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

Brazil GBHe 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.

6 comentários

  • 22/05/14  
    Elias diz: 1

    Handy, witty, amusing, concise yet has an immense reach for learners like me.
    I have read some of your posts recently. They are inspiring, deep, funny… and much more.
    You are second to none, and I really feel what I’m telling you.
    One day I will do that writing the way you do. Next reincarnation, maybe…

    Carry on. Your writing warms our brains… and souls.

  • 24/05/14  
    Erica diz: 2

    Hi, Elias! Thanks for your words. You’ve made my day!
    It’s great to know that the texts help and encourage you. You can write even better than I do. The only way to do it it’s through practice really; lots of trial and error for sure. I still need a great deal of help, revision and patience to rewrite and, many times, to start all over again. Lots of success to you! ;)

  • 26/05/14  
    Sergio diz: 3

    I hope it isn`t the final part, because your posts are really interesting and keep us up to date with extremely useful expressions. Thanks a lot

    • 29/05/14  
      Erica diz:

      Hi, Sergio. Thanks for commenting. It’s the last post for this series, but I hope it won’t be my last post here. If I don’t go to meet my Maker in the next few weeks, you’re likely to read another post soon. ;) I’m already thinking of different themes or even another series. Watch this space. :)

  • 02/06/14  
    Nancy diz: 4

    Thank you so much for your excellent posts with interesting themes that help us in our English studies, showing us new expressions.
    All the best.

    • 10/06/14  
      Erica diz:

      You´re welcome, Nancy! It´s great to know the articles are of some help!