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gado demais*

* such an ox

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

It is used to call out a boy for being deceived or easily manipulated, especially by girls. It derives from the way that oxen follow their cattleman with no resistance. It can be used to call out boys who chase girls that don't care about them.

"Você ainda tá atrás dela? Gado demais!"

"You're still chasing her? Such an ox!"




ori*

* head

Yoruba Various countries

Word USED On Occasion BY Religious people

(n.) It is someone's spiritual intuition and identity. It guides their destiny, their path throughout life and afterlife. To the Yoruba, santería and candomblé religions, each person has an entity that guards their ori (an òrìṣà/orichá/orixá).

"Ọṣun ṣe aabo fun ori rẹ."

"May Oshun protect your head."




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filhinho de papai*

* daddy's little kid

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

Someone who is spoiled and rich. It's used to refer to posh, bourgeois, cocky and pretentious people.

"Ele não sabe o que é trabalho, é um filhinho de papai."

"He doesn't know what's work, he's daddy's little kid."


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estar na pindaíba

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be miserable, in a penniless situation. It's used in a fun context.

"Esse mês eu estou na pindaíba."

"This month I'm penniless."


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bafafá

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) A discussion, a mess or a gossip. Something related to confusion, tension and rumours.

"Tá rolando o maior bafafá lá na feira."

"There's a huge bafafá happening in the market."


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custoso*

* costly, irksome

Portuguese Southwest, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(adj.) It refers to a difficult person, someone who gives you a hard time or is high-maintenance. It's often used to refer to bratty, spoiled children.

"Mas que menino custoso!"

"What an irksome boy!"




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onde judas perdeu as botas*

* where Judas lost his boots.

Portuguese Brazil

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

It refers to a very distant place. It's often used when the place seems to be far from everywhere, like the outskirts of a city, a remote town or a deserted neighborhood.

"Eu não vou nesse lugar, é lá onde Judas perdeu as botas."

"I'm not going to this place, it's there where Judas lost his boots."




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imagina*

* imagine

Portuguese Southwest, Brazil

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(interj.) It is equivalent to "not at all", being used as a polite yet informal answer to "thank you". It expresses that the other person should not even imagine giving thanks because it was a no-brainer or an easy task.

"Obrigado pela carona!" "Imagina! Foi um prazer!"

"Thanks for the ride!" "Imagine! It was a pleasure!"


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dar pano pra manga*

* to give cloth for sleeves

Portuguese Brazil

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

The expression is used when it seems like the situation can initiate a lengthy discussion or be matter for gossip. It is mainly used to refer to polemic, controversial or far-too-complex subjects.

"A separação daquele casal vai dar pano pra manga."

"The breakup of that couple is going to give cloth for sleeves."


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