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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  03/MAI/2012 10:54 PM
Assunto:  Dar um tempo.

I would expand it to in a relationship, be it a dating, a marriage whatever you have.

So, to me, it could use some of these options (and other as well):


Ela simplesmente chegou, me pediu um tempo e se foi (e vazou, saiu fora, etc e  tal...)

But she just walked in and said she wanted some time to herself and she was gone.

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I just need some space.

I need some time off. (mainly if she/he is an athlete!)

I want some time apart.

(so it´s the same as one "asking a break", some time apart to think about things...)


Take care the break not turning into a (unintended) "break up", sometimes this happens when one want time to "confirm" their feelings and the other party thinks the former walked out on him/her!

On the other hand, it may signal that you are being too clingy on your partner/spouse

boyfriend/girlfriend, one needs a little space now and then.

The other side of that is: "when taking a break in a relationship, you have to be mature enough to realize that your partner may not want you back after it. Take responsibility." (I saw that in a site)

Well, my two pence.   Now it´s up to you, I hope it helps.

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dar um tempo  –  Thomaz B.  02/MAI/2012, 10:14 PM
dar um tempo  –  Dale-USA  03/MAI/2012, 12:00 AM
dar um tempo  –  CRS  03/MAI/2012, 12:11 AM
dar um tempo  –  Thomaz B.  03/MAI/2012, 4:40 AM
 Dar um tempo.  –  PPAULO  03/MAI/2012, 10:54 PM

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