(It says there are many accents in Brazil thus everyone should respect each others)
One thing that has always surprised me about Brazil is the number of accents one can find from region to region and state to state. It often feels obligatory, among Brazilians, to mention certain regionalisms when being introduced in a social setting to someone from elsewhere in Brazil. The differences especially enter the conversation when it’s found out that someone is from Southern Brazil, Rio, Bahia and, at times, São Paulo.
While each region is rich with many strange and interesting phrases, there are certain set phrases that are virtually inescapable when talking about the parts of the country I just mentioned. Here in Portugal, when people in a social setting find out that I talk “Brazilian”, they often emphatically say “E aí, galera?!!”, which is proceeded by everyone else having a little laugh.
Personally, I like to mix it all up depending on the circumstance and my mood. In some moments, you might catch me letting out an “égua!” (Pará), an “oxe!” (Bahia, Northeast), or a “maneiro” (Rio), among others. When meeting others, though, I usually skip poking fun at their regionalisms as I find them all too interesting to think some are better or worse (it’s when they’re considered of lower status that the jokes often come out). The truth, however, is that everyone has an accent and every region has their linguistic peculiarities.
Anyways, I’ve spent a good amount of time looking through Youtube for Brazilian videos on regional accents, as well as any other accent-related videos that caught my attention.