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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  11/AGO/2010 3:40 PM
Assunto:  not Hurting cats, it is herding cats
 
Mensagem:  Central Costa Rica (I live in the "Valle Central") must be in the low 20s C today.  It's the rainy season, and you can bank on (bet on, be certain of) having rain this afternoon before 3:00 PM.  I was on the Pacific side last Saturday and the weekend before that.  Very muggy and unpleasant if you were not next to the ocean.

Native speakers of English often misunderstand spoken English.  The language has so many syllables that André and the rest of you deserve medals for even thinking about learning it.  I haven't spoken French for years, but it's probably as bad as, perhaps worse, than English.  The important thing is context.  Context.  Context.  Context. If you understand the context, misunderstanding a word here and there is unimportant.  Be sure, however, to understand correctly such expressions as "Your mother-in-law is coming", "There's a bomb in the building", "Never lend money to him", "We're out of beer", "Want to go to a soccer game?", and a few others.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Hurting cats  –  André_rs  11/AGO/2010, 9:08 AM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Fran  11/AGO/2010, 11:18 AM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Dale-USA  11/AGO/2010, 1:08 PM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Fran  11/AGO/2010, 2:22 PM
not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  CRS  11/AGO/2010, 2:45 PM
 not Hurting cats, it is herding cats  –  Dale-USA  11/AGO/2010, 3:40 PM
two cats in a bag  –  André_rs  12/AGO/2010, 8:54 AM

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