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Ei, galera! Tudo beleza? Hey guys! Are you alright?
If you are feeling hungry right now, you had better head over to the kitchen right now and have a snack before you start reading this post, because today’s post is going to go over expressions and proverbs in Portuguese connected to food. There are a number of them, which goes to show that our day to day metaphors are closely tied to our eating habits. Come on, it will be a piece of cake!
But first, you might want to check out these previous posts to practice some words related to meals and cooking:
Literal translation: in the frying of the eggs
Meaning: “at the end of the day”, “when it comes down to it”
Literal translation: the panela is sweet, but it is not soft
Meaning: even though at a first glance things might seem great, achieving success was not an easy process
Literal translation: to cry the Surinam cherries
Meaning: to feel upset about something, to complain a lot
Literal translation: to send everything to the beans
Meaning: to get rid of something that bothers you
Literal translation: half-bowl
Meaning: something of little value, completely worthless
Literal translation: what doesn’t kill you makes you fatter
Meaning: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Essa semana tem mais! There’s more to come this week!