Words we love to pronounce in Brazil

December 22, 2010 2 comments

I used to think Italian is my favourite language in the world. It’s actually Portuguese from Brazil. Music to the ears. Here is a shortlist of our favorite words, all easy and fun to pronounce. I have tried to provide a pronounciation guideline but that’s tricky!

Bom dia. Pronounced bom djia…good morning
Pao de queijo. Pronounced Pan dji kaijo..delicious little balls of dough with cheese inside
Corcovado..straightforward
Ta bom..to be said with a thumbs up in any circumstances when you’re happy / ok with something
Abacaxi…pronounced abacashi..the best pineapples we’ve had
Misto quente..pronounced misto kentchi…basically a ham and cheese toasted sandwich, but sounds so much better that way.
Maracuja…pronounced with an emphasis on the “cu”…Passion fruit. They make amazing batido de maracuja ( batchido dji maracuja) Ie a smoothie with vodka….obviously not child- friendly but a delicious alternative to caipirinha, which I am sure you know how to pronounce already. Another favourite word, another favourite cocktail once Marcelo and Amalya are asleep!

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