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Autor:  Johannes
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  19/OUT/2005 1:06 PM
Assunto:  Busy - Portuguese

How can I politely tell someone in Portuguese that I am busy, have been busy with work, without using the word "ocupado," which to me sounds rude? I want to write a sentence like:

I have been busy with work and my hobby of photography.

Hi Ann,

I don't quite understand if you feel that to say you are 'busy' is  rude, why if  you say you are 'atarefado'  is less rude?. ( Atarefado- cheia de tarefas- lots of things to do = busy.)

 What would  you say in English, if you didn't want  to say busy but that's what you want to say?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Busy - Portuguese  –  Ana M  19/OUT/2005, 10:08 AM
Busy - Portuguese  –  Tom  19/OUT/2005, 10:14 AM
Busy - Portuguese  –  Rodolfo  19/OUT/2005, 10:17 AM
Busy - Portuguese  –  Ana M  19/OUT/2005, 11:35 AM
 Busy - Portuguese  –  Johannes  19/OUT/2005, 1:06 PM
Busy - Portuguese  –  Ana M  19/OUT/2005, 2:15 PM
Busy - Portuguese  –  André Oliveira  19/OUT/2005, 2:45 PM
Busy - Portuguese  –  Ana M  19/OUT/2005, 6:32 PM

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