Translation of "about" - English-Portuguese dictionary

about

preposition uk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbɑʊt/

A1 relating to a particular subject

sobre, de
What was she talking about?

UK to or in different parts of a place

por, acerca de
We wandered about the town.
what/how about…?

A2 used to suggest something

que tal…?
What about some lunch?
what/how about…?

B1 used to ask for someone’s opinion on a particular subject

o que você acha de…?, e…?
What about this restaurant? Is it good?
adverb uk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbɑʊt/

A1 close to a particular number or time, although not exactly that number or time

aproximadamente, cerca de
It happened about two months ago.

UK to or in different parts of a place

por toda a parte
She just leaves her clothes lying about.
be about to do something

B1 to be going to do something very soon

estar prestes a fazer algo, estar a ponto de fazer algo
I’m about to leave.

(Translation of “about” from the Cambridge English–Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)