Brazilian Portuguese is a fun language. Think of these phrases as clues to Brazilian culture. They start to paint a picture of a nation full of lively, friendly, and laid-back people. People say Que saudade! Brazilians also often say simply Saudades! It literally means Talk seriously. Pra caramba pdah kah-dahm-bah is most often used at the end of a sentence to exaggerate something. Use this phrase instead of putting muito moh-ee-toh; very or bem bang; very in front of these same words. Boa by itself means good. So how cold was it?
Meaning of “date” in the English Dictionary
There was beauty neither in the landscape nor in the eye of the beholder. The landscape consisted of sand, stone, kerengia burr-grass, tafasa underbrush, yellow, long-stalked with long thin bean-pods; the whole varied by clumps of the coarse and hideous tumpafia plant. The eye was jaundiced, thanks to the heat and foul dust of Bornu, to malaria, dysentery, inferior food, poisonous water, and rapid continuous marching in appalling heat.
A place can be lindo maravihoso!
Allegedly the last words of Pliny the Elder before he left the docks at Pompeii to rescue people from the eruption of Vesuvius in Often quoted as audaces fortuna iuvat. Also worded as audiatur et altera pars “let the other side be heard too”. Refers to the ethical goal of reaching a virtuous middle ground between two sinful extremes. The golden mean concept is common to many philosophers, chiefly Aristotle. Later quoted by Seneca as “quod non mortalia pectora coges, auri sacra fames”:
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Derivations[ edit ] Many idiomatic expressions, in their original use, were not figurative but had literal meaning. Also, sometimes the attribution of a literal meaning can change as the phrase becomes disconnected from its original roots, leading to a folk etymology. For instance, spill the beans meaning to reveal a secret has been said to originate from an ancient method of democratic voting, wherein a voter would put a bean into one of several cups to indicate which candidate he wanted to cast his vote for.
If the jars were spilled before the counting of votes was complete, anyone would be able to see which jar had more beans, and therefore which candidate was the winner. Over time, the practice was discontinued and the idiom became figurative.
One would have thought he could as soon have forgotten his boots as his sentry on the look-out platform.
Here are some Portuguese phrases to memorize before you arrive. Shout as needed at the television, radio, or, when possible, the referee himself. When they do say no, however, they say it as emphatically as possible. People can be legal, as can clothes, places, and, ironically, gangster rap. So different, in fact, that Brazilian TV shows are frequently translated and broadcast with subtitles in Portugal. While the favelas and their residents have made many important contributions to Brazilian society and popular culture, they can also be very dangerous places, especially for visitors.
I take no responsibility for what happens if you actually try to use it. Que diabo…quem projetou esta cidade? It makes no sense! So, they did the logical thing and built a giant, airplane-shaped city called Brasilia in the middle of nowhere. Oscar Niemeyer was hired to fill Brasilia with unusually-shaped buildings. You can use this phrase to smooth things over with any Brazilian friends who may have just heard you publicly mocking their capital.
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May 15, 1. We are romantically independent. Deep inside we are very romantic. But it does not end there.
You and I will look into this affaire while Achmet makes us some coffee’–and I gave the good fellow a cake of chocolate and a measure of cognac from my flask.
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Portuguese guitar The word “fado” comes from the Latin word fatum,  from which the English word “fate” also originates. There are numerous theories about the origin of fado. Some trace its origins or influences to the Medieval “cantigas de amigo” friends songs and some ancient Moorish influence, but none is conclusive.
It possibly evolved and formed, from a mixture of several older musical genres.
As I was about to descend into that silence I had a little idea.
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Nor ever could George Lawrence have enough–since it indirectly concerned the woman whom he had always loved.
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Just the type turned out by your Public Schools and Universities by the thousand.