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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  03/NOV/2005 8:37 AM
Assunto:  To try -ing / to
 
Mensagem: 

to have a bad time = ter um momento ruim, não se divertir, sofrer, etc.

Although I agree with the above, the expression is often used to mean "to have serious problems, to have bad luck".  "He had a bad time of it in New York.  Anything that could go wrong, went wrong.  He was robbed, he lost his passport, he was supposed to stay with a friend but the friend was injured in a car accident, etc."  "Mary had a bad time on the trip.  She got sick, the car broke down, and she ran out of money." 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To try -ing / to  –  bart  02/NOV/2005, 10:15 PM
To try -ing / to  –  Tiago  02/NOV/2005, 10:34 PM
 To try -ing / to  –  Dale/RS  03/NOV/2005, 8:37 AM

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