Saturday, 27 September 2014

Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: Homonyms #2

Expirar - To expire, die, pass away.

Espirar - To exhale.

Similar but not quite:

Espirrar - to sneeze

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Brazilian Colloquialisms, Sayings, and Slang #32

A Ășltima bolacha do pacote - the last cookie in the container; the last biscuit in the packet

Used when referring to someone who thinks they’re the best, “all that and a bag of chips,” the greatest thing since sliced bread, etc. can be used for men or women.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014