New expressions

O que é um peido pra quem tá cagado  
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June 24th at 6:12pm

This is one of the funniest, but also clearer expressions we have. The translation is "What is a fart, to someone who is soiled". It has similar meaning to "it can't get any worse".

It means that since you are already in a bad situation (like having crapped your pants) smaller things won't make much difference (like farting in this case).

- Nossa, ela bombou e ainda pegou a maior chuva na volta da escola.
- Bah, mas o que é um peido pra quem tá cagado mesmo né?

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Cachorro magro  
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June 24th at 2:18pm

A "skinny dog" or "thin dog" is someone who comes to your house only to eat. They usually arrive, do some small talk, eat and disappear right after of that.

The expression comes from when you feed a skinny dog. They are usually afraid, and grab the food and rush away with it.

- O Tomás é maior cachorro magro né? Veio na festa só pra comer.

Tags   faminto fominha
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Deu zebra  
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June 24th at 2:12pm

We use it when the weaker team wins the stronger one". In the World Cup, we have some "zebras", like Costa Rica, for example!

- Deu zebra no grupo da morte. A Costa Rica se classificou!

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Cagueta  
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June 21st at 3:31am

A "cagueta" is a rat, or a grass. The verb "caguetar" is similar to to grass or to rat out someone. There is a saying that goes "cagueta morre cedo", meaning more or less "rats die first", or "grass goes first".

- Aê! Você é maior zé ruela hein?
- Eu? Por quê?
- Você me caguetou que eu sei!

- O FaceBook é maior cagueta né?

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Suave  
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June 20th at 7:28pm

It's all right.

E aí tudo bem? Mano esta tudo Suave!

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Canhoto  
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June 19th at 3:54pm

The cheque stub (or counterfoil). That piece of paper left in a cheque book after a page has been taken out. Can also be the receipt or ticket used for record of transactions.

- Você vai querer o seu canhoto?

- Espera só um pouco que vou escrever o valor no canhoto pra não esquecer quanto gastei.

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Canhoto  
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June 19th at 3:43pm

Lefty

- Você não é ambidestro! Você é canhoto!

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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!!

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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'

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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
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