Obrigadu or Obrigada?

In Tetum, the word "thank you" has a feminine and a masculine form.
The word is borrowed from Portuguese "obrigado." Men say "obrigadu"
and women "obrigada. But be warned. While it is OK for a woman to say
"obrigadu," it is NOT OK for a man to say "obrigada." Never! Or you
can do so at your risk of being ridiculed.


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