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Cool and Awesome in Portuguese Slang Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Video

E aí galera? What’s up, guys?

Today I will teach four different ways to say cool and awesome.

The first word is the real meaning of cool, the word is LEGAL. One example that you can use this word in a phrase is:

– “Legal cara!”  (That is the same of)  “Cool, man!”

The second word it is a old slang, it is from the time that my father used to be skinny and go to school(hehe), but until today it is cool to say, the word is BACANA. An example using Bacana is:

– “Que computador Bacana!”  (That is the same of)  “That’s an Awesome computer!”

The third word is DOIDO, if  you translate, you’ll see that the real meaning is crazy, but here will be awesome. One example using this word is:

– “Que Doido cara!”  (That is the same of) “That’s Awesome, man!”

And the last word today is DA HORA. One example that you can use this word in a phrase is:

– “Que carro Da Hora cara!”  (That is the same of) “What a Cool car, man!”

So this guys, were four ways to say Cool and Awesome. I hope you guys enjoy it and if you have any question about this lesson, feel free to ask me here.

See you guys on my next post.


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  1. Paul:

    You can say maneiro as well or is that only carioca slang?

  2. leandro:

    Sure, that is another way to say either, but as you know, this slang is more common from people that lives Rio de Janeiro.

  3. Ant:

    Que tal “massa”?

    • leandro:

      @Ant You can also say “massa”, good job!