Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Tale"

The meaning of "Tale" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa a tale told to frighten the gullible?
A: gullible is someone who would believe anything anyone says without question

'a tale told to frighten the gullible' basically means a story told to scare people who easily believe in the story told even though it is most probably not true
Q: O que significa a moral tale ?
A: Tale means a story. So the story is meant be a lesson in morals. The character learns what is right and wrong in the story and so does the reader.
Q: O que significa a bona fide out-of-the-jungle, into-civilization tale of culinary wonder?
A: bona fide = actual, genuine, legitimate (here I think it means something close to "no-exaggeration")

out-of-the-jungle, into-civilization = (literally what it says) the beans came out of the jungle and were brought into civilization

tale: a story, usually containing fantasy elements and/or inspiring wonder

culinary: relating to cooking

wonder: wonder XD (how do you define wonder?)

Put together, the story of the cacao bean is a story relating to cooking that inspires wonder, and it would not be an exaggeration to say that the beans came right out of the jungle and into civilization. (Of course the original sentence sounds far more witty and compact.)
Q: O que significa think of the tales?
A: Think of the stories you can tell (about this situation/event) Usually used of someone is trying to convince you to do something wild/irrational.
Q: O que significa "stop telling tall tales!"?
A: It means to stop exaggerating. Like someone has a habit of making stories sound bigger than reality.

Example sentences using "Tale"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com tales.
A: there are a few meanings of tale, it could mean a made up or real story, or a lie.
for example:
did you hear the tale he told today?
she got in trouble for telling too many tales to her mother.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com tale of woe/ tale of XX woe.
A: This is a very poetic expression, hardly anyone would say it in speech. Most likely if they did it would be sarcastic - e.g. "Did you hear Susan's tale of woe? Her driver was sick so she had to take the bus with us normal people. First world problems."
And for some reason I want to say SB's tale of woe, rather than a tale of SB's woe. I don't know why, it just feels more natural :P

Synonyms of "Tale" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre tale of an athlete e story of an athlete ?
A: "Tale" feels like fiction or allegory.

eg.
The Tale of Genji
The Handmaid's Tale
Grimm's Fairy Tales

"Story" can be fiction or fact.


"Tale of an athlete" は寓話の感じと思う。
(Sorry for my basic Japanese.)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Sounds like quite an intriguing tale. e Sounds like quite the intriguing tale. ?
A: I don't really know the difference. The meaning is pretty much the same. I can't really think of a situation where you use one over the other. Maybe if you wanted to make a simple statement, you would use the first one. If, for example, someone talk about "an interesting tale" and if you wanted to comment on that, then I guess it's more natural to say the 2nd. This is just my guess so take it with a grain of salt
Q: Qual é a diferença entre tale e story ?
A: a tale and a story are basically the same thing, depending on the context. a tale is mostly referred to as a "fairy tale" or "folk tale", which is usually told to children (like the stories beauty and the beast). a story is something like a novel, that can be fictional or nonfictional, told to people of all ages!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre tales e story ?
A: A story can be, well, anything talking about an event or thing that happened in the past or in fiction. For example most books or TV shows, talking about something you did last weekend, or your dad talking about how he met your mother would all be stories.

A tale is a specific type of story. Usually, tales are old stories that have a historical setting, magic and/or talking animals in them. Many tales also teach a moral. For example, the stories of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, or The Tortoise and the Hare would all be considered tales. The word tale is also used when someone writes a story in the modern day, but they want their story to be associated with these types of stories. For example, new Disney movies are frequently described as "tales" even if they are completely new stories.

Translations of "Tale"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? come tale
A: Can you provide a sentence with "come tale" in it? :)
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? The tale of how #Brunei's playboy Prince Jefri spent $15 billion is as famous as it is infamous
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? He begins to dream about the tales he has read while staring at the sky or looking at the sky? Or is there any different way to give this meaning?
A: You can use either 'staring' or 'looking', as a 'stare' is simply looking at one spot for a long amount of time.
'Staring' definitely sounds more poetic though, so I'd go for that one 😉 good luck with your language learning!
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? This tale is about human weakness LIKE love for instance [...]. Is it LIKE or AS ? please
A: both like and as would b correct

Other questions about "Tale"

Q: What does " a tale of what might have been" mean??

