26/ABR/2006 5:13 PM
Yes! It's used all the time in Harry Potter's books:
"'I'm coming to that. Dad reckons Fudge only wants Percy in his office because he wants to use him to spy on the family - and Dumbledore.'"
"'He's feeling pretty anti-wizard at the moment,' said Bill, 'he hasn't stopped raging about the Bagman business, he reckons the Ministry did a cover-up, those goblins never got their gold from him, you know -'"
"'So what does Dumbledore reckon he's planning?'"
"Harry could see his outline by the moonlight filtering in through the grimy window, 'what d'you reckon?'"
"'What d'you reckon it is?' said Harry."
All quotes were takes from the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, in which the word "reckon" is used 55 times.
Other than that, I don't recall being taught this word in a Brazilian language school ever. My guess is that some Brazilians may use it by association with the Portuguese verb "reconhecer".
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