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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  20/FEV/2006 3:37 PM
Assunto:  Alas
 
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Very formal, very antiquated.  Once in a while you'll hear it used humorously when the speaker is pretending to be very educated.

 

It was possibly in the novel "Sayonara" that one of the few expressions a girl knew in English was "Alas, the pavilion is on fire!"  I'm sure there was a lot of use for such a practical phrase.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Alas  –  Paulo  20/FEV/2006, 12:06 PM
 Alas  –  Dale/RS  20/FEV/2006, 3:37 PM
Alas  –  Paulo  20/FEV/2006, 4:08 PM

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