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Autor:  Breno
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  07/FEV/2006 11:42 PM
Assunto:  Wellington/Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?
 
Mensagem: 

It's  funny. I consider the american way very impolite in portuguese.It sounds too impersonal, too straight forward.

If I have a conversation with someone even if it is a cashier (someone I don't need to exchange many words) I call them by their name first and if it's not on them, I usually ask for it .  On the telefone, I usually say "bom dia, quem fala?"  so I can go on with "oi fulano, tudo bem". 

I don't think we are supposed to recognize every voice on the phone. So it's not a big deal to ask for someone's name.  Of course, everything depends on the intonation

 

When someone that I know say something as "Olá, posso falar com o fulano de tal?" I usually answer "oi fulano, tudo bem? Como vai? Tudo jóia!" in a way I can reprehend him or her 

 

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Telephone Conversation- Quem gostaria??  –  Dree  07/FEV/2006, 12:48 PM
Telephone Conversation- Quem gostaria??  –  Dale/RS  07/FEV/2006, 1:06 PM
Telephone Conversation- Quem gostaria??  –  Maria Valeska  07/FEV/2006, 1:31 PM
Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?  –  Rodolfo  07/FEV/2006, 2:16 PM
Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?  –  jeffy  07/FEV/2006, 2:31 PM
Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?  –  Wellington_USA  07/FEV/2006, 6:15 PM
Wellington/Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?  –  Dale/RS  07/FEV/2006, 6:53 PM
Dale/Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?  –  Wellington_USA  07/FEV/2006, 10:37 PM
Dale/Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?  –  Rodolfo  08/FEV/2006, 10:25 AM
 Wellington/Telephone conversation- Quem gostaria?  –  Breno  07/FEV/2006, 11:42 PM
Telephone Conversation- Quem gostaria??  –  Luana  07/FEV/2006, 5:22 PM
Telephone Conversation- Quem gostaria??  –  Fabio  07/FEV/2006, 8:01 PM
Telephone Conversation- Quem gostaria??  –  Fabricioaugusto  08/FEV/2006, 12:13 AM
Telephone Conversation- Quem gostaria??  –  Jonathan  08/FEV/2006, 1:15 AM

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