LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||12/AGO/2009 3:15 PM|
|Assunto:||Jantar de gala|
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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