Photography of Paraty, in Rio de Janeiro

Where do we find our Brazilian Portuguese expressions?

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Our best source of expressions in Portuguese is our curious users!

There are some obvious places for finding Brazilian expressions, especially those that might be more enigmatic for English speakers. For example, books, newspapers, YouTube videos of local media, and even podcasts and videos of streamers.

Brazilian Portuguese expressions in songs: “Bezerra da Silva, Malandro é Malandro e Mané é Mané”

Illustration of Bezerra da Silva

Songs are a great way to learn Brazilian Portuguese expressions. In today’s post, we will see some expressions from Bezerra da Silva’s famous “Malandro é Malandro e Mané é Mané”.

The importance of learning local expressions

Combining two expressions

After attending classes of some foreign language, speaking with native speakers you may realize they are not always able to understand what you want to say. If you have ever met an exchange student trying to speak in your native language, you may have noticed too if that doesn’t sound very natural.