Brazilian Portuguese Idioms With Audio

What’s an idiom?

Idiom is a phrase or a fixed expression that most of time has a figurative meaning.

There are thousands of idioms, and they occur frequently in all languages. Students very often describe situations for which an idiom is the best way of expressing what they want to say.

You don’t necessarily have to use a lot of idioms but you will need to have the most common ones in their passive knowledge if you wish to maximise your understanding of the language.

Why you should learn idioms?

Among native speakers of any language, the use of idioms is widespread. In fact, a language would be incomplete without them.

We need idioms because they were coined to communicate a specific and usually quite precise meaning for which there is no exact word.

Finally, idioms are an enjoyable way of using language and enjoyment helps us to learn more effectively.

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See below some of the coolest idioms you’ll learn here:

Tocando trombone
Por a boca no trombone
mulher na praia
Morrer na praia
Chá de cadeira
Chá de cadeira
cara de pau
Cara de pau