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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  29/MAI/2015 9:11 PM
Assunto:  To Meet
Mensagem:  When you see someone for the first time, then you MEET him. That´s why you say "nice to meet you". (meet here means "conhecer", but it´s used to talk about meet that person for the first time.

Then you go to the supermarket, you may "run into" (emphasis on the "by chance/by accident" in contrast with "by design" (de propósito) him.
You could also see (past action - saw) him (without any emphasis on the "by chance" or by design thing, you just saw him (let´s call it a neutral emphasis) the person just saw ("viu aquela pessoa lá" in the sense of "encontrou" as in Portuguese as well). 

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To Meet  –  Denis_  29/MAI/2015, 2:44 PM
 To Meet  –  PPAULO  29/MAI/2015, 9:11 PM
To Meet  –  PPAULO  29/MAI/2015, 9:27 PM
To Meet  –  Denis_  30/MAI/2015, 7:46 PM
To Meet  –  Fran  31/MAI/2015, 2:54 AM
To Meet  –  Denis_  31/MAI/2015, 11:36 AM
To Meet  –  Ricardo - EMB  31/MAI/2015, 2:19 PM
To Meet  –  Fran  01/JUN/2015, 12:53 PM

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