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In Portugal and Brazil, are indirect requests considered polite?

The phrase "please do the needful" in Indian English can come across as rude to American English speakers, possibly because it's an indirect, rather than direct request. It's apparently considered ...
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When to use “o senhor”?

For all I know, você is used almost exclusively as second person pronoun (in Brazil). Sometimes people in shops address me with senhor. I'm not a shop owner, so what would be some typical situations ...