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Are you pretty happy with your height and weight? Remember that when you talk about that in Portuguese, you will have to switch to the metric system. So, just how tall are you and how much do you weigh? Learn how to talk about that in today’s lesson.
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“uns dois metros” “uns 90 a 93 quilos” — do we have to use uns before the numbers? what’s the reason behind it? many thanks.
uns dois metros really means something like “some two meters” or perhaps in everyday English we might say something like, “two meters more or less.” So, for example, if I were talking about taking a trip and that I would stay for either 3 or 4 days, I might say in portuguese, “uns três ou quatro dias.” (meaning more or less three or four days). Thanks for you question Sophie.
Orlando is correct as usual. But another thought to this would be “something like.” For example… “uns dois ou tres metros,” could be translated into, “something like two or three meters.”
This is why he follows it up with “por aí.” or “around there.”