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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Good for Carnivals too, not to mention caiparinha (a drink).
    It's caipirinha. :wink:

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    Eric, the word you were looking for is Brazilian. Also, say: "I always make mistakes." (Not exactly true, I think, but you are learning, aren't you?)

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    Yeah, Brazilian, I reallh have issues on spellings of English words, like Japan VS Japanese, here Brazil VS. Brazilian, as well as other kind of spelling. Why didn't your ancestors just add "ese" into all countries' names in order to easily be rememb :wink: ered? :mad:

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    They liked making things complicated for learners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric2004
    Yeah, Brazilian, I reallh have issues on spellings of English words, like Japan VS Japanese, here Brazil VS. Brazilian, as well as other kind of spelling. Why didn't your ancestors just add "ese" into all countries' names in order to easily be rememb :wink: ered? :mad:
    Although I rather like Tdol's answer, I suspect it isn't accurate. :wink:

    There does seem to be something of a pattern. If the name of the country ends in a it tends to get an n ending: America--American, Australia--Australian, Austria--Austrian, India--Indian, Jamaica--Jamaican, Saudi Arabia--Saudi Arabian. On the other hand, there's China. :(

    Here are a few nationalities ending in ese: Chinese, Japanese, Burmese, Nepalese, Portuguese, Senegalese.

    (Say: "so they can be more easily remembered")

    :)

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    Thanks a lot, two teachers. I learned sth from you guys again.

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