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Dirty Portuguese: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang) [Kindle Edition]

Alice Riegert , Jadson Souza , Pedro A Cabral , Nati Vale
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description


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.

Shit's about to go down! — O coro vai comer!

I'm smashed. — Tô bebum.

Let's fuck like animals. — Vamos trepar como animais.

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About the Author

Nati Vale is a native of Puerto Rico with a Bahian swing in her step. She currently lives in Berkeley, California, where she attempts to finish her dissertation one paragraph at a time.

Alice Rose is a Brazil enthusiast who, while she is not working on her Bahian accent, is digging for dinosaur bones in her backyard in Oakland, California.

Pedro A. Cabral discovered Brazil in 1500. He spent most of his life in Salvador, Brazil. Due to GPS technology and Google Maps, Cabral has been forced to give up his love for exploration and has retired to the tame Oakland, California, where he has dedicated himself to the art of capoeira.

Product Details

  • File Size: 698 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1569758239
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press; Bilingual edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042RUF3E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fun and great as a gift! February 22, 2013
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I'm from Brazil but live in USA for an exchange program, I totally loved this book, is fun and have a lot of tips to speak portuguese, just some slangs are kind of old, like only my mom would say or so lol but is great!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars funny....and useful November 14, 2010
By l0velyR
It definitely has a lot of dirty Portuguese, and most of it is really funny. But I ended up liking the book more for other sections (there are a lot!): Howdy Portuguese has greetings, Party Portuguese has holidays, beaches, shopping, Carnival---and my favorite, Hungry Portuguese has a ton of stuff about food & food culture. There was even a section on Computer Portuguese (huahuahua!) I like the compact format too-it's fun to just open it up to a random section.

Overall, a surprisingly useful book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adds fun to your language learning December 11, 2012
By L. Chao
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This book is as fun as you might expect, it teaches you words for everything from random idioms to how to talk about fake breasts, and has a whole section on sh*t and piss. But as in any country, slang is very regional and generational, so I wouldn't go around trusting that anything I take from this book should be understood by all Brazilians, especially if you don't totally understand the context. Some of the stuff in here simply isn't very cool to say and sounds more ridiculous than anything. Even so, even my Brazilian friends who tell me that are endlessly amused by this book.

The book also doesn't tell you just how masculine, feminine, or dirty certain phrases are considered to be, and doesn't provide multiple scenarios for frequently used slang, so if you want to get it right you should probably listen for it when native speakers are using the phrases, or ask someone who is a native speaker to make sure you understand correctly.

In the end, no book can teach a foreigner the nuances of how to joke in a foreign language, etc. But around casual friends and friendly co-workers, you'll surely get a laugh just form attempting to use these phrases ... everyone loves a foreigner with a wannabe potty-mouth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Present For Someone Learning Portuguese! December 17, 2010
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This book was great! I gave it as a present who is learning Portuguese and she was excited to see the everyday kind of stuff that her other books didnt teach her!

Its small, pocket friendly, and has sooo much information! :)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource February 12, 2011
I love this book! I've been to Brazil once, I've been a student of Portuguese for years, and I'm currently taking an intermediate Portuguese class. While the classroom setting teaches formal Portuguese, it's very interesting and satisfying to equip oneself with language that is used in more casual encounters. I recommend this book to anyone who is learning Portuguese! Such an informative source. The only gripe I have about it, and the singular reason it doesn't merit 5 stars in my opinion, is there isn't an index of phrases. There is a just a very general table of contents, so if you are searching for a specific phrase or its equivalent, it might take you a few minutes to track it down. Still, that's a minor flaw in an otherwise excellent book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh so helpful... October 29, 2010
This book is a must have for travelers to Brazil, capoeiristas, anyone who spends time with Brazilians, anyone who has any interest in Brazilian culture, or... anyone with a sense of humor. Practical, useful, and fun, this portable book will teach you more than you ever thought you wanted to know about Portuguese slang.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Portuguese December 31, 2013
By Capt-J
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I bought this for my work on oil rigs in Brazil. It was actually a little too dirty for me - I'm a girl. The Brazilian guys loved it, and they were using it backwards to figure out how to say nasty things in English
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting! December 16, 2013
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I find this book very interesting and somewhat funny. It is a book that keeps you wanting to read more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars not very useful
if you want to get laughed at or beat up then this is the book for you. 95% of the contents should only be used in the safest of environments where someone can kindly correct your... Read more
Published 4 months ago by t viajero
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny and risky!
Really came in handy. I had no idea of that the language could get you into trouble if you invite it. LOL.
Published 12 months ago by Gina Gerona
3.0 out of 5 stars bem, nao muito bem
If you speak like a dork in english, you can speak like a dork in portugues. Needed more context to the slang.
Published 12 months ago by Aunt Ida
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
I thought that this D!RTY PORTUGUESE was a good but not great guide to the down-and-dirty of the Portuguese (primarily Brazilian) language. I preferred the tack that D! Read more
Published 16 months ago by Allen Smalling
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, helpful, and affordable!
Not only does this book provide local lingo, it also has a great guide to pronunciation and rules in Brazilian Portuguese. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Rosie
4.0 out of 5 stars fun
I am studying portuguese and this book made it a little more fun. It had a good deal of expressions though I am told many are outdated
Published 17 months ago by Michael Fenasci
5.0 out of 5 stars Great funny book
Never read a book that translates Portuguese slang and cuss words so well! This is the book if you need a quick 101 on Brazilian slang to incorporate into your Portuguese... Read more
Published 20 months ago by lulugirl21
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Fantastic book. My girlfriend is Brazilian. If I want to say the sort of things that she's ashamed to teach me, I look no further.
Published 20 months ago by Ryan
1.0 out of 5 stars never heard the expression on the cover
I am Brazilian and I've never heard anyone say "Vai pra porra" (as the woman is saying on the cover of this book)!?
Published on December 20, 2011 by Marilia L. Painter
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