Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Collar- not ''cordão'';it really means ''gola de camisa''
Condescending- not ''condescendente'';it means treating someone as if you are better or more important than them.''I hate he way he's so condescending to his staff''.
Actually- not ''atualmente''.It means in fact or really.''So what actually happened?''
Ordinary- not ''ordinário''.It means not different or special or unexpected in anyway;usual.''Readers of the magazine said they wanted more stories about ordinary people and fewer stories about rich and famous''.
Compromise- not ''compromisso''(commitment).It really means ''entrar em acordo''
Lunch- not ''lanche''(snack);it means ''almoço''
Pretend- not ''pretender''; it means to behave as if something is true when you know it's not:''He pretended (that) he didn't mind,but I knew that he did''
Novel- not ''novela'',it means ''romance''(livro)
Exquisite- not ''esquisito'';it means beautiful and well done