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Autor:  Fran
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  18/DEZ/2009 5:26 PM
Assunto:  multiplicar em inglês
 
Mensagem: 

There are things that are a lot simpler to do than they seem.

 

Some 20 years ago I was in São Paulo travelling with a group of Americans and since we were caught in traffic jams an awful lot, we had a lot of time to talk.

 

One time I wanted to say "pneu careca".

 

I asked my friends in the best English I could put together which was something like this:

 

"How do you say when the "tire" (tires) "is" (are) very "used" (worn out) ? 

 

They all said:

 

"bald"

 

It was an Aha moment for me!

 

That day I left with the impression that some things are simpler, a lot simpler then we think.

 

"Pneu careca" = Bald tire

 

I never forgot that!

 

Talking about tires, trying to cheat and keep within the topic there's 4x4

 

4 by 4

 

four-wheel drive

 

Speaking English for non-natives is about risks and making mistakes - without making mistakes we'd never learn, and that's how we have come to learn our native language.

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
multiplicar em inglês  –  Márcio Costa  18/DEZ/2009, 2:52 AM
multiplicar em inglês  –  Márcio Farias  18/DEZ/2009, 7:59 AM
multiplicar em inglês  –  orlando  18/DEZ/2009, 12:28 PM
multiplicar em inglês  –  pat  18/DEZ/2009, 4:01 PM
 multiplicar em inglês  –  Fran  18/DEZ/2009, 5:26 PM
multiplicar em inglês  –  Al So.  18/DEZ/2009, 5:49 PM

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