'Words fail me' or 'I am lost for words'

dabell

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english -england
How would one render this when presented with a statement so stuoid as to defy any reply?
 
  • dabell

    New Member
    english -england
    Also:

    Nem sei o que dizer.
    It is very difficult to express the word 'fail' in this context as one understands the meaning very well but, cannot reply because of the total stupidity of the initial statement. Literally, one is lost for words to do justice to so banal a rendering. My Portuguese is very 'rusty' after some years of non-use. How to render 'rusty'?
     

    anaczz

    Senior Member
    Português (Brasil)
    Algumas frases possíveis, nesse tipo de situação, em contextos informais:
    - Sem comentários!
    - Nem vou dizer nada...
    - Agora você me deixou sem palavras! (irônico)
    - Nem vale a pena responder/comentar.
    - Nem sei o que dizer. (Joca)
     

    dabell

    New Member
    english -england
    Also:

    Nem sei o que dizer.
    Thank you. Unfortunately, one understands the words well enough but, the statement is so 'corny' or banal as to defy adequate response. Hence the difficulty with the use, in English, of the word 'fail' in this context, ie I am unable to find words adequately to do justice to so dreadful a pun/joke etc. To put the sense into English is not so easy.
     

    dabell

    New Member
    english -england
    Algumas frases possíveis, nesse tipo de situação, em contextos informais:
    - Sem comentários!
    - Nem vou dizer nada...
    - Agora você me deixou sem palavras! (irônico)
    - Nem vale a pena responder/comentar.
    - Nem sei o que dizer. (Joca)
    I think your third possibility would 'fit the bill' very well. Obrigado.
     
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