A Problem With Portuguese
Well this is how it went…
One morning I was chatting with one friend, he is American and of course speaks English. In the other way I am Portuguese and speak Portuguese. I didn't went to meet him because on that day I got sick. He called me asking me why I didn't went to see him, which I said that I was with a constipation.
He said, "Why are you telling me this?"
And I said, "well that's one of the reasons I didn't went to see you."
"Well I don't know what to say … is it that big?", he said.
So I asked him, "Big? What is?"
And he said, "well you know … every time you go to the toilet … "
"No. I don't know… what the heck you're talking about" I said.
He said, "well, you said you're with a constipation. That means that you can't poop."
I said, "Mannnnn … no, no. It isn't that. I can poop very well," lol.
He said, "So?"
And I said I had a bad cold.
After that he said, "ohhh. You're with a flu."
"Yes a flu, not constipation. Where the heck you went to get that word anyway?"
I said, "Well, in Portuguese is constipação." So I just had it a little accent and thought it would go through but, I guess it didn't!!
We both laugh about that situation. lolol