This expression has different meanings depending on the context. It is the diminutive of “bom”.

It can be used when something or someone is good. Two students talking, one may tell the other that his or her father is “bonzinho”. It is an affectionate way of saying he treats them well, and is a good parent.

It can be used for an animal, meaning that it is harmless, docile.


  • Ai Tainá, seu pai é tão bonzinho. Ele trouxe chá e biscoitos pra gente!

  • Seu cachorro morde?
  • Não, pode fazer carinho que ele é manso.
  • Ah, ele é bonzinho né?