Did you know that the largest country in South America speaks Portuguese? An island in a sea of Spanish, Brazil’s Portuguese isn’t spoken the same as in Portugal. If you plan on visiting any time soon as a culturally aware traveler, Party Brazil Phrasebook 2014 is an indispensable guide for arming yourself with phrases you’ll need to speak on everyday terms with the locals.
Heavily weighted toward futebol (all 12 stadiums throughout Brazil are outlined with detailed descriptions) and upcoming World Cup festivities, you’ll learn how to buy a round of drinks (i.e. Next round’s on me. = A proxima rodada é minha.), comment on bad calls (i.e. The ref is a thief. = O juiz é um ladrão), and conversational expressions like (That girl in the VIP section is super hot. = Aquela mina no camarote é muito gostosa).
This book also has other sections, my favorite of course being Comida (food) where you get the lowdown on both Pratos Brasileiros Tradicionais (traditional Brazilian dishes) like Escondidinho, salty dry beef hidden beneath a layer of cassava puree served with lots of pimenta (hot sauce) as well as Comida Na Rua (street food) ranging from Bolinhos de Bacalhau (salt-cod fritters) to Cachorro Quente (hot dogs) traditionally laden with peas, corn, fried shoestring potatoes, and tomato sauce.
To caindo de fome….I’m starving!
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