My friends and I were planning to have brunch together and the conversation chain on Facebook was in Portuguese. Then Carl comes and says: “I told Vanessa we were going to join them for brunch. Why did she say ‘combined’ in response?”
I immediately knew what was going on. When making plans with friends:
- Combinado = that’s a plan; deal; done deal
Saying Combinado is a way to say “ok, we all agree on the plan” or “ok, that is a plan”.
Here is the dialogue in the picture above translated from Portuguese to English:
- He: I will pick you up at 8, ok?
- She: OK, that’s a plan.
Combinado can also be used as a question:
- João: Te pego às 8. Combinado?
- Ana: Combinado.
Translation from Portuguese to English:
- João: I will pick you up at 8. Deal?
- Ana: That’s a plan.
I invite you to practice this great word with your friends. They will be happy with your Portuguese 🙂 Combinado?
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