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Autor:  Daniel
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  22/JUN/2007 7:01 AM
Assunto:  Am I getting old or what?
 
Mensagem: 

I totally agree with Dale.. and I think it's hard for some people to say "thank you" in Brazil..

 

I am brazilian and I have lived a good portion in my life in the US.. the funny thing is, whenever i go to back to the US, I have the impression that americans overthank everybody for everything.. whenever I'm back to brazil after a long period of time in the US, I have the impression brazilians don't thank enough..

 

I really think it's cultural... in most american homes children are brought up having to say thank you all the time.. sometimes they dont even mean it..

 

it's very common to go to Starbucks and hear stuff like:

-Hi! Can I have a mocca, please?

-Sure

-Thank you

-that will be 3 dollars

-thank you.. there you go

-Ok. Here's your mocca.. Have a good day

-Thank you, you too

-Thank you

 

That conversation would sound somwhat strange in portuguese but extremely common in english...

 

By the way.. that doesnt mean people on here shouldn't thank the people who answer their questions or that the kids Dale gave his knives to shouldn't have thanked him.. thats rude!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Am I getting old or what?  –  PPAULO  21/JUN/2007, 9:27 PM
Am I getting old or what?  –  PPAULO  21/JUN/2007, 9:30 PM
Am I getting old or what?  –  Márcio Farias  21/JUN/2007, 9:53 PM
Am I getting old or what?  –  PPAULO  22/JUN/2007, 12:04 AM
Am I getting old or what?  –  Dale/CR  22/JUN/2007, 1:16 AM
Am I getting old or what?  –  PPAULO  22/JUN/2007, 3:01 AM
 Am I getting old or what?  –  Daniel  22/JUN/2007, 7:01 AM
Am I getting old or what?  –  Dale/CR  22/JUN/2007, 1:44 PM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Márcio Farias  22/JUN/2007, 7:22 PM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Dale/CR  22/JUN/2007, 8:05 PM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Márcio Farias  22/JUN/2007, 11:22 PM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Dale/CR  23/JUN/2007, 12:45 AM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Johannes  23/JUN/2007, 5:26 AM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Márcio Farias  23/JUN/2007, 1:55 PM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  PPAULO  23/JUN/2007, 7:11 PM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Johannes  24/JUN/2007, 7:59 AM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  Casanova  24/JUN/2007, 2:52 PM
Some of my neighbors won't Good Morning me!  –  PPAULO  24/JUN/2007, 9:06 PM

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