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Portuguese translation of “point”

point

noun   /pɔɪnt/
B1 a unit used for showing who is winning in a game
ponto
Our team is five points ahead. The Knicks are ahead by 12 points.
B1 an opinion, idea, or fact that someone says or writes
ideia, opinião
He made some interesting points about the election. He explained his point by drawing a diagram.
a quality that someone has
qualidade
I know she’s bossy, but she has lots of good points too.
the thin, sharp end of something
ponta
the point of a needle
a particular time in an event or process
hora
At this point in the day, I’m too tired to think.
the reason for or purpose of something
razão, motivo
What’s the point of going to college if you can’t get a job afterwards?
an opinion or fact that should be considered seriously
argumento, motivo
“She’s always complaining that the office is cold.” “Well, she has a point (= that is true).” “How are we going to get there if there are no trains?” “That’s a good point.”
the point the most important part of what has been said or written
o ponto principal/relevante
Come on, get to the point! The point is, if you don’t claim the money now, you might never get it.
up to a point partly
até um ponto
What he says is true up to a point.
(also decimal point) the mark (.) that is used to separate the two parts of a decimal
ponto decimal, vírgula
One mile equals one point six (= 1.6) kilometres.
one of the marks on a compass
ponto cardeal
the points of the compass
a particular place
ponto
This is the point where the pipes enter the building.
a device connected to an electricity system that a plug fits into in order to supply electricity to something
tomada
be on the point of doing something to be going to do something very soon
estar prestes a fazer algo
Amy was on the point of crying.
make a point of doing something to be certain that you always do a particular thing
fazer questão de fazer algo
He made a point of learning all the names of his staff.
(Definition of point noun from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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