These are the most popular slangs in Brazilian Portuguese.
- Oxe or oxente. Meaning: disbelief, fright. No translation. (Depending on the tone in which it was spoken, it can mean many things).
- Barril. Meaning: when something is difficult or dangerous. Translation: barrel.
- Migué. Meaning: say something just to convince someone. No translation.
- Avexado. Meaning: who is in a hurry or ashamed. No translation.
- Mangar. Meaning: tease somebody. No translation.
- Morgado. Meaning: discouraged. No translation.
- Égua. Meaning: expresses astonishment. Translation: mare.
- Gaiato. Meaning: a person who likes to make jokes. Translation: joker.
- De rocha. Meaning: a person of his word, who has conviction in the matter. Translation: rock. (If the person is answering a question, it can mean “truth”.)
- Ixi. Meaning: serves as an exclamation. No translation.
- Levou o farelo. Meaning: died. Translation: took the bran.
- Solito. Meaning: alone, without company. No translation.
- Tri. Meaning: good, cool, very cool. No translation. (It can be combined with other words.)
- Guri and guria. Meaning: boy and girl, respectively. No translation.
- Bah. Meaning: is an expression used in many situations and at the beginning of sentences. No translation.
- Deitar o cabelo. Meaning: flee, get away. Translation: lay down your hair.
- Tchê. Meaning: as an expression of wonder and doubt; as the sense of companion, friend, brother, comrade. No translation.
- Chapar os coco. Meaning: drink a lot. Translation: get the coconut high.
- Rolê. Meaning: go out, take a walk, stroll. No translation.
- Quebrado. Meaning: person without money. Translation: broke. (Same word as in English.)
- Só o pó. Meaning: tired. Translation: just the dust.
- Sangue bom. Meaning: nice person. Translation: good blood.
- Treta. Meaning: a fight. No translation.
- Trem. Meaning: anything, any object. Translation: train.
- Zueira. Meaning: play, mess around. No translation.
- Bitelo. Meaning: something big. No translation.
- Empatar. Meaning: get in the way. Translation: stall.
- Perrengue. Meaning: bad, discouraged, weak, sluggish, dying, flattened. No translation.
- Patife. Meaning: a person who works evil, cowardly, fearful, scoundrel, despicable, vile. No translation.
- Descabriado. Meaning: out-of-control person. No translation.
Have you heard some Brazilian slang whose meaning you don’t know?