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Autor:  Snug Bug
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Data:  25/OUT/2009 11:33 PM
Assunto:  Good evening
 
Mensagem: 

Did you check Ricardo’s EMB grammar info before asking this basic and oft’ repeated question, (lazybones)??!!

 

I think ‘good morning’ is pretty straight forward if talking between getting up in the AM and lunch.  If you are doing an all night party (as I believe tends to happen quite regularly in your part of the world) then the 3 terms can be used interchangeably depending on (perhaps reflecting!?!) the level of intoxication and/or ‘party-spirit’ being experienced.

 

‘Good evening’ seems fine any time after mid afternoon.  To me it always sounds quite ‘formal’ (ANXIOUS DISCLAIMER: although this is by no means universal and one cannot speak for others on such matters - phew!!)

 

I tend to use ‘good night’ in the sense of ‘goodbye’ (as in, the occasionis over for today) and with the quite specific sense of ‘I’m going to bed now / I am retiring for the evening.

 

People I know tend to make a lot of use of ‘see you (later / soon)’, ‘cheers’,catch you (later’, ciao, adios, and many other variations)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Good evening  –  Sílvio B  25/OUT/2009, 8:49 PM
 Good evening  –  Snug Bug  25/OUT/2009, 11:33 PM
Good evening  –  Dale-CR  26/OUT/2009, 2:42 AM
Good day  –  Quokka  26/OUT/2009, 10:21 PM
Good day  –  Dale - Cr  27/OUT/2009, 1:05 AM
Good day  –  pat  27/OUT/2009, 10:37 AM
Good day  –  Fran  27/OUT/2009, 6:11 PM
Good day  –  pat  27/OUT/2009, 7:07 PM
Good day  –  Giddy-up  27/OUT/2009, 7:42 PM
Good day  –  orlando  27/OUT/2009, 10:43 PM

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