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Autor:  Sidney
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Data:  17/ABR/2012 6:47 PM
Assunto:  Living and learning....
 
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Hi guys,

 

Josi, brought a really good point. Languages are weird sometimes. I don't know why I just got used to say "I went to bed late/ at 1/" I never said "i slept at 10" it sounds weird to my ears.

 

But hey, when one is talking (especially with friends) one doesn't pay as much attention in grammar or try to say everything in a perfect order or way.

 

The other day a friend said "Sid I will meet you around 1ish..." I was thinking to myself "isn't 1ish around 1 already? or insnt around 1, 1ish or almost one?" for me, it sounded like saying in portuguese, "eu te encontro por volta de uma,  ou uma e alguma coisa"...LOL

 

Maybe around 1 is before one, and 1ish is like 1:05, 1:10....go figure it...LOL

 

 

Sid


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Living and learning....  –  Gus_RJ.  17/ABR/2012, 4:44 PM
Living and learning....  –  Josi  17/ABR/2012, 6:37 PM
 Living and learning....  –  Sidney  17/ABR/2012, 6:47 PM
Living and learning....  –  Dale-USA  18/ABR/2012, 6:09 AM
Living and learning....  –  Francis  20/ABR/2012, 11:04 AM
Living and learning....  –  BrunoGaspar--  29/ABR/2012, 1:38 PM
Living and learning....  –  PPAULO  30/ABR/2012, 4:37 PM
Living and learning....  –  PPAULO  30/ABR/2012, 5:07 PM
Living and learning....  –  CRS  01/MAI/2012, 6:39 PM

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