A Brazilian, on a visit to Lisbon, wants to buy an expensive book on Friday evening but does not have enough money on him. He asks the guy at the desk in his hotel:
“Will the shops close tomorrow?”
Next day he found the bookshop shut. He went right back to the hotel:
“You told me the shops would not shut on Saturday”.
“Quite right. They shut on Friday night!”
• Telling jokes: kể chuyện cười
• Brazilian: người Bra-xin
• Portugal: nước Bồ Đào Nha
• To shut (v): đóng cửa
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