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    Question Pleasure was mine

    If I thank someone for something and the person answer:
    " Pleasure was mine !! " does it mean only " you´re welcome" ?
    Does it have any special meaning ?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Pleasure was mine

    It means there is no need to thank me I enjoyed giving you a present.

    There is an old adage; 'tis better to give than to receive'

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinha View Post
    If I thank someone for something and the person answer:
    " Pleasure was mine !! " does it mean only " you´re welcome" ?
    Does it have any special meaning ?

    Thanks!
    Since you're from Brasil, dinha, you may find it interesting that in some dialects people say 'Much obliged' to mean 'thank you'.

    [Note for non-Portuguese speakers: 'obliged' here = obrigado.]

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    PPS - [Back on topic]
    People usually say 'The pleasure is mine' in response to someone else mentioning 'pleasure'.

    'It's been a great pleasure, meeting you at last.'
    'The pleasure is [or was] ['all'] mine.'
    Last edited by BobK; 01-Dec-2006 at 15:48. Reason: Added PPS (i.e. it was written after the next posting)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Since you're from Brasil, dinha, you may find it interesting that in some dialects people say 'Much obliged' to mean 'thank you'.
    [Note for non-Portuguese speakers: 'obliged' here = obrigado.]
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    PS - 'In some dialects' makes it sound rather obscure. It's not. My father used that expression (and so do I sometimes)

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    Thank you ver much b!!!! You are very kind !!

    Sandra

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinha View Post
    Thank you ver much b!!!! You are very kind !!

    Sandra

    Obrigado eu! (And I've just understood your user name Sandra.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinha View Post
    If I thank someone for something and the person answer:
    " Pleasure was mine !! " does it mean only " you´re welcome" ?
    Does it have any special meaning ?

    Thanks!
    Normally we say "the pleasure was (all) mine".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Obrigado eu! (And I've just understood your user name Sandra.)

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    awwwwwww!! what do you mean ?

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    Default Re: Pleasure was mine

    In Spanish they say, de Nada.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dinha View Post
    awwwwwww!! what do you mean ?
    Well I thought it was short for obrigadinha (which is maybe not that common in Brasil, but I've heard it a lot in Portugal). Ah well - another promising guess...

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