Jottings from lessons the past couple of days
Talking about travel
Ir a vs Ir para: Apparently Ir a is for a quick journey like to the kitchen or to school and ir para is for a longer one such as going to Canada to avoid Trump or going on holiday. It cana also be used to indicate a direction of travel.The same rules apply to vir and voltar.
Similarly, the difference between Ir de avião and ir no avião is whether you have a definite plane in mind (“no avião”) or whether you are just talking about “Going by plane” (de avião)
This is all easy stuff I should have known ages ago. I have just been using both interchangeably up to now.
de vez em quando = from time to time
mais do que seria esperar = more than could have been hoped
de ano para ano = from year to year
se sim = if so
estudos de mercado = market research
Subtle differences caused by prepositions
lembro-me de teres (infinitivo pessoal)
lembro-me que tinhas (imperfeito do indicativo)