Dirt poor - Tradução em português

hi,

what's the meaning of 'dirt poor ' in the sentence below?

"He was dirt poor as a child."

thanks

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7 respostas
Donay Mendonça 22 107 1.6k
Tati,

Dirt-poor:Very poor

Bons estudos!
Hey, guys
I didn't understand the sense of he phrase. Translation: Ele era muito pobre como uma criança. As a child? Why?
Thomas 7 60 290
Vitor, his family was poor when he was a child. The implication is that as an adult he was no longer poor. Maybe he got a trade, became a professional, won the lottery, became a crooked politician, etc.
Flavia.lm 1 10 96
Eu vou com o Vitor.

as a child = como uma criança
when he was a child = qdo ele era uma criança

I was naive as a child = ?
Donay Mendonça 22 107 1.6k
Pessoal,

Como disse o Thomas,"as", neste caso, foi usado no sentido de "quando".

Flávia,

Sugiro: As naive as a child


Regards,
Flavia.lm 1 10 96
...... obrigada!
Thomas 7 60 290
There are certainly more colorful ways to say "dirt poor".

not to have a pot to piss in
not to have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of

I do not recommend that you try to impress the parents of your American boy/girlfriend with these two slang expressions, but I certainly heard them many times as a boy.