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Idiom of the Day: 

Make (Both) Ends Meet

 

Ganhar o suficiente para viver …

… sem cair em dívida

Como digo … 

 

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Evitando as Brasileiradas

Na semana passada, fui a Vegas.

Last week...

  • Last week, I went to Vegas.

In the last week

  • Nunca diga: In the last week...

Speaking of the past:

A very common "brasileirada" people make is to say, "In the last week," or "In the next week," when  they are trying to say: "Na semana passada", ou "Na semana que vem".

Never use prepositions or articles when speaking about periods of time with "next" and "last."

Look at these examples:

  • I finished high school last year (Terminei o colegial no ano passado).
  • I am going to college next year (vou fazer faculdade no ano que vem).

However, there are some exceptions:

  • In the last week of May (Na última semana de maio).
  • In the first month of the year (No primeiro mês do ano).

 

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