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Dirty Portuguese

Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"

Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Learn how to say all the Portuguese words you could never learn is school with this handy travel guide to slang, casual phrases and, let's be honest, curse words.

Next time you're traveling or just chattin' in Portuguese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

• Cool slang
• Funny insults
• Explicit sex terms
• Raw swear words

Dirty Portuguese teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Brazil:

What's up? — Tudo bem?
Are those fake boobs? — Você tem silicone no peito?
I need to take a piss. — Preciso mijar.
That goalie is so weak. — Esse goleiro é uma mãe.
I'm smashed. — Tô bebum.
and more!

About The Authors

Alice Rose is an editor and writer who has studied and lived in Bahia. She has been practicing capoeira for 14 years and assists her husband and coauthor, Jadson Caçador, teach the martial art in Oakland, California. Alice also practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu, loves to cook, and occasionally teaches kids about the wonders of paleontology.

Nati Vale is an educator and writer with a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature. She has studied and traveled in Brazil and Portugal, and has played capoeira for 14 years. If she is not at school or at capoeira, you can find her in the kitchen, at the ballet studio, or hiding behind a book. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (September 1, 2010)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781569758236

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