de repente

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de (of) + repente (a sudden act or occurrence).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

de repente (comparative mais de repente superlative o mais de repente)

  1. Happening quickly and without warning; suddenly; unexpectedly; out of nowhere; out of the blue.
    • (1934) Fernando Pessoa, Ascensão de Vasco da Gama, Mensagem:
      Os Deuses da tormenta e os gigantes da terra / Suspendem de repente o ódio da sua guerra
      The Gods of the storm and the giants of the Earth / Suspend suddenly the hate of their war

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin repentē, suddenly, from repens, sudden

Adverb[edit]

de repente

  1. suddenly, abruptly, (instantly): in a heartbeat