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Autor:  Ana M
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  19/OUT/2005 2:15 PM
Assunto:  Busy - Portuguese

Hi Johannes!
Well, you tell me. Eu não disse "atarefado"; foi a resposta a (à ??) minha pergunta. Você tem outra sugestão?

I have no problem with using the word "busy" in English to mean just that, but – and maybe I'm wrong -- somehow it seems to me that "ocupado/ocupada" in Portuguese means "didn't or don't have time for you." I don't want to convey that. I just want to let someone know that there has been plenty of work for me and I've been keeping busy, which is a good thing, not something I want to apologize for. So I was trying to see if there was an alternative word to "ocupado" that I could use.
O que você acha?
Back at ya :)
Um abraço,

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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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