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Enquanto passava pelo jardim, pude ouvir um pássaro cantar.

Translation

While I was walking through the garden, I could hear a bird singing.



Analysis


enquanto
     1. conj. as; while
passava
     1. v. first-person singular imperfect indicative of passar
     2. v. third-person singular imperfect indicative of passar
pelo
     1. n. hair (filament which grows on the skin of mammals), except hair on top of humans’ heads, which is called cabelo.
     2. n. (by extension) any filament which grows on plants and non-mammals
     3. v. first-person singular present indicative of pelar
jardim
     1. n. garden
pude
     1. v. first-person singular preterite indicative of poder
ouvir
     1. v. to hear, to perceive with the ear, without necessarily paying attention to it
     2. v. :Se ao menos a gente pudesse ouvir o que estão dizendo!
     3. v. ::If at least we could hear what they're saying!
um
     1. num. one.
     2. art. (indefinite) a, an; some (in plural).
     3. n. The figure or digit 1: one.
     4. pron. A person: one, someone; some people: some (in plural).
     5. pron. Element(s) of a previously mentioned class: one; some (in plural).
pássaro
     1. n. bird (animal), especially a small one
     2. n. passerine (any bird of the order Passeriformes)
cantar
     1. v. to sing, to say musically, to execute a song
     2. v. (intransitive) to express sounds musically through the voice
     3. v. to say with rhythm
     4. v. to seduce by flattery
     5. v. first-person singular future subjunctive of cantar
     6. v. third-person singular future subjunctive of cantar
     7. v. first-person singular personal infinitive of cantar
     8. v. third-person singular personal infinitive of cantar


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