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    Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    Is there an portuguese idiom for this?

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    Like when you're charged an exorbitant price for something? Yes: Isso é um assalto! / Isso é um roubo!/ Isso é um assalto a mão armada!
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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    Thats exactly what I'm looking for. You legend! Cheers!!!

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    In Portugal we just use "Isso/isto é um roubo" or "Mas que roubalheira!".
    We really like to use the second one!

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    In Portugal you also hear "Vão roubar prá estrada!".

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    Quote Originally Posted by IsaC View Post
    In Portugal we just use "Isso/isto é um roubo" or "Mas que roubalheira!".
    We really like to use the second one!
    I also use this second one!
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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    Can I just add that "daylight" is one word, not two?

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    it can be translated as a "slang": Caraca!!! que facada!!

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    is funny see people learning portuguese. well, in brazil, you can say "mas que roubo". But if you say "mas que robalheira" you'll appear a age old.

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    please sorry my english if i make a mistake. i'm studiyng english alone and a little time.

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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    Um assalto à luz do dia ! / Um assalto em plena luz do dia !

    Que roubo ! / Que facada !
    Last edited by leitora; 19th February 2013 at 9:41 PM. Reason: formatação
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    Re: Day light robbery! / What a rip off!

    As one can see, in this case the expressions in Brazil and Portugal are similar! And used quite often, too!

    — Mas que roubo (ou roubalheira)!
    — Um assalto!
    — Que (ou uma) facada!

    An expression with a slightly different meaning, which I like very much is: "Os preços estão pela hora da morte!", standing for skyrocketing prices.

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