Learning series: When Portuguese and English meet – Sue’s story (final part)

He made my day when he chose me as his new partner for the company’s project. It’s just a matter of time until he opens his heart, I thought. Think of a man out of a fairy tale: kind, gentle, respectful and very handsome – the answer to my prayers!

To my surprisea little bird told me that Roger was not really getting the message. I became a bit suspicious. Was he really being honest with me? Or maybe I was just being impatient expecting Roger to read between the lines too soon?

I decided then to give him the benefit of the doubt and play his game. I kept up appearances and didn’t show any disappointment, but time went on and it became quite obvious that Roger didn’t have any feelings for me at all.

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He broke my heart really. Why give someone so much hope? Well, I believe there’s no point crying over spilt milkLife goes on. I should now try to find a rich man who would allow me to spend money like water and give me carte blanche** to use all his credit cards.

My friend Ann told me not to play with fire and that I shouldn’t do to others what I don’t want them do to me. I suppose I just have to wait and stay alert. Who knows when the man of my dreams will show up?

* The story was made up by the author and the characters are fictional.
** Carte blanche (from French) = it is translated as carta branca in Portuguese and is used in the English language as well as many other words and expressions e.g. bon appétitdéjà vu etc.

~ Erica De Monaco Lowry ~

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Erica De Monaco Lowry

Erica De Monaco Lowry has been living in Ireland since 2008. She is a teacher, an interpreter, a translator, a tour guide and an insatiable learner. Her favorite pastimes include reading, travelling, socialising and catching up with her family.

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