LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||29/MAI/2015 9:11 PM|
When you see someone for the first time, then you MEET him. That´s why you say "nice to meet you". (meet here means "conhecer", but it´s used to talk about meet that person for the first time.
Then you go to the supermarket, you may "run into" (emphasis on the "by chance/by accident" in contrast with "by design" (de propósito) him.
You could also see (past action - saw) him (without any emphasis on the "by chance" or by design thing, you just saw him (let´s call it a neutral emphasis) the person just saw ("viu aquela pessoa lá" in the sense of "encontrou" as in Portuguese as well).
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