Portuguese Sayings That Don’t Make Any Sense

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Portuguese Sayings That Don’t Make Any Sense

Every language has common sayings that everyone knows and uses that don’t necessarily make sense, especially when translated into another language.

Artist Mariana Crisóstomo aka Junkhead illustrated a series of common phrases in Portuguese, providing the literal translation along with what the saying means conversationally.

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1. “Go with the pigs”
meaning: DIE

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Artwork by Mariana Crisóstomo aka Junkhead
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2. “Flea behind the ear”
meaning: BEING SUSPICIOUS

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3. “Dizzy Cockroach”
meaning: BEING UNFOCUSED/CLUMSY

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4. “Wake up with the feet outside”
meaning: WOKE UP IN A BAD MOOD

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5. “Being with the olive oils”
meaning: IN A BAD MOOD

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6. “Many years turning chickens”
meaning: A LOT OF EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE

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7. “Little monkeys in the head”
meaning: HAVING STRANGE/SUSPICIOUS THOUGHTS

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8. “Comb monkeys”
meaning: GO F%CK YOURSELF (in a polite way…)

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9. “Swallow frogs”
meaning: SHUT UP AND ACCEPT UNPLEASANT THINGS

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10. “Take the little horse from the rain”
meaning: DON’T COUNT ON THAT!

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11. “Breaking all the dishes”
meaning: ROCKIN’!!

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12. “Go bother Camões”
meaning: GO BOTHER SOMEONE ELSE

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13. “Water up his beard”
meaning: A LOT OF WORK

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14. “A lot of cans”
meaning: 100% SHAMELESS

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15. “Bread bread, cheese cheese”
meaning: IT IS THIS SIMPLE!

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16. “Under the Banana Tree shade”
meaning: NO WORRIES

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