English to Portuguese dog

Dictionary entry: dog

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Spanish - Colombia
dog n(pet: canine)cão sm
cachorro sm
She got a dog for Christmas.
Ela ganhou um cão de Natal.
Ela ganhou um cachorro de natal.

dog n(species: canis familiaris)cão, cachorro sm
There are many different breeds of dog.
Há várias raças de cão (or: cachorro) diferentes.

Aren't there any regional differences? As far as I understand, it's something like cão (POR) and cachorro (BRA.)
 
  • DearPrudence

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    + should "natal" be capitalised in the end or not? It is not so clear either in the compounds of "Christmas ".
     

    MeggieBR

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    Portuguese - Brazil
    dog n(pet: canine)cão sm
    cachorro sm
    She got a dog for Christmas.
    Ela ganhou um cão de Natal.
    Ela ganhou um cachorro de natal.

    dog n(species: canis familiaris)cão, cachorro sm
    There are many different breeds of dog.
    Há várias raças de cão (or: cachorro) diferentes.

    Aren't there any regional differences? As far as I understand, it's something like cão (POR) and cachorro (BRA.)
    no, in Brazil both cão and cachorro are commonly used.
     

    DearPrudence

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    no, in Brazil both cão and cachorro are commonly used.
    Yes, but I don't think that's the case in Portugal and that should be made clear (for those of us who will probably never get to go to Brazil):
    cachorro
    1. Cão com menos de seis meses; cão jovem. Ver imagem
    2. [Portugal: Madeira, Brasil] Cão adulto.
    > In Portugal (except in Madeira), "cachorro" only means "puppy", and not "dog".
    (which also makes me think that "(POR) cachorro" should probably be given as a translation of "puppy".
     
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