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Volte sempre  
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December 14th at 6:59pm

It is used to say that someone is welcome to come back, that it has been a pleasure and that the hosts would like the guests to come back or visit often. The literal translation is Come back always.

- Obrigado pelo chá! Tchau tchau.
- Obrigada você! Volte sempre.

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Vá com Deus  
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December 14th at 6:57pm

It means "Go with God" and is used when saying good bye to someone. It doesn't matter whether you'll see that person soon or not. Some people have the habit of always saying these words to people they care.

"Fica com deus" has the same meaning.

- Tchau pai
- Tchau Junior. Vai com deus.

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Faço questão  
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December 14th at 6:54pm

I insist. It is a very polite way of saying that you insist on doing some favor.

You can use it when you want to let someone else to sit on your place (like on buses, metro, etc) and s/he denies saying that she isn't tired or doesn't need.

Similarly, when you volunteer to do something and others say that you don't need to. You just say "Faço questão", or "Eu faço questão", and they will understand that you really mean it.

- Ih! Esqueci o boleto lá em cima!
- Pode deixar que eu pego.
- Ah, não precisa não. Deixa pra lá.
- Pode deixar. Faço questão.

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Palheta  
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November 21st at 9:13pm

Pick, guitar pick

- Eu peguei a palheta do Slash!!!

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Casa de ferreiro, espeto de pau  
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November 17th at 3:10am

Same meaning as 'the shoemaker's kids go barefoot', as when someone is a very talented chef at some restaurant, but only cooks noodles at home.

- Ué. Ele não é o dono de um monte de vinícola? Por que então ele só toma vinho vagabundo?
- Casa de ferreiro, espeto de pau

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Tirar do sério  
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November 11th at 2:03am

To get under someone's skin

- Que foi Maria?
- Ah! O João me tira do sério as vezes.

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Cagada  
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October 29th at 12:07am

When you have completely messed up at something, or have made terrible mistake. For example, you had to send a report, but by accident CTRL V'ed some reddit link while writing. This would be a "cagada".

- Ontem eu tentei abrir uma cerveja com os dentes... acabei quebrando os dois centrais.
- Putz mano, que cagada!

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Comer até fazer bico  
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October 28th at 2:25am

It translates to "eat until (it) will pout". This expression must be used informally, but it has a double-meaning. Most people don't realize that the "it" in the expression is sometimes replaced by "o cu", as in "comer até o cu fazer bico".

The origin of the expression comes actually from this slang. It means that you will eat so much, but so much, that you'll be filled, and your ass will start to pout. Gross, I know.

Some people might say too, that you'll actually pout your lips, in a sign that you are full and cannot eat anymore.

- Você viu o que a mãe do Alê fez? Bife acebolado!
- Nuossa! comer até fazer bico!

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Concha  
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October 28th at 2:16am

A ladle

- Passa a concha aí pra eu pegar sopa?
- Qual a palavra mágica?

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Pescar  
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October 11th at 1:54pm

Pescar means to fish, but can also be used as a slang for when a person is nodding off, and you can see that s/he is trying very hard to stay awake.

Pescar does not mean to sleep, but when you are fighting hard to not sleep, and your head moves forward and you get it straight up again, almost sleeps, and keep doing that for a while.

- Olha lá o José. Ele está quase dormindo na mesa dele.
- vendo, ele pescando faz uns 5 minutos já.

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