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Guest



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What do "cafajeste" and "canalha" mean? I know the American equivalent is "bastard" but does that imply someone who just breaks dates, doesn't call, etc., or much worse???

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 10:19 am on Jan. 13, 2003 | IP
Ze


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"Cafajeste" is used more toward chauvinistic atitudes, whereas "Canalha" is used to describe a lack of morals.

Total Posts: 93 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 11:39 am on Jan. 13, 2003 | IP
Guest



Anonymous
   
Depending on the tone of the voice and the context (let's say, during playful sex) these terms could be quite endearing, something like, "you little devil!"

(Edited by Guest at 11:56 am on Jan. 13, 2003)


(Edited by Guest at 12:41 pm on Jan. 13, 2003)

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 11:53 am on Jan. 13, 2003 | IP
fernandobn


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By definition
Cafajeste mean a low dishonest offensive person and
Canalha mean mob, rabble, the masses
Most of the times people use interchangeably, but Ze pointed a very interesting meaning of the words.  

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Fernando B.

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Adam


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So one could say that Brent & posse are Canalhos?

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Tchau

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Guest



Anonymous
   
You could say that (you could say nicer things too!) but it would be

Eles são canalhAs.  (canalha seems to be used almost exclusively for men, but it has no masculine ending, like you wrote: canalhO.)

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 1:25 pm on Jan. 13, 2003 | IP
Guest



Anonymous
   
Thanks for the replies! I wanted to ask because my Brazilian friend warned me about a Brazilian guy I've been dating- she called him both cafajeste and canalha. Treats me well, although he has "forgotten" about our dates several times. A little chauvinistic but he's not from the city (from MG). Now I don't know if I should trust him...Brazilian men don't have a wonderful reputation here in America, you know!

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 2:28 pm on Jan. 13, 2003 | IP
Ze


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Blame the mineiros for this...

Total Posts: 93 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 4:19 pm on Jan. 13, 2003 | IP
Guest



Anonymous
   
why do you say that? he's maybe a little traditional but  very kind... muito simpatico

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 8:57 am on Jan. 14, 2003 | IP
Ze


Junior Member
   
Just to post an ignorant, offensive opinion of mine.

Total Posts: 93 | Joined Jan. 2003 | Posted on: 9:49 am on Jan. 14, 2003 | IP
Guest



Anonymous
   
but do cafajestes wear condoms?

Total Posts: 211 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 2:01 pm on Jan. 17, 2003 | IP
Adam


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Ok, so I think I asked this question in the old forum a long time ago. It seems brazilians are playing a trick on me, lol. When saying a word with the letters "de" at the end, is it pronounced "g?" (like On-g or Cida-g)Everytime I ask a brazilian about this, one will tell me "g" is correct, but the next person I ask, will tell me that "de" is "de" and there is no change in the pronounciation. Would someone like to settle this for me? My opinion now is, this varies depending on what region youre from.

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Tchau

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Guest



Anonymous
   
You are right, Adam

People from Rio and neighborhood will say cidagee while someone from Paraná or Santa Catarina is more likely to say cidade.

Keep geeing


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Adam


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I know the word "portugues" isnt capitalized. For those living in Brasil, does one capitalize the word "Brasil/Brasilian?"

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Tchau

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Estudante de Ingles


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Adam:

In portuguese:

We have português, brasileiro, argentino etc...
We have Portugal, Brasil, Argentina.

Capiche?


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"nós gatos já nascemos pobres porém já nascemos livres"

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castanha


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Adam, i assume you're monolingual?

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Adam


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If you want to call it that. I dont speak fluently in another language, but I have a good grasp of spanish, italian, russian, and now Im learning portugues. If someone is speaking in one of these languages I can understand what they are talking about.

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Tchau

Total Posts: 64 | Joined Dec. 2002 | Posted on: 9:48 am on Feb. 13, 2003 | IP
castanha


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then you should know that in the Portuguese language,  as in other Romance languages, the names of languages and nationalities are not capitalized-
portugues/a
ingles/a
alemao/alema

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Adam


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if you re-read my first post about this question, I say,

"I know the word "portugues" isnt (castanha, this means a combination of "is" and "not" capitalized. For those living in Brasil, does one capitalize the word "Brasil/Brasilian?"

My italian teacher said these arent capitalized when dealing with french and italian, and he assumed, but was not sure on portuguese.

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Tchau

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