Sunday, May 31, 2009

How do you say "mais ou menos" in English anyway?

The expression "more or less" is very popular with Brazilians when they want to express the idea "mais ou menos". But is that how we say it in English? Are there situations when we use other expressions?

Running a googlefight on some of the expressions, here is what I came up with:

so-so: 562000000 results X more or less: 146000000 results

kind of: 86500000 results X more or less: 152000000 results

not really: 155000000 results X more or less: 152000000 results

Doesn't help much? Well, we'll have to find examples to make things clearer.

2 comments:

Vivi said...

sort of ?

hugs
Viviane

dablog said...

yeah sounds sorta useful!