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Learn Portuguese With Calvin and Hobbes! Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Culture, Uncategorized

Olá, pessoal! Tudo beleza por aí?

There are several ways to learn Portuguese and one of them is to use comics. I love comics and I think that if you learn and have a good time it’s always a good match!

So I chose some of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes (Calvin e Haroldo in Portuguese!) comic strips to share with you guys today!

Calvin 01 portugues

abaixar = to lower
tá bom = it’s good, it’s fine
prender = to attach, to arrest
balanço = swing
pneu = tire
legal = cool

  • Calvin 02 portugues

pedágio = toll booth
estacionar = to park
deveria = should
guardar = to put away
senão = otherwise
puxar = to pull
portão = gate
capô = hood
mão-de-vaca = stingy

Calvin 03 portugues

pronto = ready
que tal? = what about it? how do you like it?
ótimo = great
sem dúvida = without a doubt
criticar = to criticize
um cara = a guy
navalha = razor
Calvin 04 portuguesfenda = slot
empurrar = to push
alavanca = lever
uns poucos = a few
torrada = toast
saltar = to jump
Pois é! = I know!

  • Calvin 05 portugues

avisar = to warn
lamber = to lick
quinta aula = fifth period
pirralho = brat
também conhecida como = also known as
aula de educação física = physical ed class

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


  1. Tommie Slade:

    where can I find this comic either online or book?

  2. Jennifer:

    My son enjoys comics and is trying to learn Portuguese reading Chico Bento. I am finding though that there is so much slang that it is quite challenging. Your post is exactly what I was looking for and is apparently the only one of it’s kind. Thank you!

  3. halla:

    Muito Legal!!!! I love Calvin & Hobbs in Brazilian Portuguese!!!