#3 tips from Madeira – announcing yourself

Mr. Schmidt is calling his local insurance company to ask for an information.

– Good morning! Fake Insurance Company. What can I do for you?

– Good morning! I’m Mr. Paul Schmidt

If we translate his answer into Portuguese, it would sound like this:

– Bom dia! Fala o Sr. Paul Schmidt.

Wow! Wow! Wow! Knowing that Mr. is translated to Sr. (Senhor), be aware that you should never treat yourself by Sr. (or Sra. if you’re a women) when presenting yourself to someone, in Portuguese.

So, always answer:

– Good morning! I’m (your name)

This is specially hard to apply by French people, much more than by English people. I don’t know why.


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