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Friday, December 01, 2006

Ok I know it has been a long time since my last entry ... Incredible year :-)

I'd like to start a line of entries about Portuguese phrases that people taught me (and still teach me in day to day life) in Brazil. By the way I am not Brazilian and I find these phrases funny/weird/interesting but above all useful in day to day conversation...


Pechincha or Preço de banana: something that is really cheap (bananas are cheap in Brazil!!)

Tirar a mãe da forca: have to run/try hard to get something done (saving your mom from the galleys is what the phrase says literally!!)

Pegar uma no olho: when you give a sarcastic response to someone that makes an obvious (or maybe silly) question.


show de bola: you say that someone/thing is "show de bola" if (s)he/it is really cool/good at doing something.