para bom entendedor, meia palavra basta

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

para (for) + bom (good) + entendedor (understander) + meia (half) + palavra (word) + basta (suffices).

Literally, "For a good understander, half a word is enough."

Proverb[edit]

para bom entendedor, meia palavra basta

  1. People are often able to understand something not fully explained.