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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  23/OUT/2011 3:40 AM
Assunto:  Pepper chilli.
The Free Dictionary
pick up on
1. To take into the mind and understand, typically with speed: is quick to pick up on new computer skills.
2. To notice: picked up on my roommate's bad mood and left him alone.

PPaulo, is it possible you misread the phrase?

To pick up = to learn without formal study, to understand something without asking direct questions about it, to lift, to make a date with someone you meet for the first time, etc.

To pick on = to bully, to intimidate, to humiliate, etc.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Pepper chilli  –  Luluca  22/OUT/2011, 6:14 PM
Pepper chilli  –  Dale-USA  22/OUT/2011, 8:17 PM
Pepper chilli  –  Luluca  22/OUT/2011, 11:34 PM
Pepper chilli.  –  PPAULO  23/OUT/2011, 12:07 AM
 Pepper chilli.  –  Dale-USA  23/OUT/2011, 3:40 AM
Pick up sb on sth.  –  PPAULO  23/OUT/2011, 11:21 AM
Second toughts..  –  PPAULO  23/OUT/2011, 11:54 AM

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