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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  16/JUN/2008 8:01 PM
Assunto:  Re: used to; use to - still confused!!
 
Mensagem:     Hi there.
   Lucas, your sentence  "I´m used to going to the beach on weekends" can simply be translated into "Eu ia á praia nos finais de semana."
  Be used to something conveys the information  that you did something, let´s say, the equivalent to our Portuguese form "eu costumava fazer algo...".
  But, one can think, in your example [translation] don´t appear the "costumava" stuff.     Yeah, it´s right; I did it on purpose.  Albeit not appearing in the sentence, the "costumar" is implicit.

 In a movie, I heard the guy say "I used to work with you father." and the dubbing was
"Eu trabalhei com seu pai".     See?

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I hope it helps.
PP.

Ah, you don´t need to double your exclamation point, one is enough.
I recognize one Brazilian in a chat room on spot, they double, triplicate, decuplicate exclamation point, commas etc.  Curiously, natives rarely do.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
used to; use to  –  elisangela  12/JUN/2008, 4:25 PM
used to; use to  –  A. Bitu  12/JUN/2008, 6:53 PM
used to; use to  –  elisangela  13/JUN/2008, 11:42 AM
used to; use to - still confused!!  –  elisangela  13/JUN/2008, 11:45 AM
used to; use to - still confused!!  –  Márcio Farias  13/JUN/2008, 12:11 PM
used to; use to - still confused!!  –  Dale/CR  13/JUN/2008, 12:57 PM
used to; use to - still confused!!  –  elisangela  13/JUN/2008, 8:06 PM
used to; use to - still confused!!  –  Márcio Farias  13/JUN/2008, 8:44 PM
used to; use to - still confused!!  –  Lucas  15/JUN/2008, 11:22 PM
 Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  PPAULO  16/JUN/2008, 8:01 PM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  Dale/CR  16/JUN/2008, 11:53 PM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  PPAULO  17/JUN/2008, 7:31 PM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  Joshua  19/JUN/2008, 7:08 AM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  José Roberto  19/JUN/2008, 12:20 PM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  José Roberto  18/JUN/2008, 12:36 AM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  PPAULO  18/JUN/2008, 6:42 PM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  Márcio Farias  18/JUN/2008, 8:33 PM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  PPAULO  18/JUN/2008, 8:36 PM
Re: used to; use to - still confused!!  –  José Roberto  19/JUN/2008, 12:13 AM
Ah... trabalhei com X na década de 80!  –  Márcio Farias  19/JUN/2008, 1:17 PM
confused! Perfects  –  Johannes  19/JUN/2008, 9:49 AM
confused! Perfects  –  Márcio Farias  19/JUN/2008, 1:28 PM
confused! Perfects  –  Johannes  19/JUN/2008, 2:38 PM
Re: confused! Perfects  –  PPAULO  19/JUN/2008, 8:16 PM
Eu encontrei ele lendo  –  Márcio Farias  20/JUN/2008, 1:33 PM
Eu encontrei ele lendo  –  Joshua  21/JUN/2008, 5:33 AM

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