Como dizer "pega trouxa" em inglês

Cinnamon 15 61 498
Hi there!

Me perguntaram ontem qual seria o equivalente a expressão pega-trouxa in English.
I really don't know...

I've heard "practical jokes" meaning "pegadinha".

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5 respostas
Donay Mendonça 22 103 1.5k
O contexto fornecido é insuficiente para uma resposta. Como parte das regras, pedimos que forneça uma explicação e um exemplo de uso.
Cinnamon 15 61 498
She was talking about that referring to another way to say false friends (false cognates) in English.

I understood the "expression" (I don't know if there is a word meaning that, maybe is a slang) like in the example below:

I hate Brazilian politicians because their priorities are "pega-trouxa" (to decieve // decieving people)...

I found in Portuguese the following>
"Significado de pega-trouxa: 1. Ardil, embuste, armadilha para enganar pessoas incautas; 2. Que diz respeito a, ou contém ardil, embuste, enganação" ... Acho que funciona como um noun (not a verb)

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Donay Mendonça 22 103 1.5k

1. ''Pegadinha'' em inglês

2. ''I hate Brazilian politicians because they are always conning people.''

Con: to trick someone, especially in order to get money from them or persuade them to do something for you. [Oxford - USA]

Bons estudos. Compartilhe.
Breckenfeld 3 15 127
My suggestion:

Dupe trap.

PPAULO 6 48 1.1k
And there´s also this form of "pegadinha", this one that at first "it seems too good to be true" and then you learn that "there´s no free lunch", there´s always a catch...
Or some kind of condition/trade-off that seems "invisible" at first!

0% car loans - there is always a catch.
Empréstimos a 0%, há sempre uma pegadinha. ... atch-19759

================== ... always-is/

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