Interesting Portuguese


cabisbaixo [adjective.]

  • having one’s head turned down, due to sadness.

morrer na praia [verb.]

  • (idiomatic) to fail after trying hard and almost succeeding. Literally: “to die on the beach.”

nem que a vaca tussa [adverb.]

  • (idiomatic) definitely not; by no means; not in a million years. Literally: “not even if the cow coughs.”

pedra no sapato (f.) [noun.]

  • a minor but constant problem; an annoyance. Literally: “a stone in the shoe.”

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