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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  09/MAI/2006 3:20 PM
Assunto:  Interior de São Paulo
 
Mensagem: 

 

I live _________ São Paulo :


inboard of São Paulo  (inboard = used when speaking of boats and ships)

The boat has an inboard motor.


inward...  (used to mean away from one thing and toward the center of another)
He cut the cake inward , from the edge to the center.


inland ....  (used to mean away from the coast)

São Paulo is inland from Santos.  Campinas is inland from São Paulo.


interior of ...  (used to mean the inside of something)

Baurú is in the interior of the state of São Paulo.  (Please read below!)

 

"Interior" is not as common in English as it is in Portuguese.  I've never heard anyone say, for example, that they lived in the interior of California, the interior of Nevada, etc.  It is correct and would be understood, but it sounds odd.  When you hear it in English is relation to geography, it's more likely that you'll find it meaning "the interior of the country" or possibly "the interior of the Amazon." 

 

A Brazilian may say, "Moro no interior de São Paulo."  An American is more likely to avoid the expression and say merely, "I live in the state of São Paulo, about 200 km north of the capital."  Or "I live in the western part of the state of São Paulo."     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Interior de São Paulo  –  shelena  09/MAI/2006, 2:59 PM
 Interior de São Paulo  –  Dale/RS  09/MAI/2006, 3:20 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  shelena  09/MAI/2006, 3:43 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  emerson  09/MAI/2006, 4:53 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  pat  09/MAI/2006, 5:15 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  Dale/RS  09/MAI/2006, 5:43 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  Dale/RS  09/MAI/2006, 5:45 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  Paulo S.  09/MAI/2006, 7:07 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  Dale/RS  09/MAI/2006, 7:29 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  pat  10/MAI/2006, 8:40 AM
Interior de São Paulo  –  Paulo S.  10/MAI/2006, 11:52 AM
Interior de São Paulo  –  pat  10/MAI/2006, 5:22 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  Paulo S.  10/MAI/2006, 5:29 PM
Interior de São Paulo  –  emerson  10/MAI/2006, 10:02 AM

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