Beginning 36: Good Day To You Too

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It doesn’t take much effort to wish someone a pleasant day, and the small effort just makes our day better. So after this lesson, you will be able to make people feel better in Portuguese too.

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 A: Bom dia, qual andar a senhora quer?
Good morning, what floor would you like?
  B: O décimo primeiro, por favor.
The eleventh, please.
  A: Tá, chegamos, bom dia pra senhora.
OK, we have arrived, have a good day ma’am.
  B: Obrigada, para você também.
Thanks, same to you too.


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  1. H.O.King

    Hi Orlando,

    When would you say Que andar instead of Qual andar ?

    Also, an interesting note about obrigado and obrigado, though I’m not 100% sure if it’s true. I read somewhere that in the Algarve in Portugal a man might say obrigado and a woman say obrigado if they are expressing thanks on behalf of the business they work for, and not on behalf of themselves as such. Have you ever eard of such a thing ?

    Thanks again for the wonderful lessons.

    1. H.O.King

      Typo correction: I meant to say that a woman might say obrigado and a man might say obrigada on behalf of their employer.

    2. Orlando Kelm

      Hey H.O.King, wow, you are ahead of me on this one. I know nothing about how “obrigado” might be changed by woman in Portugal who is expressing thanks on behalf of a business. I’m pretty amazed at how you even thought of the scenario!