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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  12/AGO/2009 3:15 PM
Assunto:  Jantar de gala
 
Mensagem:  Sid, I don't mean to insult.  That's not my intention.  Yes, one could say "fancy dinner", but to a native it would sound quite "caipira".  On numerous occasions I've done the same thing in English, Spanish, etc.  It would a little like accepting an award from the mayor of Rio and saying, "Valeu, cara!"  Yes, the idea of gratitude is being expressed, but it sounds like the speaker has never been inside a school or worn shoes before.  Among your friends, "fancy dinner" is fine.  But if Ligia wants a more "elegant" way of saying it, then she would stick to formal dinner, black-tie dinner, or something else in that vein.



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Jantar de gala  –  LigiaGC  12/AGO/2009, 12:23 AM
Jantar de gala  –  N.N  12/AGO/2009, 6:06 AM
Jantar de gala  –  Dale-CR  12/AGO/2009, 12:15 PM
Jantar de gala  –  Sidney  12/AGO/2009, 12:40 PM
 Jantar de gala  –  Dale-CR  12/AGO/2009, 3:15 PM
Jantar de gala  –  Dale-CR  12/AGO/2009, 3:17 PM
Jantar de gala - more  –  Dale-CR  12/AGO/2009, 3:21 PM
Jantar de gala - more - Dale  –  N.N  12/AGO/2009, 3:55 PM
Jantar de gala - more - Dale  –  Dale-CR  12/AGO/2009, 11:40 PM
Jantar de gala - more  –  Sidney  12/AGO/2009, 4:02 PM
Jantar de gala - more  –  N.N  12/AGO/2009, 6:12 PM
Jantar de gala - more  –  Dale-CR  12/AGO/2009, 11:43 PM
Jantar de gala - more -etiquette  –  N.N  13/AGO/2009, 4:28 AM
Jantar de gala - more  –  Dale-CR  12/AGO/2009, 11:42 PM
Gala Banquet  –  Fran  13/AGO/2009, 6:56 PM
Gala Banquet  –  Dale-CR  13/AGO/2009, 10:16 PM

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