Oxalá in Portuguese. Oxalá eu me case com Dwayne Johnson.

Hello everyone! Ready to study more?
On our today’s Dica we’ll learn the meaning of Oxalá in Portuguese.

Oxalá in Portuguese

Here in Brazil the word Oxalá express optimism when you want something to happen. It’s also used in the religious context to refer to one of the most important orixás in the Candomblé. Let’s see how we can use this word in Portuguese.

Examples

Igor: E aí, Diogo! Você vai no show da Anitta hoje?
Diogo: Claro que vou! E você?
Igor: Vou, lógico! Oxalá ela toque Vai malandra!
Igor: Hey Diogo! Will you go to Anitta’s concert today?
Diogo: Of course I will! And you!
Igor: Sure! I hope she plays Vai malandra!

.
Moisés: Igor, o que você está fazendo?
Igor: Estou vendo se eu ganhei na loteria.
Moisés: Oh, oxalá você ganhe e me dá uma parte desse dinheiro!
Moisés: Igor, what are you doing?Igor: I’m checking if I won the lottery.
Moisés: Oh I hope you win and give me part of this money!

.
Moisés: Ai cara, esse Dwayne Johnson é um homem lindo! Oxalá eu pudesse namorar com esse homem!
Igor: Eu sou muito melhor!
Moisés: Ah, te manca, Igor!
Moisés: Oh boy, Dwayne Johnson is such a handsome man. I wish I could date this man!
Igor: I’m way better than him!
Moisés: Come on! Look at yourself, Igor!

Despite the fact that the word Oxalá exists in Portuguese, most of Brazilians prefer to use the word Tomara to express desire.

And that’s it for today, everyone!
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Tchau!!

           
Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
What does Tomara mean?

Verbs of desire in Portuguese
Portuguese Subjunctive Exercises
Imperfect Subjunctive in Portuguese
Conjunctions of the Subjunctive
Use of Embora in Portuguese

94