Falar pelos cotovelos

7 de October de 2014

Hey, guys! In ourΒ Dica today, we are going to learn one more expression. The expression Falar pelos cotovelos in Portuguese and its meaning!

Falar pelos cotovelos meaning

Falar pelos cotovelos is when a person starts talking and talking and talking and things don’t make any sense anymore and the person doesn’t stop talking. But it can also simply mean a person who talks a lot, a person who talks all the time, a person who never shuts up! In English, its almost like the expressions “talk nineteen to the dozen” or “talk a blue streak”. Do you know someone like that? Well, I bet you do!Β 

Well, perhaps if you start to learn Portuguese in Brazil you will meet a lot of people like that lol!


Its Structure

Falar pelos cotovelos is formed by three words: the verb falar (to talk), that is a verb of the first conjugation, ended -AR

So this expression is also formed by the preposition por, plus the article o, (which result in: pelos) and literally the word cotovelos, which means the elbows in our arms. So, this is falar pelos cotovelos: It’s when a person starts talking and talking and it seems endless!


EuΒ falo I talk
VocΓͺ fala You talk
Ele ou ela fala He or she talks
NΓ³s falamos We talk
VocΓͺs falam You talk
Eles ou elas falam They talk


Falando pelos cotovelos video Dica

So now that you’ve learned what falar pelos cotovelos mean, you can check out the video Dica about it that were made in our Portuguese School! It’s very interesting because you can practice your Portuguese!Β 

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That’s it, guys! Our Dica is coming to an end, hope you enjoyed. Well, do you know someone like that? Someone who talks, and talks and it never ends? Tell us in our Facebook page!

Bye, bye! Kisses from Rio!


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