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[Gírias brasileiras] – O “aff” em português
Oi, gente! Hey, guys!
Whoever wants to become fluent in a certain language should also conhecer (get to know) the gírias (slang) and informal terms that speakers have been currently using. If you interact with Brazilians online, you have probably come across the expression aff at least once. Aff is a very popular and common palavra (word) used on a regular basis mostly on the internet, though it has also been incorporated in speech and is used in spoken language também (too).
But what does it mean?
Aff is an interjection that could be translated like an ‘ugh’, for instance, and it can be interpreted like a verbal eyeroll. It may be an onomatopeic word that simply relates to the transcription of the som (sound) we make when we voice those feelings, because it kind of sounds like a disappointed sigh.
It is used to express either irritation, discontent, frustration and disapproval (hence its common usage in Brazil, haha). We usually say aff when:
Now take a look at some examples:
Here are some more:
Now these memes will probably help you have a better idea of what aff means:
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Have you ever seen or heard aff before?
Aff, the post is over! But don’t worry, there is more coming next week 😀
Boa semana! Have a good week!