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Se liga  
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May 5th at 2:07pm

Use to say to someone to pay attention, or with the same meaning as get real.

- Eu vou até lá falar com o chefe!
- Se liga. Você acha que ele vai prestar atenção em você?

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Quatro olho  
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May 5th at 2:05pm

Someone that it needs glasses to see well

- Ow seu quatro olho. O que você veio fazer aqui?

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Chapado  
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April 29th at 4:57pm

If you’re chapado you’re either very drunk or very high!

Ele tava chapado na festa ontem. O que será que ele bebeu?
He was so drunk at the party yesterday. I wonder what he drank.

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Pisar na bola  
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April 29th at 4:56pm

In English we have the expression “to drop the ball”, in Portuguese we say “to step on the ball”. It can mean to screw something up or let someone down.

Se você pisar na bola de novo, você tá fora do projeto.
If you drop the ball again, you’re out of the project.

Ele pisou na bola feio com ela.
He let her down completely.

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Molhar a mão  
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April 29th at 4:55pm

Literally it means to wet somebody’s hand – to bribe.

Se você quiser mais informações você vai ter que molhar a mão dele.
If you want more information you will have to bribe him.

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Foi mal  
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April 29th at 4:54pm

Sorry! My bad!

Putz, pisei no seu pé. Foi mal!
Damn, I stepped on your foot. My bad!

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Treta  
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April 29th at 4:53pm

A treta is a fight or an unpleasant situation in general. There is also the verb “tretar”.

Teve uma treta na classe e a professora saiu chorando.
Something nasty happened in the classroom and the teacher left crying.

Eles tretaram por causa de 50 reais.
They got into a fight because of 50 reals.

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Demorou  
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April 29th at 4:52pm

Of course! Hell yeah!

- Vai ter um churrasco aqui em casa hoje à noite. Cola aí!
- Demorou!

- I’m having a barbecue at home tonight. Come on over!
- Hell yeah!

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Dar uma geral  
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April 29th at 4:51pm

To clean up a place, to tidy it up, organize it.

- Ó, vou dar uma geral no meu quarto e já desço, beleza?
- Hey, I’m going to clean up my room and I’ll be right down, ok?

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Não tô nem aí!  
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April 29th at 4:50pm

This means that you don’t give a damn about what someone things or what’s going to happen

- Olha, não tô nem aí com o que ela pensa de mim.
- Look, I couldn’t care less what she thinks of me.

- Ela tá acima do peso, mas não tá nem aí e vai pra praia de biquini.
- She’s overweight, but she doesn’t care and goes to the beach in a bikini.

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