Pernambuquês – Regional slang

I’ve been looking into slang from Pernambuco, aka Pernambuquês, and while many people have formed long lists of words and phrases, it’s tough to know what is used the most. Here’s a few links to such lists…

  • List from
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  • List from an individual
  • List from Simples Coisas da Vida

I suggest investing in a mini dictionary, though. The one pictured below can be found here for cheap within Brazil.


The video lesson below also gives many examples of Pernambuquês, though explanations are all in Portuguese.


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