Pumpkin Head

Pumpkin Head

Yonara Mateus

[cabeça de abóbora] ca.be.ça de a.bó.bo.ra {kɐbesɐdɐˈbɔburɐ} substantivo / adjectivo, utilizado para os 2 géneros. 1.  pessoa que denota pouco juízo 2.  pessoa distraída [Coitado do Pumpkinhead! Afinal parece que não há nada de assustador sobre ele…] Happy Halloween! If you are fond of this holiday (very popular in America, but not quite much around Portuguese-speaking countries), there is a […]

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Ivo Gonçalves

There is something terribly wrong with Portuguese animals! Old ladies say it all the time: it is deadly for donkeys to have any brain activity (A pensar morreu o burro). Poor animals… I’ve never witnessed it, but I can picture a cute little donkey strolling around and suddenly drop like flies. Not everything is bad news, though: the young […]

Don´t play slim with me!

Don´t play slim with me!

Ivo Gonçalves

 [Não te armes em fino comigo!] I heard it once: for a wise, half a word is enough (Para bom entendedor, meia palavra basta). Clearly, no foreigner learning Portuguese could have invented that saying! Did I get it right? Portuguese oranges are made of gold in the morning, turn into silver in the afternoon and kill […]