Beleza Meaning in Portuguese

Hey, friends from A Dica! Today we are going to learn about the word Beleza in Portuguese. Do you know that it has more than one meaning?

What is Beleza in Portuguese?

“Beleza” in Portuguese means “beauty.” It is used to describe something or someone that is beautiful or possesses beauty. Additionally, as slang, it can also mean “cool” or “okay” when used to express agreement or satisfaction and as a way to greet people like saying “How are you?” or “How is it going?”.

Now take a look at one of our students explaining this slang for you:

Beleza Meaning (As a Slang)

It’s very common to hear Brazilians saying beleza all the time. What’s up with that? So, let’s learn the contexts in which we use the word beleza with a different meaning, not in the literal sense. Take a look:

To ask someone how they are doing

You don’t always need to say como você está? (how are you?) when you want to know how the other person is. You can just say: beleza?

Example with the Brazilian Slang Beleza: What's up, Cássio! Beleza?
Diogo: E aí, Cássio! Beleza?Diogo: Hey, Cássio! How are you?
CássioBeleza, cara! E você? beleza?Cássio: I’m fine dude. What about you?
Diogo: Beleza também, manoDiogo: I’m fine too, brother!

To confirm something

Beleza can also be used when we want to confirm something. We usually use it to make sure that the other person understood what you said.

Brazilian Slang Beleza. Luana, translate this for me, beleza?
Igor: Luana, faz essa tradução pra mim, beleza?Igor: Luana, translate this for me, alright?
Luana: Beleza, Igor!Luana: Alright Igor!

In our Portuguese classes, we use it a lot to make sure that the students have understood. haha. And when we, the teachers from Rio & Learn, ask beleza? and you want to say that everything’s ok, that you understood, you just reply the same way: beleza.

To say that something is good

We also use the word beleza to say that something is nice, cool, or good. For example:

Esta viagem foi uma beleza!
This trip was nice!

Esta comida está uma beleza!
This food is very good!

Beleza Meaning: Conversation Examples

Expressing Beauty

Person A: Vamos ao cinema hoje à noite?

Person A: Shall we go to the movies tonight?

Person B: Beleza!

Person B: Cool!

Describing a Person

Person A: Você conheceu a nova colega?

Person A: Did you meet the new colleague?

Person B: Sim, ela tem uma beleza impressionante.

Person B: Yes, she has impressive beauty.

Expressing Agreement

Person A: Eu vou terminar o relatório amanhã.

Person A: I’ll finish the report tomorrow.

Person B: Beleza, sem problemas.

Person B: Okay, no problem.

Describing a Beautiful Scene

Person A: A vista do topo da montanha é incrível.

Person A: The view from the top of the mountain is incredible.

Person B: Eu sei, a beleza é de tirar o fôlego.

Person B: I know, the beauty is breathtaking.

Acknowledging a Plan

Person A: Vamos sair às 8h.

Person A: Let’s leave at 8 AM.

Person B: Beleza, estarei pronto.

Person B: Okay, I’ll be ready.

Praising Art

Person A: O que você acha desse quadro?

Person A: What do you think of this painting?

Person B: A beleza dele é impressionante.

Person B: Its beauty is impressive.

Confirming Understanding

Person A: Preciso que você envie esses documentos hoje.

Person A: I need you to send these documents today.

Person B: Beleza, vou enviar agora.

Person B: Okay, I’ll send them now.

Greeting Someone

Person A: E ai, beleza?

Person A: Hey, what’s up?

Person B: Beleza, e você?

Person B: Cool, and you?

Agreeing with a Suggestion

Person A: Vamos fazer um piquenique no parque?

Person A: Shall we have a picnic in the park?

Person B: Beleza, ótima ideia!

Person B: Cool, great idea!

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Exercises for beleza in Portuguese

Beleza Meaning: Answer with True or False

Complete this exercise and we’ll see if you can use this word correctly. Tell us which sentences are correct and which are incorrect. For that you have to put the letter C (certo / right) next to the correct answers and E (errado/ wrong) next to the wrong ones. When the word beleza is in the wrong place, you’ll find the correct sentence in the answers at the end of this Dica.

  1. Beleza can only be used to describe physical appearance.
  2. In a casual conversation, beleza can mean “okay” or “cool.”
  3. You can use beleza to describe a beautiful sunset.
  4. Beleza is never used in formal writing.
  5. When someone says “Beleza” after you make a suggestion, they are disagreeing with you.
  6. You can use beleza to describe a person’s charm or attractiveness.
  7. Beleza is used to express frustration in Portuguese.
  8. If a friend says “Beleza!” after you tell them your plan, they are agreeing with you.
  9. Beleza can be used to describe the beauty of nature.
  10. In slang, saying “Beleza” can mean “everything’s good.”
  11. Hoje vamos beleza tomar uma cerveja? (  )
  12. E ai, beleza? (  )
  13. Pega aquele beleza copo pra mim? (  )
  14. Agora é momento de concentração, beleza? (  )
  15. Como foi a festa ontem, tudo beleza? (  )
  16. O curso de Português online é uma beleza! (  )
  17. Oi, beleza amigos?  (  )
  18. Você beleza precisa entregar o trabalho hoje?  (  )
  19. Beleza? Entenderam? (  )
  20. Beleza! Entendemos sim! (  )

A big hug from Rio & Learn.

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Exercise about beleza in Portuguese: answers

  1. False (E)
  2. True (C)
  3. True (C)
  4. False (E)
  5. False (E)
  6. True (C)
  7. False (E)
  8. True (C)
  9. True (C)
  10. True (C)
  11. Hoje vamos beleza tomar uma cerveja? (E) – Hoje vamos tomar uma cerveja, beleza?
  12. E ai, beleza? (C)
  13. Pega aquele beleza copo pra mim? (E) – Pega aquele copo pra mim, beleza?
  14. Agora é momento de concentração, beleza? (C)
  15. Como foi a festa ontem, tudo beleza? (C)
  16. O curso de Português online é uma beleza! (C)
  17. Oi, beleza amigos?  (E) – Oi amigos, beleza?
  18. Você beleza precisa entregar o trabalho hoje?  (E) – Você precisa entregar o trabalho hoje, beleza?
  19. Beleza? Entenderam? (C)
  20. Beleza! Entendemos sim! (C)

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