What would you answer in the following situation? You are in Brazil and you meet your friend to go out for dinner:
YOU: Oi, tudo bem?
YOUR FRIEND: Nossa! Tô um bagaço. Bati perna o dia todo resolvendo coisas.
YOU: O quê?
YOUR FRIEND: Vamos? Estou verde de fome! E hoje vamos colocar o papo em dia 🙂
YOU: Ummmm… OK.
Did you understand the dialogue? This friend is using lots of colloquial expressions that are not intuitive or easy to translate. Learning colloquial expressions is key to good communication. If you hang out with Brazilians or watch Brazilian TV, you know how often we use idiomatic expressions in our conversations.
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