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Portuguese Idioms for Learners: 50 Common Portuguese Phrases

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When you’re learning a new language, there’s nothing more annoying than translating something word for word and getting a confused expression in return.

Just imagine translating the English expression “it’s raining cats and dogs” literally into another language. It just …

How to Properly Use Portuguese Personal Pronouns


“Moça, você pode me ajudar?” (Young woman, can you help me?)

I turned to my friend in disbelief.

Did she just address an elderly woman as “girl”?

More alarmingly, did she just use the informal form of the pronoun for …