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Autor:  Dale
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Data:  26/FEV/2005 10:52 AM
Assunto:  II-Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?
 
Mensagem:  Due to my clean mind and Alexandre's dirty mind, it completely escaped me that Liz was talking about sex in "Friend A". (I really must do something about my love life.) Without "it", in the sentence below "getting on" means "se dando bem" and has nothing to do with sex. To express the idea of "tansando", you must say/write "getting it on." Friend A "Jill and Jack are getting on with each other". It struck me that "getting on" is neutral just as "vai" is neutral. You can say "Como vai?" just as you can say "How are you getting on?" In a reply, however, you need an adverb. Just as you cannot answer with "Vou", you cannot answer with "I am getting on." You must say "Vou bem/mal" and you must say "I am (not) getting on well." Again, "to get along" is more common than "to get on" when the meaning is "dar-se bem".


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  Liz  25/FEV/2005, 10:29 PM
Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  Dale  25/FEV/2005, 10:58 PM
Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  Liz  26/FEV/2005, 12:43 AM
Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  Dale  26/FEV/2005, 3:16 AM
Dale, Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  Liz  28/FEV/2005, 4:14 PM
Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  Alexandre  26/FEV/2005, 7:21 AM
to dale  –  Alexandre  26/FEV/2005, 5:13 PM
Re: to dale  –  Dale  27/FEV/2005, 2:50 AM
 II-Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  Dale  26/FEV/2005, 10:52 AM
Re: What's the meaning of ... getting on ?  –  pat  26/FEV/2005, 9:58 AM

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