New expressions

Brisa  
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June 19th at 6:03am

When someone is seeing or saying something different than other people see it. When you're deeply thinking of something.

It can also be the effect of momentary bewilderment caused by a lapse of attention or, in some cases, the use of narcotics.

You can also say that the person is "traveling". "Ele está viajando"

-Você já tinha pensado nisso?
-Não, que brisa!!

Author Tushka
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Pra Inglês ver  
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June 19th at 12:19am

We say that something is "pra Inglês ver" when it was created only for the sake of appearances, just for show. According to TeclaSAP website:

This odd expression dates back to the nineteenth century, when Brazil and England mutually agreed to combat the illegal black slave trade from Africa. This created a real dilemma for Brazil. On the one hand, Brazil owed Britain many favours and a lot of money, but on the other hand the entire economy of the country was based on slave labour, particularly on the coffee plantations, crucial to the Brazilian economy at the time. The solution was for Brazil to pass laws, but not to enforce them. A good example of this practice was a law passed in 1831 to end the slave trade into Brazil. This actually only took effect in 1852. In other words it was ‘just for the English to see’.

- Os sinais positivos da economia brasileira não são apenas para inglês ver. São avanços reais e verificáveis.

- Turista joga guimba de cigarro no chão e recebe multa 'para inglês ver'

Author kinow
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Goró  
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June 18th at 1:45pm

Any alcoholic drink, like vodka, cachaça, caipirinha. It is mainly used in São Paulo.

- Mano, vou comprar um goró.
- Vai ter goró?

Tags   drink bebida acohol
Author brazilian
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Até tu, Brutus?  
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June 18th at 1:37am

Et tu, Brute?

- Eu confesso, também peguei dinheiro da sua carteira.
- Até tu, Brutus?

Author kinow
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À queima roupa  
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June 17th at 12:05pm

Point blank, point-blank, at point blank range. When something is shot at a short distance.

- Tropas da PM atiraram à queima roupa em manifestantes

Author kinow
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Dar migué  
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June 16th at 5:09pm

To fool somebody, like simulate a penalty when it doesn't happened, like Fred from Brazil did in the match Brasil 3 x 1 Croatia.

"Ele aplicou um migué no juiz e cavou o pênalty".

Author Bruno Chaves
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Preamar  
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June 16th at 2:15pm

"Preamar", or "Praia-mar", is the tide in its highest level. It is the closest word in Brazilian Portuguese for the King Tide expression (used mainly in New Zealand and Australia).

- A maré amanhã vai ser de preamar

Author kinow
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Goleada  
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June 13th at 11:12pm

A pasting, hammering. Any score that has 3 or more goals of difference. Some may argue that 3-0 is not a goleada, but 4-0 is definitely a goleada.

- Quanto foi o jogo da Holanda e Espanha?
- 5 x 1, uma goleada!

Author kinow
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Ufa  
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June 13th at 12:28am

Phew

Tags   alívio
Author kinow
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Nusfu  
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June 13th at 12:27am

Shorten version of "nos fudemos", other forms include nosfu. It translates to "we are fucked".

- Ufa! Quase nusfu

Author kinow
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