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Portuguese Idioms

Idioms tell a lot about the Portuguese people and culture.
Here's a list of commonly-used Portuguese idioms below:

Burro velho não aprende línguas
- An old donkey doesn’t learn languages
English meaning: Can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Alimentar um burro a pão de ló
- To feed the donkey sponge cake
English meaning: To throw pearls before swine.

Muitos anos a virar frangos
- Many years of turning chickens
English meaning: Not my first rodeo.

Pão pão queijo queijo
- Bread bread cheese cheese
English meaning: It is what it is.

Pagar or pata
- To pay for the duck
English meaning: To take the fall.

Ir com os porcos
- He went with the pigs
English meaning: He sings with the angels.

Bicho de sete cabeças
- Seven-headed beast
English meaning: Monster problem.

Sem eira nem beira
- Without land nor roof
English meaning: Dirt poor.

Estar com a pulga atrás da orelha
- To have a flea behind your ear
English meaning: Something smells fishy.

Estar feito ao bife
- To be done to the beef
English meaning: Not able to figure it out.

Ter macaquinhos na cabeça
- To have little monkeys inside your head
English meaning: To have strange ideas.

Não é a minha praia
- It’s not my beach
English meaning: Not my thing.

Tempestade em copo d’agua
- A hurricane in a cup of water
English meaning: Make a mountain out of a molehill.

Não há bela sem senão
- There’s no beauty without an if
English meaning: Nothing is perfect.


Shopping Vocabulary


Today, we want to go shopping at the supermarket, in order to learn useful vocabulary related to food and other things we buy at the grocery store.

Portuguese Conversation


Start speaking Brazilian Portuguese right away. Just follow along with the video, pausing to replay and repeat.

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Spanish vs. Portuguese


Let's compare two of the most popular romance languages - Spanish vs. Portuguese. This comparison will help you understand the differences in spelling and pronunciation.

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