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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  23/JAN/2013 6:08 PM
Assunto:  Seus olhos
Mensagem:  I won't tell the BAD ones, just a few innocent ones.

The first time I heard "Aceita uma cuia?"  I told my friend, "No thank you.  I have several at home."  (I thought he wanted to give me a cuia.  He was only asking if I wanted to drink chimarrão with him.)  When I lived in Brazil later, I heard the expression every day, of course.

In Buenos Aires I used a Brazilian word for "cuia".  As soon as I said it I knew I had screwed up.  Three weeks later my friend wrote, "Do you remember when you were in my kitchen and you said a certain word?  I knew you were thinking in Portuguese, not Spanish."  I had said an innocent word in Brazil, but a palavrão in Argentina.

I remembered hearing a word in Portuguese, but I could not recall the meaning.  I asked a lady friend.  She insisted that I knew the word, that I was joking with her.  I wasn't.  Eventually I found a dictionary of girias, and there was the word.  Oh, my God!  I said it to her???  I had used a palavrão that is an innocent word in Spanish.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Seus olhos  –  Thomaz B.  21/JAN/2013, 2:40 PM
Seus olhos  –  Dale-USA  21/JAN/2013, 3:23 PM
Seus olhos  –  Marília Quintanilha  21/JAN/2013, 5:30 PM
Seus olhos  –  Dale-USA  21/JAN/2013, 7:11 PM
Seus olhos  –  PPAULO  21/JAN/2013, 7:38 PM
Seus olhos  –  Dale-USA  21/JAN/2013, 7:41 PM
Seus olhos  –  PPAULO  21/JAN/2013, 9:15 PM
Seus olhos  –  Tiago T.  22/JAN/2013, 12:13 AM
Seus olhos  –  PPAULO  22/JAN/2013, 12:38 AM
Seus olhos  –  Ren  22/JAN/2013, 12:25 PM
Seus olhos  –  Sidney  22/JAN/2013, 4:56 PM
Seus olhos  –  Dale-USA  22/JAN/2013, 6:27 PM
Seus olhos  –  Sidney  22/JAN/2013, 9:42 PM
Seus olhos  –  Dale-USA  23/JAN/2013, 2:01 AM
Seus olhos  –  Sidney  23/JAN/2013, 12:41 PM
 Seus olhos  –  Dale-USA  23/JAN/2013, 6:08 PM
Seus olhos  –  Sidney  24/JAN/2013, 1:47 AM
Seus olhos  –  Dale-USA  24/JAN/2013, 5:41 PM

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