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Palavra da Semana: ligar Exemplo: Liga/Ligue o computador/a impressora.  Word of the Week: to turn on Example: Turn on the computer/printer.  Remark: "liga = ligue" (informal/formal). "Ligar" can have different meanings depending on context.       


Palavra da Semana: custar Exemplo: Quanto custa isto? R$ 1 (um real) Word of the Week: to cost Example: How much is this? = How much does this cost? R$ 1 (one real) Remark: "Real" is the Brazilian currency. R$ 1 (um re-al), R$ 2 (dois re-ais)


Palavra da Semana: chato Exemplo: O filme foi muito chato.  Word of the Week: boring, annoying Example: The movie was very boring.  Remark: "chato/chata" (masculine/feminine) can have different meanings depending on context.