period of indeterminate length, generally more than one year)
     4. n. (archaeology) age (period of human prehistory)
     5. n. (geology) era (unit of time, smaller than aeons and greater than periods)
     ser
          1. v. Denotes a permanent quality; to be;
          2. v. Denotes location in time; to be;
          3. v. Auxiliary verb for the passive voice, precedes verb in participle; to be.
          4. v. To be correct, to be true; particularly as answer or reaffirmation of a previous statement.
          5. v. (auxiliary preceding past participle) forms the passive voice
          6. v. to cost (to be worth a given amount of money)
          7. v. to happen; to take place
          8. n. being (a living creature)
realmente
     1. adv. truly, really, actually
velha
     1. adj. feminine of velho
quando
     1. adv. when
     2. conj. when
     3. pron. when
nós
     1. pron. (nominative prepositional) we (a group of two or more people, including the speaker)
     2. n. plural of nó.
     nó
          1. n. knot
olhamos
     1. v. first-person plural present indicative of olhar
     2. v. first-person plural preterite indicative of olhar
     olhar
          1. v. to look
          2. n. gaze; stare; look
          3. n. glance
mais
     1. adv. used to form the comparative of adjectives; more
     2. adv. preceded by the definitive article, used to form the superlative of adjectives; most
     3. adv. more (to a greater degree or extent)
     4. adv. any more (from a given time onwards)
     5. conj. (arithmetic) plus (sum of the previous one and the following one)
     6. conj. (Brazil vulgar) and; with; together with.
     7. conj. (Brazil) (misspelling of mas)
     8. n. plus sign (name of the character +)
de
     1. prep. of
     2. prep. 's, possession suffix
     3. prep. from
     4. prep. by the means of, by
     5. prep. as, dressed as.
     6. prep. -long, indicating time duration
     7. prep. A compound word connector, often not translated into English
perto
     1. adv. close, closely, next (at a little distance)
a
     1. n. alternative spelling of á
     2. art. feminine singular of article o
     3. pron. Her, it (as a direct object; as an indirect object, see lhe; after prepositions, see ela).
     4. prep. to
     5. prep. at
     6. prep. Indicates the direct object, mainly to avoid confusion when it, the subject, or both are displaced.
     7. prep. (Portugal followed by a verb in the infinitive form) forms the present participle. In Brazil, the gerund is used instead.
     8. interj. oh
     9. v. (misspelling of há)
parede
     1. n. wall (of a house or building)
cedeu
     1. v. third-person singular preterite indicative of ceder
     ceder
          1. v. to cede, to give up, to give away, to hand over, to give own property or rights to others
          2. v. to lend
          3. v. to decide against own previous decision or after doubt
          4. v. (intransitive) to surrender at an argumentation, to be convinced after possibly long discussion
          5. v. (intransitive) to fall down, to collapse
          6. v. first-person singular future subjunctive of ceder
          7. v. third-person singular future subjunctive of ceder
          8. v. first-person singular personal infinitive of ceder
          9. v. third-person singular personal infinitive of ceder


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