We have a list of the most used ‘bad words’ in Portuguese. Maybe you have heard some of them:
Some Portuguese Swear Words
To really embrace and master a language you have to know a lot about its culture and daily life, right? So, for you to be the closest you can to being Brazilian, you must learn how to swear in Portuguese. We are going to teach you some bad words, but you have to be very careful with how you’ll use them, okay?
It’s very important to know that if you use Portuguese swear words in formal contexts, it probably will be seen as either intentionally insulting or a total lack of manners and you’ll get in trouble. So save this specialist knowledge to joke around with your friends and for use in informal contexts.
Portuguese Swear words list
|Caralho||Cock / Wow|
|Do caralho||Fucking awesome|
|Foda||Fuck / Fucking good / Terrible|
|Foda-se||Fuck this shit|
|Nem fodendo||No fucking way|
|Porra||Fuck / Wow / Shit|
|Porra nenhuma||Not a fucking thing|
|Puta merda||Holy shit|
|Puta que pariu||For fuck’s sake|
|Que porra é essa?||What the fuck is this?|
|Teu cu||Your ass (used to disagree)|
|Olho do cu||Asshole|
|Sacanagem||Taking the piss|
|Cacete/ Caceta||Cock / Wow|
|Filho da puta||Son of a bitch / Motherfucker|
|Chupa meu pau!||Suck my dick!|
|Vai pro caralho!||Fuck off!|
|Vai se foder!||Go fuck yourself!|
|Vai tomar no cu!||Up yours!|
|Corno||Fool (person that gets betrayed in a relationship)|
|Cachorro (a)||Player/ Whore|
Portuguese swears like bicha, boiola and viado cannot be used in any situation. Saying this words to a gay person is extremely offensive. You can only use the words bicha or viado (with this meaning) if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community because they are reclaiming the word. After all, is not offensive at all to be homosexual, right?
Cariocas often call each other viado without meaning homosexual.
All this words are offensive and you shouldn’t use it especially if you are talking directly to someone, but use instead when write paper talking about a situation. Don’t go using our lesson to be mean to people, we certainly don’t want to encourage that!
Portuguese Bad Words
|Cagar||To take a shit|
|Monte de merda||Heap of shit|
|Saco de merda||Shit bag|
|Encher o saco||To annoy someone|
That’s a fine list, isn’t it? So, have you heard any of these?
What was your reaction when you did? Tell us!
If you want to practice, talk to us on Twitter! We love when our students try to use some bad words. It’s fucking hilarious!
See you next time, guys!