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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  25/MAR/2010 3:25 PM
Assunto:  Quando usar "boas maneiras" ?
 
Mensagem:  I do not hear it currently, but Costa Ricans and Brazilians used to telephone and ask, "Who is this?"  It really bothered me.  If they did not know who I was, why did they call?  Would we go to a door, knock, and then ask the person who opens the door, "Who are you?"  I think not.   LOL  This was very common in the 1970s-1980s.

We were taught to say, "My name is Joe Blow.  May I speak to Roger Smith?"  At least to us, that was correct.  Cultural differences....  Accept them or get an ulcer!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Quando usar the  –  Rafael English New X  24/MAR/2010, 10:34 PM
Quando usar the  –  Tiago T.  25/MAR/2010, 12:13 AM
Quando usar the  –  Dale-CR  25/MAR/2010, 1:58 AM
Quando usar the  –  Tiago T.  25/MAR/2010, 11:50 PM
Quando usar "boas maneiras" ?  –  Teacher  25/MAR/2010, 1:15 AM
Quando usar "boas maneiras" ?  –  Sidney  25/MAR/2010, 10:14 AM
 Quando usar "boas maneiras" ?  –  Dale-CR  25/MAR/2010, 3:25 PM
Quando usar "boas maneiras" ?  –  Sidney  26/MAR/2010, 11:38 AM
on the phone  –  Dale-CR  26/MAR/2010, 12:51 PM

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