Fórum EMB de Discussões
[  EMB's Main Menu  |  Forum Index  |  Cadastro  |  Search  ]
   
ENGLISH
PORTUGUESE
 LINGUISTICS & CULTURE


Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  21/ABR/2012 3:22 PM
Assunto:  Fixar
 
Mensagem:  to affix = to attach to something else
to fix = to make permanent, repair, put, etc.

A tag usually has a string or wire that is used to affix it to something, and a label often relies on glue.  An exception is at the airport where they put TAGS on your luggage.  At the office you use LABELS to identify fiiles. 

Please fix the lights. = (1) Please put up the lights on the tree, the roof, etc.  (2) The lights are not functioning properly, and I want you to do something to make them work.


Envie uma resposta
Índice de mensagens


 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Fixar  –  Carla B.  21/ABR/2012, 10:32 AM
Fixar  –  Renan  21/ABR/2012, 11:43 AM
Fixar  –  PPAULO  21/ABR/2012, 11:56 AM
 Fixar  –  Dale-USA  21/ABR/2012, 3:22 PM

Contents of this forum are copy-free.
By S&K