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Autor:  Johannes
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Data:  16/MAI/2005 12:40 PM
Assunto:  Thank you/ please
 
Mensagem:  Back to the topic of a few days ago. It struck me that in Portuguese there are verb tenses that do away with please and are a polite way of asking with out the por/faz favor. This is what I saw for instance at a machine you can draw cash ( multi banco / cash machine?) Wait a moment, please Aguarde um momento Therefore if you say 'Sente-se' for 'sit down please' you use 'sente' em vez de 'senta' and that is in itself a polite form . Please correct me if I am wrong


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 Thank you/ please  –  Johannes  16/MAI/2005, 12:40 PM
Re: Thank you/ please  –  Maria Valeska  16/MAI/2005, 1:18 PM
Re: Thank you/ please  –  Johannes  16/MAI/2005, 2:47 PM
Re: Thank you/ please  –  Maria Valeska  16/MAI/2005, 3:45 PM
Re: Thank you/ please  –  Breno  16/MAI/2005, 5:42 PM
Re: Thank you/ please  –  Maria Valeska  16/MAI/2005, 8:23 PM
Re: Thank you/ please  –  David  16/MAI/2005, 10:02 PM
Re: Thank you/ please  –  Maria Valeska  16/MAI/2005, 11:00 PM

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