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Autor:  mjd
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Data:  03/MAI/2004 5:28 PM
Assunto:  Re: To know a place
Mensagem:  To say that someone "knows" a city is to say they have a very deep understanding of its streets, landmarks, neighborhoods, culture etc. For someone with a more limited knowledge, "familiar with" would be a better phrase. As for Andressa's original sentence, I think she'd have to expand on what she wanted to do in Barcelona a little bit more. Here are some example sentences: 1) Yeah, I'm familiar with Lisbon. I took a trip to Portugal last year. 2) I'm planning a trip to Portugal this summer. I want to visit Lisbon and get to know the city a little bit. 3) João has lived in Lisbon all his life. He knows the city inside and out. Context matters a lot in these type of sentences.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To know a place  –  Andressa  02/MAI/2004, 4:25 PM
Re: To know a place  –  Lucas  03/MAI/2004, 12:38 AM
Re: To know a place  –  Paulo Almeida  03/MAI/2004, 7:22 AM
Re: To know a place  –  pat  03/MAI/2004, 7:56 AM
 Re: To know a place  –  mjd  03/MAI/2004, 5:28 PM

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