Guide to Portuguese Idioms

Portuguese Idioms: Queimar as pestanas!

The correct use of Portuguese idioms is a great way to really use a language and an even better way to understand the people who speak it. Not surprisingly, the Portuguese use a lot of references to vinyards (vinhas) and sardines (sardinhas), but I was confounded by their frequent use of chickens (galinhas). For example: Não…

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Yes it's true that most Portuguese speak English and French, but c'mon, camóne, at least learn the following basics so you can order a café. Just so you're not barbaric   Hi Olá (NOT like Spanish - stress is on "a") Please Por favor Yes/ No Sim ("seeng")/ Não ("nAoo") Thank you Obrigada if you are a woman "(oubreegAda") Obrigado if…