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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  24/ABR/2010 3:27 PM
Assunto:  collocations/chunks of language
 
Mensagem: 

    Not the same can of worms, here follow some excerpts of sites to give you a better picture.

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"If you are a native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese, you know exactly what the missing words are in the five sentences above: 1) morte; 2) manhã; 3) língua; 4) judas; e, 5) coração. If you make use of any other word in these sentences, it will sound really weird. Why is that?

Because in Brazilian Portuguese, we usually say "onde judas perdeu as botas" (sentence 4). We don't say "onde mateus perdeus as botas" or "onde denilso perdeu as botas". Judas is the name that completes the sentence. This is the natural way of expressing that.

All the expressions - "uma vez na vida outra na morte", "amanhã de manhã bem cedinho", "dar com a língua nos dentes", "onde judas perdeu as botas" e "fazer das tripas coração" - are simple examples of chunks in Brazilian Portuguese.

Our brain is full of chunks of our own language. We've been picking them up since we were kids. That's why is completely natural for us to remember them and use them fluently. So, how about learning chunks of language in English as well? That is, instead of trying to memorize a list of isolated words, why don't you try to memorize chunks of English language? That will surely make things much more simple to you and your learning. Learning chunks of English language will also help you speak it fluently.

Here you go five chunks to learn. However, I'm giving you only the initials. If you really want to know what they all stand for as well as their meanings, you'll have to click on them and find out."

 

 


http://www.slideshare.net/denilsolima/chunks-of-language-dealing-with-them-in-the-classroom

DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.blogspot.com [email_address] CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE What are Chunks of Language? A sequence of words which native speakers recognize as the natural and better way of expressing a particular idea.


DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.blogspot.com [email_address] CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Chunks in Portuguese: 01. Ela vive pegando no meu ...................... por causa desta história. 02. Já está mais do que na hora de você começar a fazer seu ...................... de meia. 03. O irmão dela é um tremendo ...................... no saco. 04. O filho dela é um ...................... frio e tanto. Tudo dá errado para ele! 05. Não podemos traduzir estas expressões ao ...................... da letra. 06. Quando ele ouviu a voz do pai dele, ele deu no ...................... 07. Quando o rio é fundo demais algumas pessoas dizem que ele não dá ...................... 08. Rodrigo levou um ...................... na bunda da namorada dele. 09. Mas que história mais sem ...................... nem cabeça. 10. Pode ir! Mas vá num ...................... e volte no outro! DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.blogspot.com [email_address] CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Why learn and teach chunks? The brain stores more sequences of words than isolated words. Because of chunks we’re able to speak and write fluently. Knowing lots of chunks also makes listening and reading easier as well.


DENILSO DE LIMA http://denilsodelima.blogspot.com [email_address] CHUNKS OF LANGUAGE Recording chunks: Chunks with Foot: put your foot in your mouth = meter os pés pelas mãos put your foot down = bater o pé go on foot = ir à pé put your best foot forward = esforçar-se ao máximo have a foot in the door = estar com o pé na porta


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
collocations/chunks of language  –  AndreaCris  23/ABR/2010, 2:20 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  Dale-CR  23/ABR/2010, 4:44 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  AndreaCris  23/ABR/2010, 6:35 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  PPAULO  23/ABR/2010, 10:55 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  AndreaCris  23/ABR/2010, 11:45 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  PPAULO  24/ABR/2010, 10:38 AM
collocations/chunks of language  –  Fran  24/ABR/2010, 2:25 PM
 collocations/chunks of language  –  PPAULO  24/ABR/2010, 3:27 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  PPAULO  24/ABR/2010, 3:40 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  Fran  27/ABR/2010, 1:27 PM
collocations/chunks of language  –  PPAULO  28/ABR/2010, 7:01 PM

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