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Financial problems in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Sep 24, 2021 in Brazilian Profile, Business, Culture, Economy, Learning, Vocabulary

Saudações a todos! Como está o setembro de vocês? Last week we talked a little bit about some problemas financeiros (money problems) that a person might face in life. Now we move on to part two, with a few more terms and examples so that you can discuss your situação financeira in Portuguese with confidence. Let’s hit it! After all, tempo é dinheiro!

cheque especial | overdraft

  • Minha conta bancária tem um limite de 300 dólares de cheque especial | My bank account has a 300 dollar limit on overdrafts.
  • Tenha cuidado com os seus gastos para não entrar no cheque especial | Be careful with your spending so you don’t run up an overdraft.

pagar tudo, liquidar| pay off 

  • Cíntia conseguiu economizar dinheiro suficiente para liquidar seus empréstimos estudantis | Cíntia managed to save up enough money to pay off her students loans.
  • Só mais três meses e o carro finalmente estará pago! | Three more months and the car will finally be paid off!

salvar, resgatar, socorrer (financeiramente) | bail out

  • Quando Tim perdeu o emprego, sua família teve que socorrê-lo para que ele não perdesse sua casa | When Tim lost his job, his family had to bail him out so he wouldn’t lose his house.
  • O governo está discutindo um plano para resgatar empresas que não puderam operar durante o bloqueio | The government is discussing a plan to bail out businesses who couldn’t operate during the lockdown.

mexer na poupança, usar minhas economias | (dig/dip into your) savings

  • Tive que usar minhas economias para pagar as despesas do hospital | I had to dig into my savings to pay for the hospital bills.
  • George ficou desempregado por 4 meses, então ele teve que começar a mexer em sua poupança | George was unemployed for 4 months, so he had to start dipping into his savings.

(declarar) falência | (file for) bankruptcy

  • Os pedidos de falência das empresas do setor de hospitalidade aumentaram no ano passado Businesses in the hospitality industry filing for bankruptcies has been increasing over the past year.
  • Se as vendas continuarem caindo neste trimestre, podemos estar à beira da falência | If sales continue to go down this quarter, we might be on the verge of bankruptcy .

 Uma moeda pelos seus pensamentos? A penny for your thoughts? Are there any other expressions that are useful to talking about personal finance? Comente abaixo. Check out this previous post on the subject here to learn more money-related words in Portuguese. Uma ótima semana a todos!

And in case you missed it, here is our previous post!:

Talking about financial problems in Portuguese


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