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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Ways to Refer to People During an Informal Conversation
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to PortuguesePod101.com. I'm John.
Ana Clara: And I'm Ana Clara!
John: This is Must-Know Portuguese Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 2. In this lesson, you'll learn slang ways to refer to people during an informal conversation.
John: These are more common among young people, but people of all ages in Brazil use these.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Ana Clara: bicho
Ana Clara: velho
Ana Clara: véi
Ana Clara: cara
John: Ana Clara, what's our first expression?
Ana Clara: bicho
John: literally meaning "animal." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "dude, man."
Ana Clara: [SLOW] bicho [NORMAL] bicho
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Ana Clara: bicho
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you're talking to someone in a very relaxed or informal way. It was first used in the hippie era.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] Bicho, isso é muito legal! [SLOW] Bicho, isso é muito legal!
John: "Dude, that's so cool!"
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] Bicho, isso é muito legal!
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Ana Clara: velho
John: literally meaning "old man." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "dude, man."
Ana Clara: [SLOW] velho [NORMAL] velho
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Ana Clara: velho
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you're being informal with someone, regardless of their gender.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] Velho, que sono! [SLOW] Velho, que sono!
John: "Dude, I'm really sleepy!"
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] Velho, que sono!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Ana Clara: véi
John: literally meaning "old man." It is an abbreviation for
Ana Clara: velho,
John: as a slang word, meaning "old man." When it's used as a slang expression, it means "dude, man."
Ana Clara: [SLOW] véi [NORMAL] véi
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Ana Clara: véi
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you're being informal with someone, regardless of their gender.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] O que foi isso, véi? [SLOW] O que foi isso, véi?
John: "What was that, dude?"
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] O que foi isso, véi?
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Ana Clara: cara
John: literally meaning "face." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "dude, man."
Ana Clara: [SLOW] cara [NORMAL] cara
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Ana Clara: cara
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to a man. During a conversation, it is also commonly used by females.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] Foi aquele cara que falou comigo ali no almoço. [SLOW] Foi aquele cara que falou comigo ali no almoço.
John: "Over there, that was the guy that talked to me during lunch."
Ana Clara: [NORMAL] Foi aquele cara que falou comigo ali no almoço.
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: You address a man with the word meaning "old man."
[pause - 5 sec.]
Ana Clara: velho
John: "dude, man"
John: You address a man with the word meaning "animal."
[pause - 5 sec.]
Ana Clara: bicho
John: "dude, man"
John: You address a man with the word meaning "face."
[pause - 5 sec.]
Ana Clara: cara
John: "dude, man"
John: You address a man using the abbreviation for...
Ana Clara: velho.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Ana Clara: véi
John: "dude, man"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Portuguese Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at PortuguesePod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Ana Clara: Tchau.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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Sunday at 06:02 PM
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Olá Menry,


Thank you for posting!


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

Team PortuguesePod101.com

Menry Nielsen
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Obrigada, bicho❤️️