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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  07/JUN/2008 9:37 PM
Assunto:  "a" little English?
 
Mensagem:  You can say "He speaks a little English", "He speaks English a little" or "He speaks little English".  The latter impies (at least to me) that his English is quite limited.  The first two imply (at least to me) that the speaker is at least conversant in English.

You cannot say "He speaks a good English."  That's Portuglish.





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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
little alittle few a few  –  jéssica esli pimenta  06/JUN/2008, 9:09 PM
little alittle few a few  –  Márcio Farias  06/JUN/2008, 11:40 PM
little alittle few a few  –  Dale/CR  07/JUN/2008, 3:52 AM
"a" little English?  –  Jazz  07/JUN/2008, 7:32 PM
On speaking little English  –  Márcio Farias  07/JUN/2008, 8:06 PM
"a" little English?  –  Sonirve  07/JUN/2008, 9:06 PM
sonirve  –  Johannes  08/JUN/2008, 6:02 AM
 "a" little English?  –  Dale/CR  07/JUN/2008, 9:37 PM
"a" little English?  –  Dale/CR  07/JUN/2008, 9:37 PM
"a" little English?  –  Dale/CR  08/JUN/2008, 3:07 AM
"D" for dumb  –  Jazz  15/JUN/2008, 7:56 PM

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