Quiz: Brazilian football sayings

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June 6, 2014
Quiz: Brazilian football sayings
Brazilian football sayings

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If you say ‘he went to buy bread’, it means that the player was bamboozled by an attacker.


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Footballquiz_crops-02If you say ‘he went to buy bread’, it means that the player was bamboozled by an attacker.

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                            <p style="color: #232323;"><b>Um pombo sem asas</b></p>

What is ‘a pigeon without wings’?

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A ball that’s been kicked really hard.


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A ball that’s been kicked really hard.

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                            <b>Ele tem mãos de alface</b>

‘He’s got lettuce hands’ means a player…

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‘He’s got lettuce hands’ means a player is a terrible goalkeeper.


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‘He’s got lettuce hands’ means a player is a terrible goalkeeper.

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                            <b>Dar um chapéu</b>

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To ‘give somebody a hat’ is to chip and run past a player.


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To ‘give somebody a hat’ is to chip and run past a player.

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                            <b>O drible da vaca</b>

‘The cow dribble’ is when a player…

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‘The cow dribble’ is when a player kicks the ball to one side of a defender and runs around the other side.


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‘The cow dribble’ is when a player kicks the ball to one side of a defender and runs around the other side.

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                            <b>Levar um ovinho</b>

What does ‘to get egged’ mean?

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To get nutmegged.


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To get nutmegged.

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                            <b>Onde a coruja dorme</b>

‘Where the owl sleeps’ is…

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‘Where the owl sleeps’ is the upper corner of the goal.


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‘Where the owl sleeps’ is the upper corner of the goal.

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                                <strong>‘<span style="color: #232323;">Pelas barbas do profeta!’</span> – ‘By the prophet’s beard!’</strong>


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Pelo amor dos meus filhinhos!’ – ‘For the love of my children!’

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‘Pelos cadarços das chuteiras do Pelé!’ – ‘By Pele’s bootlaces!’


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Pelas barbas do profeta!’ – ‘By the prophet’s beard!’

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Pelo amor dos meus filhinhos!’ – ‘For the love of my children!’

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‘Pelos cadarços das chuteiras do Pelé!’ – ‘By Pele’s bootlaces!’

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We are a team of more than 750 people from over 50 nations with a shared passion for languages. From our offices in Berlin and New York, we help people discover the joys of self-directed language learning. We currently offer 14 different languages — from Spanish to Indonesian — that millions of active subscribers choose to learn.

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