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Jan Waclawek
08/06/07 13:31
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Bratislava
Slovakia


 
#142831 - oh-er-that's all right it's a pleasure...
Responding to: Joseph Hebert's previous message
Essential English for Foreign Students by C.E.Eckersley, Russkaya Versiya (it's not mine, it's my wife's, she learned English while studying in Kiyev... :-) ) said:
OLAF: I never quite know what to say when someone thanks me. For instance, yesterday I saw an old lady wanting to cross the road but afraid to start because of the traffic. So I took her arm and helped her across the road. Then she said, "Thank you very much. It was most kind of you to help me. Thank you." Do you know, I had no idea what to say.

FRIEDA: We say "bitte" or "bitte sehr" or "bitte schön".

LUCILLE: A Frenchman says "de rien" or "pas de quoi". But what does an Englishman say?

MR. PRIESTLEY: That's difficult to answer. An Englishman in such a case looks rather confused and murmurs something like, "Not at all", "That's all right" or "It's a pleasure". And then quickly passes on to something else.

JAN: Well, Mr. Priestley, this has been a very good lesson. You have helped me a very great deal. Thank you very much.

MR. PRIESTLEY: (rather confused): Oh-er-that's oll right it's a pleasure... (passing on quickly to something else). Now here are some exercises for you all.



List of 13 messages in thread
TopicAuthorDate
interfacing with serial port of the PC      Ellappan Varadharaj      08/06/07 01:06      
   this is why we have FAQs here      Jan Waclawek      08/06/07 01:22      
   Three pins required      Joseph Hebert      08/06/07 09:22      
      are you sure that site is alive?      Richard Erlacher      08/06/07 12:07      
         well, slightly different      Jan Waclawek      08/06/07 12:08      
            Thanks Jan      Joseph Hebert      08/06/07 12:32      
               oh-er-that's all right it's a pleasure...      Jan Waclawek      08/06/07 13:31      
                  Superman says      Andy Neil      08/06/07 16:59      
                  English      David Smith      08/07/07 13:01      
                     Only French and German?      Joseph Hebert      08/07/07 15:12      
      Transmit and Receive      Andy Neil      08/06/07 17:39      
         I hate this nomenclature      Jan Waclawek      08/07/07 02:16      
      Googled CP3102...      Stanley Lio      08/07/07 06:51      

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