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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  03/ABR/2006 4:36 PM
Assunto:  Pedro/Stuff
 
Mensagem: 

What I was thinking of was this:  people often confuse "buck" with "money".  "Buck" means "dollar", not "money" (see the exception below).  You certainly can say "Give me a buck" or "I have ten bucks."  What you can't say is "Give me some bucks (money)" or "I don't have enough buck (money) to buy the sweater."

 

(1) Compare what I wrote above with what was written below.

 

The last time I lent some bucks I didn't get it back.

 

(2) Knowing that "bucks" means "dollars", can you say the following?

 

The last time I lent some dollars, I didn't get it back.

 

(3) No, it wouldn't sound right.  It would be much more natural to say: 

"The last time I lent some money, I didn't get it back."  Right?  Right!

 

What are some good ways to say "money"?  Well, how about:  dough, bread, loot, etc?

 

Pete, got some dough?  I busted (broke) and I need five bucks for gas (gasoline).

 

Dale, why are you always asking me for bread?  Don't you have a job?

 

Of course I have a job, Pete, but Deivis needed some loot to take out some chick (girl) and I gave him what I had on me (in my possession)..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Stuff  –  Pedro  02/ABR/2006, 5:21 PM
Stuff  –  Dale/RS  02/ABR/2006, 5:27 PM
Stuff  –  Pedro  02/ABR/2006, 5:38 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  02/ABR/2006, 7:17 PM
Stuff/plural (?)  –  Elaine  02/ABR/2006, 9:07 PM
Stuff/plural (?)  –  Dale/RS  02/ABR/2006, 9:43 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Pedro  03/ABR/2006, 12:18 AM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  03/ABR/2006, 3:56 AM
Pedro/Stuff  –  PEdro  03/ABR/2006, 1:45 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Pedro  03/ABR/2006, 1:46 PM
Pedro/Stuff  –  Deivis  03/ABR/2006, 3:55 PM
 Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  03/ABR/2006, 4:36 PM
error Pedro/Stuff  –  Dale/RS  03/ABR/2006, 4:56 PM

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