"what about " funciona tbm,
what about going for a walk now?- que tal ir caminhar agora?
To me "what about" feels a little different than "how about."http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic24042.html
summarizes how I feel almost.
How about is used to make a suggestion about doing something (an action, as Alan says in his post), but it is the first
suggestion made (it initiates the discussion) or it iniciates a new
is a counter suggestion
--not accepting the first suggestion, but offering an alternative suggestion.
I think that "How about" is short for "How would you feel about doing this?"
and I think that "What about" is short for "What would you think about doing this instead?"
A: How about a pizza and a movie? (first
B: That sounds ok for a casual date, but I had something more extravagant in mind. What about going to Maurius'
A: I'm not that hungry and it costs too much. How about going to the mall and getting a quick bit to eat? (iniciating a new
Do you agree or diasgree?