Do you take a nap during the day? Some say that it is healthy to take a short nap after lunch. Kitties know all about it. My sweet Amahle is taking a nap on my lap as I write this 🙂
At my parents’ place, in Brazil, everyone naps after lunch on the weekends. When I am there, I adhere to the habit. It feels good to take a nap in a hammock with the birds chirping outside 🙂
Today I will show you how to talk about naps in Portuguese. Watch the video:
How to say Nap in Portuguese
There are two words to say “a nap” in Portuguese:
- Um cochilo
- Uma soneca
How to say To Take a Nap in Portuguese
Here is how you say to take a nap in Portuguese:
- Tirar um cochilo
- Tirar uma soneca
You can also say:
- Cochilar = to nap
Both Tirar and Cochilar are regular verbs. You can practice the present and past tenses of regular verbs with my Flashcard App for Android devices.
Dizem que é saudável tirar um cochilo curto depois do almoço.
= They say it’s healthy to take a short nap after lunch.
Ontem eu tirei uma soneca rápida antes de pegar a estrada.
= Yesterday I took a quick nap before hitting the road.
Você tem o hábito de cochilar de tarde?
= Do you have the habit of taking an afternoon nap?
No Brasil, eu gosto de cochilar na rede.
= In Brazil, I like to nap in the hammock.
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