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Putz Grila! Posted by on Dec 28, 2010

One of the best ways to speak like a native is to pepper your speech with colloquial phrases and slang, which is why we’ve been focusing on these expressions lately. Awhile back, we learned about some exclamations, including putz.  This word means oh no! or darn it! or uh oh! and is used as an…

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Para Variar Posted by on Dec 20, 2010

There’s an interesting slangy expression in Portuguese that is used to express sarcasm, and it’s a helpful one to know to throw into conversation to sound more like a native. Let’s take a look at how it’s used. Para variar literally means “for a change,” but when used in conversation, it actually means the opposite…

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Tudo acaba em pizza Posted by on Sep 18, 2009

Today, we’re going to learn a handy phrase: tudo acaba em pizza. A rough English equivalent would be “All’s well that ends well,” though it means that no matter how good or how bad something may go, everything works out in the end and goes back to the way things were. Keep in mind that…

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