labyrinthlabirinto = a complicated combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit; maze
ladybird / ladybugjoaninha (UK) // joaninha (US)
lag / lag (to)atraso, retardamento / lag time = tempo de atraso, tempo de retardo / jet lag = cansaço devido a fuso horário // demorar, ficar para trás, ir devagar / to lag behind = ficar atrás, retardar-se
lagoonlagoa
lamecoxo, manco = crippled or physically disabled, especially in the foot or leg
landholderproprietário de terras, latifundiário = landowner
landmarkponto de referência = an object (as a stone or tree) that marks the boundary of land
lapse (n) / lapse (to)1) falha, lapso = a minor error; "a lapse of memory" / 2) intervalo de tempo; espaço de tempo = an interval or passage of time; time lapse; "a lapse of only a few seconds"; " // expirar, caducar, prescrever (lei); "my passport has lapsed"
larcenyfurto, roubo = the act of stealing something; "he was arrested and charged with larceny"
larkcotovia
lash / lash (to)1) chicote, açoite = whip, switch; "he used a lash on the cattle to get them moving" / 2) chicotada = stroke of whip; whiplash; "the slave was sentenced to five lashes" / 3) cilio, pestana = eyelash // chicotear
latch / latch (to)trinco, tranca / fechar com trinco; trancar
lavishgeneroso, pródigo
lax1) lasso, frouxo, bambo, pouco firme = loose; slack / 2) negligente = neglectful
layoff1) demissão = the act of ending the employment of a worker or group of workers; 2) período de inatividade = a period of time during which there is no activity; "layoff can damage the morale of remaining workers"
leaden1) muito pesado; "leaden box" / 2) plúmbeo; "leaden skies"
leashcorrente para segurar cães
ledgerlivro-razão (contabilidade); general ledger = contabilidade geral
leesotavento (náutico) / in the lee of = ao abrigo de
leekalho-poró (Allium porrum)
lestpara que não (used when you are saying something in order to prevent something from happening) / "lest it happen = para que não aconteça"; "lest we forget = para que não esqueçamos"; "he fled the country lest he be captured = ele fugiu do país para que não fosse capturado"
lettucealface
leverage / leverage (to)1) alavancagem, vantagem, influência; "she took advantage of the situation to gain leverage in the negotiations" / 2) poder de agir; poder de influenciar // 1) alavancar, aproveitar, obter vantagem = to take advantage of / 2) influenciar
levy / levy (to)arrecadação / arrecadar, impor (taxa); "to levy a duty on imports"
lick (to)lamber
lighthousefarol = beacon
limp (to) / limp (adj)mancar / mole, flácido
linger (to)demorar, tardar, retardar; to linger on; to linger over = continuar, persistir "the old image still lingers on"
liquidityliquidez; liquidity ratio = índice de liquidez
liquorbebida alcoólica destilada / liquor store = loja onde se vendem bebidas alcoolicas = bottle shop
lizardlagarto
loaf (n) / loaf (to)pão (em formato) = a shaped or molded mass of bread / loaf of bread = pão de forma // vadiar = to pass time idly; "she loafed during the summer"
loathrelutante, contrário a / to be loath to do something = relutar em fazer algo
loathe (to)detestar, abominar = to hate, to detest
lobsterlagosta
loftsótão = attic, garret (obs.: porão = basement)
loftynobre, superior
logologotipo; "company logo and name"
loobanheiro = an informal word for lavatory (UK)
loom (n)tear = a hand-operated or power-driven device for weaving fabrics /
loom (to)elevar, surgir (de um nevoeiro), aparecer, assomar; "suddenly the mountain loomed over them"
loreconhecimento, erudição, saber, sabedoria popular, tradições, crença = traditional knowledge or belief // folklore = folclore
lotteryloteria
louse (pl.: lice) / lousypiolho / piolhento, nojento, horrível
ludicrousridículo, cômico, absurdo; "t's ludicrous to think that anyone will agree with you"
lukewarm1) morno, tépido / 2) indiferente = having or expressing little interest or enthusiasm; "lukearm greeting"
lull (to) / lull (n) / lullabyninar, acalentar, acalmar // calma, calmaria // canção de ninar
lumber / lumberman; lumberjackmadeira (serrada em tábuas) = timber sawed into boards ready for market; timber or logs especially when dressed for use // lenhador
lunge / lunge (to)bote, estocada, investida / atacar, investir, dar um bote
lure (to)atrair, seduzir = to entice, to attract, to allure; to lure buyers = atrair compradores
lurk (to)1) ocultar-se, esconder, estar à espreita, emboscar = to be in a hidden place; to wait in a secret or hidden place especially in order to do something wrong or harmful; "we caught a glimpse of someone lurking around the corner" / 2) (comput.) to read messages written by other people on the Internet in a newsgroup, chat room, etc., without writing any messages yourself
lushluxuriante, exuberante; lush vegetation
lustluxúria, desejo sexual
lyricsletra de música = the words of a song