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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@terra.com.br
Data:  16/JAN/2006 2:23 PM
Assunto:  I'm not Pat but...

  Thanks, JR, but now I'm even more confused.

If I say 'historia', will most brasilians think I mean 'history', or 'story'?


Don't worry Pat, the situation (AKA context) will play a good role, look at these examples and sometimes it'll difficult to precise whether one mean something you made up or the real thing:



Que história é essa? => What do you mean by that? (idiom)


Muitas pessoas não gostam de estudar história na escola.=> A lot of people don't like to study history at school.


Essa história acontece em um reino muito distante...=> This story takes place in a far away kingdom... 



"Son, she said, have I got a little story for you...." (Alive, Pearl Jam)=> Filho, ela disse, tenho uma histórinha para lhe contar...



For a good Portuguese-Portuguese dictionary you can try:




It's on Continental Portuguese not Brazilian, but it can be of some help for you.


José Roberto


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A funny story.  –  Marco  13/JAN/2006, 2:04 PM
A funny story.  –  pat  14/JAN/2006, 1:25 PM
to Pat - A funny story.  –  Marco  14/JAN/2006, 3:14 PM
to Pat - A funny story.  –  Ana M  14/JAN/2006, 4:50 PM
I'm not Pat but...  –  José Roberto  14/JAN/2006, 4:54 PM
I'm not Pat but...  –  pat  15/JAN/2006, 1:20 AM
I'm not Pat but...  –  Deivis  15/JAN/2006, 4:51 PM
I'm not Pat but...  –  pat  16/JAN/2006, 12:02 AM
I'm not Pat but...  –  José Roberto  16/JAN/2006, 1:23 AM
I'm not Pat but...  –  pat  16/JAN/2006, 1:42 PM
 I'm not Pat but...  –  José Roberto  16/JAN/2006, 2:23 PM
to Pat.  –  Marco  16/JAN/2006, 8:30 PM
to Pat.  –  Deivis  17/JAN/2006, 12:47 AM
to Pat.  –  José Roberto  17/JAN/2006, 1:28 AM
to Pat.  –  Deivis  17/JAN/2006, 8:12 AM
To Deivis  –  José Roberto  17/JAN/2006, 10:37 AM
To Deivis  –  pat  17/JAN/2006, 12:40 PM
To everybody  –  Deivis  18/JAN/2006, 9:50 AM

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