If you are a bilingual or a multilingual person, you must know that there are some words that are almost impossible to translate to a different language. If you aren't, this list will help you see that clearly. Portuguese is my native language (I'm Brazilian), and I've selected 10 words that I could never found a proper translation to English. Hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about this beautiful language.
(Pessoas que falam Português, me mandem mensagem :)

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xodó (noun)

a strong feeling of affection towards something or someone; a person which you have a loving relationship with

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saudade (noun)

a feeling of nostalgia caused by the absence of something or someone, or by the desire of reliving certain moments or experiences

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malemolência (noun)

seductive rhythm when one is dancing; ability to sway and move in a sensual manner

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apaixonado (adjective)

when one is between liking and loving someone; one is more than 'liking' someone, but is not yet 'in love' with them

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demora (noun)

a period of time that exceeds the time expected; a long time waiting for something that should have happened earlier

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malandro (noun/adjective)

someone who is always looking for fun and dodging responsibilities

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enrolado (adjective)

someone who is very confused and indecisive, who never makes up their mind while others are relying on them

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cafuné (noun)

the act of scratching someone's head gently until they feel sleepy, a form of caress

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sebo (noun)

a second-hand bookstore; a bookstore that sells and buys only used books

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brigadeiro (noun)

a homemade Brazilian candy made out of condensed milk and chocolate, often served on birthday parties

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Fun facts

Portuguese is the official language of 10 countries (Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Timor-East, São Tomé e Príncipe, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique and Macau [Special Administrative Region of China])
Portuguese is spoken by over 260 million people in the world. Brazil is responsible for about 80% of this number.
Portuguese is the fourth most spoken language in the world.


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