Two Phrases to Use When Treating Your Brazilian Friend

Imagine that you are having dinner with a good friend and you want to treat your friend. Your server has just brought the check and your friend is reaching for her wallet. The following dialogue happens: You: It’s on me today. Friend: No, you don’t need to do this. Let’s split the bill. You: No; […]

Brazilian Portuguese Phrase: Em cima da hora

If you’ve ever found yourself doing something at the last minute, or on short notice, then you’ve done it em cima da hora, literally on top of the hour. To remember it, think of yourself standing on the minute hand of a clock about to reach twelve and you’d be on top of the hour. Below, I’ll show you two examples.