English Sentence:

Since orders declined, the company has fired 50% of the work force without notice.

Portuguese Translation:

Em função da diminuição dos pedidos, a empresa demitiu 50% da força de trabalho sem aviso prévio.

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em função

due, as a consequence of

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da

of the, from the (feminine singular)

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diminuição f.   (Pl: diminuições)

reduction, decrease, decline

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dos

of the, from the (masculine plural)

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pedido m.   (Pl: pedidos)

order, request

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a

1. the (feminine singular) 2. them 3. at, by, in, of, on, till, under, upon 4. her, them (female) 5. to 6. towards 7. it

Here: the (feminine singular)

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empresa f.   (Pl: empresas)

company, firm

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demitir

to fire, to make redundant

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cinquenta

fifty, 50

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por cento

percent, per cent

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da

of the, from the (feminine singular)

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força f.   (Pl: forças)

1. force 2. strength 3. power

Here: force

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de

1. of 2. from 3. to 4. in 5. than 6. by 7. on 8. for

Here: of

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trabalho m.   (Pl: trabalhos)

1. work, job 2. task 3. business

Here: work, job

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sem

without

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aviso prévio

warning, advance notice

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