Mouse potato e couch potato - Tradução em português

Mouse e couch potato são gírias ou expressões comuns usadas no dia a dia? E se eu quiser dizer viciado em pizza, em futebol, em drogas..., também existe uma expressão equivalente a essas?

Obrigada.

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7 respostas
Hi there!

I think you can use this sentence:

I'm crazy about pizza!

hugs
Eduardo
Hi Silvia,

My 2 cents:

Yes, the expressions "mouse/couch potato" are two informal slangs often used in daily speech. Yet you should bear in mind that they are set expressions. That is, "potato" is the word which best collocates with "mouse" and "couch" and any other collocation would sound a bit odd (for example, "couch addict").

As to your other question, in a general way "addict" is the word often used for "viciado". However, you should notice that there are many other expressions for "viciado" in the sense of "louco for" such as "lover", "crazy about", "hooked on" to name but a few.

For example: 1) He is a "football addict" and just wants to play it all the time. (There is even a book entitled "Notes of a football addict" at http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase ... 06/blogID/

2) Jane is a "pizza lover "(in this particular case, I believe "addict" doesn't fit so well).

"New Zealand pizza lovers suffer information theft from Hell"
From http://www.networkworld.com/community/b ... ormation-t

I'm sure more members will come up with many other suggestions soon ;)

Cheers
Thomas 7 60 290
Further use of the word "slangs" will result in a jolt of 220 volts surging over the internet and down to your keyboard. "Slang" is always in the singular. It is uncountable. You can say "slang, slang expressions, slang words, etc." Say "slangs" and you are courting danger from the grammar police. LOL
Thomas,

My bad! Thank you so much for correcting my mistake ;)

Cheers
Hi Silvia,

I'm posting the same answer, yet this time with a minor correction: as Thomas has just pointed out, slang is an uncountable noun.

My 2 cents:

Yes, the expressions "mouse/couch potato" are two informal slang often used in daily speech. Yet you should bear in mind that they are set expressions. That is, "potato" is the word which best collocates with "mouse" and "couch" and any other collocation would sound a bit odd (for example, "couch addict").

As to your other question, in a general way "addict" is the word often used for "viciado". However, you should notice that there are many other expressions for "viciado" in the sense of "louco for" such as "lover", "crazy about", "hooked on" to name but a few.

For example: 1) He is a "football addict" and just wants to play it all the time. (There is even a book entitled "Notes of a football addict" at http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase ... 06/blogID/

2) Jane is a "pizza lover "(in this particular case, I believe "addict" doesn't fit so well).

"New Zealand pizza lovers suffer information theft from Hell"
From http://www.networkworld.com/community/b ... ormation-t

I'm sure more members will come up with many other suggestions soon ;)

Cheers
Eduardo, Eternal e Thomas, muito obrigada.
Daniel.S 1 2 7
Hi there!

uma pequena contribuição:

fitness freak

Ex: Are you a fitness freak? How many times a a weak do you work on your body?

control freak

Ex: is your girlfriend/boyfriend a control freak?

Take care,

Daniel