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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  05/MAI/2012 12:34 PM
Assunto:  Good evening
 
Mensagem:  That sounds reasonable to me.

Remember that usually "Good evening" is a greeting and "Good night" is a farewell.  If you are with people who use them differently, imitate them.  That's a good rule with any expression or word. 

I use "dinner" and "supper" interchangeably to mean "o jantar", for example.  However, in some regions people use "dinner" to mean "o almoço", what I would call "lunch".  Am I wrong?  Are they wrong?  No.  If we are using words that are correctly understood among our peers, then, where is the mistake?  I was born in California, but my parents were from the Mid-West.  They often used "dinner" to mean what I called "lunch".  I learned to listen to context so that I would know if they were talking about lunch or dinner.  I didn't want to miss a chance to eat something.  LOL

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Good evening  –  Marinalva  05/MAI/2012, 8:42 AM
 Good evening  –  Dale-USA  05/MAI/2012, 12:34 PM
Fran  –  Dale-USA  05/MAI/2012, 12:39 PM
Fran  –  Fran  05/MAI/2012, 9:23 PM
Fran  –  Dale-USA  05/MAI/2012, 11:34 PM
Fran  –  Fran  06/MAI/2012, 12:25 AM
Fran  –  Marinalva  06/MAI/2012, 2:20 PM
Fran  –  Dale-USA  06/MAI/2012, 2:54 PM
Fran  –  Renan  06/MAI/2012, 6:57 PM
Fran  –  Dale-USA  07/MAI/2012, 12:57 AM

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