The number of believers has shrunk (from 22 percent to just 18 percent) and the number of strong opponents "resisters" has grown – from 35 percent to 41 percent now. In that regard, President Trump's first year in office looks a bit like a tale of what might have been, as those who began the year looking for a reason to support him have instead become increasingly opposed.
A: 〜regret that things did not go well...
Q: What's the best tale of Mother Goose you like ?

I'd be grateful if you could pronounce it.
A: what's your favorite Mother Goose tale? sounds more natural. I have an accent because I'm not a native btw
Q: I've just read the old Irish tale called " Hudden and Dudden and Donald O' Neary ".It written by a pretty strange way. The word order is unusual so it was very hard to understand the sense.
This tale was about 3 neighbors, two of them had many lands and cattle, the third had little lands and a cow. However the first two killed a cow of the third to make him move away and leave his lands for them. But the third was more sneaky and fooled a couple of honest men, one of them was killed by his fault and made two his neighbors do a suicide. soa natural?
A: I've edited this carefully. I've placed my changes between asterisks (*). My comments are in square brackets ([ ]).

I've just read the old Irish tale called "Hudden and Dudden and Donald O' Neary". It*was* written *in* a pretty strange way. The word order is unusual so it was very hard to understand. [Leave out "the sense".]
This tale was about three neighbours. [full stop] Two of them had many lands and cattle, the third had *a small property" and a cow. However, [comma] the first two killed *the* cow of the third to make him move away and leave his *land* for them.
But the third was more sneaky and fooled a couple of honest men. [full stop] One of them was killed by his fault and made two his neighbours commit suicide.

I'm not sure what this last sentence means. Do you mean "He killed one of his neighbours and caused two more to commit suicide"?
Q: The tale about which I will speak is Red little riding hood.
I will start with mother, not much is know about he, but is
irresponsible.
Red little riding hood: is a girl naive, innocent and used a red hood.
The wolf: is astute, furry, intelligent with big eyes and big ears.
The woodcutter: is brave man and
altruistic
The grandmother: are sick, is kind and loving soa natural?
A: The tale I will tell you about is Little red riding hood.
I will start with her mother: not much is known about her, except that she is irresponsible.
Little red riding hood: is a naive and innocent girl, who wore a red hood.
The wolf: is astute, furry, and intelligent with big eyes and ears.
The woodcutter (lumberjack): is a brave, altruistic man.
The grandmother: is kind and loving, but ill
That would be a more natural way. And lumberjack is more common than woodcutter.
Q: The tale is about three little pigs who lived in the forest, in order to escape from wolf they each made their homes. The smallest made his from staw, the middle made his from wood and the oldest worked from brick

Very son the Wolf destroyed the house of the smallest, this ran to the house of the brother
in the middle, the same happened with the wooden house but this time they ran to the house of big brother. The Wolf tried knock down the house but not could and it looked for a way to enter, and found the chimney.

But the big pig put on the fire a pot a wáter, The Wolf went down inside the fireplace and it was burned, while fleeing he said that never ever wanted to eat a Little pig soa natural?
A: This is the tale of three little pigs who lived in the forest. In order to hide from the wolf, they each made a home. The youngest made his from staw, the middle one made his out of wood, and the eldest worked with brick.

Very soon the wolf destroyed the smallest one's house, so the little pig ran to his middle brother's house, only to find the same thing had happened to the house made of wood. This time they ran to the eldest brother's house. The wolf tried to knock it down, but couldn't, so he looked for a way to enter and found the chimney.

But the eldest pig put a pot of water on the fire, and the wolf went down inside the fireplace and got burned. While fleeing, he said that he never ever wanted to try to eat a little pig again.

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