paddle / paddle (to)
1) remo = a short light oar with a flat blade used to propel a canoe or small boat // 2) pá de roda propulsora = a paddle wheel used to propel a boat / paddle steamer = vapor com roda propulsora // remar; "he paddled the canoe across the lake"
pageantcortejo, desfile = parade, procession
pailbalde = bucket
pansyamor-perfeito (Viola spp.)
paramountsupremo, superior = superior to all others, supreme, dominant; "of paramount importance = de suma importância"
paroleliberdade condicional; on parole = em liberdade condicinal
parse (to)examinar, analisar palavras numa frase
parsnipchirívia, pastinaca (Pastinaca sativa)
partisan1) partidário = follower / 2) guerrilheiro = member of a guerrilla group
partridgeperdiz
PassoverPáscoa (judaica)
payoffrecompensa; lucro = profit, reward
pebbleseixo, calhau, cascalho = a small, rounded stone, especially one worn down by the action of water; gravel; "pebble beach"
peck (to)1) bicar, dar bicadas (pássaro) / 2) dar beijinho / 3) beliscar (comida)
peddlermascate, vendedor ambulante = a person who sells from door to door or in the street; hawker
peek (to)espiar, espreitar, dar uma olhada = to peep, to peer
peep (to)espiar, espreitar, dar uma olhada = to peek, to peer
pelicanpelicano
pen (to); pent; pentconfinar, manter preso, manter em galinheiro / pent-up = reprimido = restrained / pent-up demand = demanda reprimida / pent-up emotions = emoções reprimidas
perceive (to)perceber = to become aware through the senses, to realize
perch / perch (to)poleiro = a roost for a bird / empoleirar
percolatorcafeteira elétrica
perilperigo, risco = danger, jeopardy, risk, hazard
perish (to)1) morrer = to die; "two people perished in the fire" / 2) deteriorar, apodrecer
persimmoncaqui (Diospyros kaki)
pervade (to) / pervasiveimpregnar, penetrar / penetrante, que se infiltra, dominante, pervasivo, que se espalha por toda parte; all-pervasive = onipresente
petticoatcombinação, anágua = slip worn under skirt
pettyinsignificante, pequeno = small, insignificant; petty cash = caixa pequena (reserva de dinheiro para pequenas despesas)
petuniapetunia (Petunia axillaris)
pewbanco de igreja
pewtervasilha de estanho
phantomfantasma = ghost
pheasantfaisão
picklespicles
piggyback (n) / piggyback (adj, adv)ato de carregar nos ombros = a ride on the back and shoulders of another person / carregado nos ombros, sobre os ombros = on the back and shoulders of another person; "a piggyback ride"
pillarpilar
pitfallarmadilha, arapuca, perigo = trap, snare
plaintiffquerelante, demandante, queixoso = a person who brings a legal action # defendant
plane treeplátano (Platanus spp.)
planktábua = board; long flat piece of timber thicker than a board
platoonpelotão = military unit; squad; "the platoon entered enemy territory on foot"
plea / plead (to)apelo, petição, defesa (lei) = request // 1) advogar, defender (lei) = to argue a cause in a court of law; "he pleaded his own cause" / 2) alegar = to give as excuse / 3) pleitear; to plead guilty = declarar culpado
plethoraexcesso, grande quantidade, ampla gama = excess, profusion, abundance
pliableflexível = flexible
pliersalicate
plightsituação difícil, apuros, dificuldade = unfavorable situation; "sorry plight"
plummet (to)cair rapidamente (bird, plane); baixar rapidamente (prices, despencar) = to plunge vertically, to drop sharply (obs.: contrário é to soar)
plush1) luxuoso = expensive and luxurious; "we went to a plush restaurant and ordered caviar" / 2) pelúcia; "a plush red sofa"
poach (to) / poacher1) escaldar = to cook (eggs, fish, etc.) in a hot liquid just below the boiling point; poached eggs = ovos poché // 2) caçar ilegalmente = to enter into (someone else's land) in order to hunt animals illegally // caçador ilegal; caçador furtivo
podvagem (leguminosa)
poke (to) / pokercutucar / to poke something into = enfiar, meter em algo // atiçador de brasas = a metal rod for poking or stirring a fire
pomegranateromã (Punica granatum)
ponder (to)ponderar, meditar, refletir = to think about, to consider carefully, to examine; "she pondered for a while, then came to a decision"
poococô
poplarálamo (Populus spp.)
poppypapoula (Papaver spp.)
pouchsacola, bolsa = a bag, sack, or small container, especially one for small articles or quantities; "a tobacco pouch"
poxdoença com pústulas ou erupções; chicken pox = catapora; small pox = varíola
precinctdistrito, zona, recinto = a part of a territory with definite bounds or functions often established for administrative purposes , district / election precinct = zona eleitoral / pedestrian precinct = zona de pedestres / police precinct = distrito policial, a division of a city for police control / shopping precinct = zona comercial
premisepremissa = a statement that is assumed to be true for the purpose of an argument; "I was operating on the premise that I had your support"
premisespropriedade, terreno, edificio = an area of land including its buildings; "the company leases part of the premises to smaller businesses"
premium1) prêmio (seguro) / 2) bônus, bonificação, ágio = an amount paid in addition to a standard rate, price, wage, etc; bonus
prerequisite [pri-réquizit]pre-requisito = something required beforehand
preservesconserva, compota = fruit in syrup
prevail (to) / prevailingprevalecer, predominar = to prevail over / predominante, dominante = generally accepted; widespread "the prevailing opinion"
prevalence / prevalentpredominância, predomínio / predominante, comum = widespread, prevailing
pricey; pricycaro = expensive, costly; "those pricey cars"
prickle / pricklyespinho = thorn / espinhento = thorny
primalprimário, primitivo = first, original
pristinepuro, limpo, original, imaculado = not changed by people; left in its natural state; "the pristine beauty of the ancient forest"
procure (to) / procurementobter, conseguir = to get, to achieve, to obtain, to gain, to earn / obtenção, aquisição; procurement department = departamento de compras
pros and consprós e contras = positive and negative aspects
prowl / prowl (to)espreita / rondar, andar à espreita = to move quietly through an area while hunting; "the police were prowling the streets in their patrol cars"
proxy1) procurador // 2) procuração = an authorization granting a person to act for another
prune / prune (to)ameixa seca // podar (árvores) = to cut or chop off extra or unwanted twigs, branches, or roots from; "to prune trees"
puddlepoça = a very small pool of usually dirty or muddy water
pulppolpa, celulose; pulp mill = fábrica de celulose
puntrocadilho
pundit1) conhecedor, sábio, especialista / 2) pessoa sábia; guru; a learned person, expert, or authority
puppetmarionete, fantoche