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A cultura dos negcios


Nvel Intermedirio
Nesta lio voc aprender diferenas culturais importantes
que existem no acirrado mundo dos negcios. Alm de poder
reconhecer essas diferenas, voc vai aprender a evitar
situaes de mau entendimento entre voc e seus colegas
internacionais. Aproveite!

Metas:
No final dessa lio voc vai ser capaz de:
Entender o uso de advrbios de intensidade
Entender diferentes expresses com "catch"

Dilogo
Nigel: "Bum" dia. I have a meeting scheduled with Joo da Silva at 1:00.
Secretary: Oh, yes, sir. He should be back in 45 minutes.
Nigel: But it's a quarter to one right now.
Secretary: Yes, please wait over there.
Nigel: Eh-hem. Excuse me, can you please call Joo to tell him I've arrived? I'm somewhat concerned
about starting the meeting so late. I expect it to be a particularly long one and I've got a plane to catch
later this afternoon.
Secretary: Oh, I'm very sorry, sir. I'll call him right now.

Nigel: Thanks so much.

Traduo

Nigel: Bom dia. Eu tenho uma reunio marcada com Joo da Silva uma hora.
Secretria: Ah, sim, senhor. Ele deve estar de volta em 45 minutos.
Nigel: Mas j so quinze para a uma agora mesmo.
Secretria: Sim, por favor, espere l.
Nigel: Eh-hem. Com licena. Voc pode, por favor, ligar para o Joo para lhe dizer que eu cheguei?
Eu estou um pouco preocupado com comear a reunio to tarde. Eu espero que ela seja uma
reunio particularmente longa, e tenho que pegar um avio mais tarde esta tarde.
Secretria: Oh, desculpe, senhor. Eu ligarei para ele agora mesmo.
Nigel: Muito obrigado.

Vocabulrio
A Quarter To One

Quinze Para A Uma

To Be Back

Estar De Volta

To Have A Meeting Scheduled

Ter Uma Reunio Marcada

To Be Concerned

Estar Preocupado

Particularly

Particularmente

To Catch A Plane

Pegar Um Avio

Somewhat

Um Pouco

Gramtica
ADVERBS OF INTENSITY
Dialog: "I'm somewhat concerned about starting the meeting so late."
"Adverbs of intensity" are words that we can use to help us express how much or to what degree
or intensity an action is completed. They can modify verbs, other adverbs and adjectives. Some
examples of adverbs of intensity include "somewhat", which expresses a relatively low degree of
intensity; "particularly", which expresses a medium degree of intensity; and "very", which expresses a
high degree of intensity.

1) SOMEWHAT
The board was somewhat skeptical about the financial results. (O conselho se sentia um
pouco cptico a respeito dos resultados financeiros.)
After the accident, Jim was only somewhat aware of what had happened to him. (Depois do
acidente, o Jim tinha uma vaga lembrana do que tinha acontiecido com ele.)
2) PARTICULARLY
Matt didn't feel particularly safe without his seatbelt fastened. (O Matt no se sentia
particularmente seguro sem o seu cinto de segurana afivelado.)
My father gets particularly worried when I come home late. (O meu pai fica bastante
preocupado quando eu chego em casa tarde.)
3) VERY
I drove very slowly through the school zone to avoid an accident. (Eu dirigi muito devagar na
zona de escola para evitar um acidente.)
We are very happy that the Johnsons finally moved. They were terrible neighbors! (Ns
estamos muitos felizes que os Johnson finalmente mudaram. Eles eram vizinhos terrveis!)

Laboratrio
DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS WITH "CATCH"
Dialog: "I expect it to be a particularly long one and I've a got a plane to catch later this afternoon."
"Catch" was used in this dialog in the expression "to catch a plane". It can be used in other
interesting expressions as well. "To catch someone's eye" can mean to be noticed by someone or
to attract someone's attention by making eye contact. If something "catches on", it becomes popular
or fashionable. And "to catch up with" is what you do when you exchange news with someone you
haven't seen for a long time; or when something begins to have a damaging effect.
1) TO CATCH SOMEONE'S EYE
The beautiful blond caught my eye as she walked into the room. (Eu reparei na loira linda
enquanto ela entrava na sala.)
That strapless dress really caught Suzie's eye, so she tried it on. (Aquele vestido sem ala
realmente chamou a ateno da Suzie, ento ela o experimentou.)
2) TO CATCH ON
It took a while for rock 'n roll to catch on in the 50's and 60's. (Demorou um pouco para o
rock 'n roll ficar popular nos anos 50 e 60.)
Parachute pants caught on when Michael Jackson was popular, but the fashion soon died
out. (As cala pra-quedas ficaram na moda quando o Michael Jackson era popular, mas a

out. (As cala pra-quedas ficaram na moda quando o Michael Jackson era popular, mas a
moda rapidamente saiu de moda.)
3) TO CATCH UP WITH
Mom always catches me up with all the news from home. (A me sempre me deixa
atualizado sobre todas as notcias de casa.)
All the drinking and smoking had finally caught up with him. (Tanto fumar e beber finalmente
o alcanou.)

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Publicado em 11/12/2009