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Portuguese to English Slang Translation Glossary

Portuguese term English translation
trazem o freio nas âncoras e as rédeas nas escoltas with anchor as a horse’s bit and sheets as a horse’s reins.
Entered by: Douglas Bissell
"dar uma levantada" give me a boost
"O tempo fechou" a storm is brewing
A BOLA DA VEZ in the spotlight
A preguiça é mal vista. Laziness is frowned upon
aborrescente annoying teenager
acertar settle up
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
Acertar no buraco hit the nail on the head
Achei manerissima I thought (your photos) were awesome/really cool
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
advogado de porta de cadeia ambulance chaser
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
Ai, que aflição! Oh, how distressing that is!
aproveitador opportunist; user
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
armação frame-up...setup
Entered by: airmailrpl
arrego Fear (Nesse caso)
Entered by: Mario Freitas
é o cara is the man
É mole? Can you believe it?
Entered by: Eneide Moreira
baboseiras nonsense; bullshit, crap, hot air, rubbish (BrE)
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
Bacana (o bacana) hotshot
baixo nível uncouth
balão laughing gas / Nitrous oxide
baque slump
barbeiro road hog
basqueiro racket
batatatinha sweety, chubby
bater perna wander around/ to go window-shopping
Beijo grego Rimming
Boa praça good ol' fella (good old fellow)/cool guy
bola de Suframa Bola da Suframa roundabout
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
cabala I am the victim of a very well organised cabal
Entered by: Douglas Bissell
calhou-nos o fcp e logo no dragão we got FCP and they're playing in their stadium
Carteirada Coercive Intimidation
cavalo doido Jail break
com hipóteses elevadas with high chances/hypothesis of success
Com quem será com quem será com quem será que o ## vai casar. Who will it be, who will it be, that ### will take down the aisle?
construindo alguma coisa plotting / making up schemes
Entered by: Michael Powers (PhD)
correr atras de carga (like a) hooker chasing customers
dar conta do recado make it/ manage it
dar tudo bota everything falls apart
Descambar go downhill / go down the tubes (slang)
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