Here are a few slang phrases that are very commonly used in Brazil. Please feel free to contribute more phrases that you think belong here! – PortugueseBlogger@gmail.com.
WHAT DOES “QUEIMAR MEU FILME” MEAN?
phrase: “queimou meu filme!”
literally: “you burned my movie!”
actually means: “you made me look bad!”
sentence: “Você está queimando o meu filme !! Sai fora !!”
sentence: “Ele queimou o filme dele depois de sucessivos barracos, mas agora quer limpar sua barra.” – “He ruined his reputation after successive squabbles, but now he wants to clear up his difficult situation.”
phrase: “é nóis na fita!” (or just: “é nóis”)
literally: is we in the tape!
actually means: of course! / that’s it / let’s go (depending on context)!
sentence: “-Vamos lá naquele bar? -É nóis na fita!”
WHAT DOES “PODE CRER” MEAN?
phrase: “pode crer”
literally: “you can believe”
actually means: something along the lines of: “word, man.” this phrase can also be used as a synonym for yes (“sim”) or “you’re right” (“está certo”.)