Why do we say "shoot" with a camera?

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FRANCISCO ARAGAO
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In reply to René Schuster, 4 months ago

In Portuguese language we always "take"  a photo and sometimes we "make" a photo (never a "picture").

We also never "shoot" a photo.

René Schuster wrote:

edispics wrote:

You are trying to "take" a photo, after all!

In Germany we don't "take" a photo, we "make" a picture/photo.

"I want to take your picture", litterally translated, would be "I want to make a picture of you".

Only now and then you can hear some idiot who "shoots" a picture, but you will never hear "take" a picture.

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