Slang Phrases Posted by Rachel on Feb 12, 2009 in Learning
Today we’re going to look at some slangy phrases you can use in everyday conversation with friends.
1. Até parece
This means “yeah, right.”
Vou na festa da Camila amanhã. O Tom Cruise também vai! I’m going to Camila’s party tomorrow. Tom Cruise is going too!
Até parece! Yeah, right!
2. Pois é
This literally means, “well, yeah,” but is used in a negative context, so can also mean “yes, unfortunately.”
Sua mãe disse que você tem que fazer o vestibular de novo. Your mom told me you have to take the college entrance exam again.
Pois é. Yeah, unfortunately.
3. E dai?
This means both “so what?” and “what’s up?”
Essa pizza deve ter muitas calorias. That pizza must have a lot of calories.
E dai? So what?
4. Ainda bem
This means “just as well,” or “well, thank goodness!”
O furacão não vai passar perto daqui. The hurricane isn’t going to come close to here.
Ainda bem! “Well, thank goodness!”
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