If you only learn 10 phrases in Portuguese before you go to Brazil, these slang terms are the ones to remember. You won’t be able to do much more than greet friends and order beers, but you’ll sound VERY local.
We sent our editor, John-Erik, to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Games. He has never been to South America before, he doesn’t speak a word of Portuguese and he has no clue what he’s doing. Our gringo in Rio has a lot to learn.
What is being Brazilian all about? And why do most most visitors to Brazil fall in love with the country? The 11 habits and behaviors below are a good starting point for those who want a better understanding of life in the “Land of Soccer” (or would it be the “Land of Carnival”?).