Sinistro in Portuguese

example of usage for sinitro in portuguese: surfar na praia de copacabana é sinistro!

Hi guys! Have you ever heard about the word sinistro in Portuguese? Well, today we will take a closer look at this word, which also functions as a slang!

Meaning of Sinistro in Portuguese

In Portuguese, the word “sinistro” has a few different meanings depending on the context in which it is used. Here are the main meanings:

Sinister: One of the primary meanings of sinistro in Portuguese refers to something that is perceived as threatening, evil, or ominous. Take a look at the examples:

Ele me olhou com um olhar sinistro!
He looked at me with a sinister look!

O senhor era um homem de aparência sinistra.
The man has a sinister appearance!

Incredible: As a popular carioca slang, it can also be used as a form of descibring something that is awesome, incredible or even radical. Take a look at the examples below:

As atividades da RioLIVE! são sinistras de boas!
RioLIVE! activities are so awesome!

Aprender português com a Rio & Learn é sinistro!
Learn Portuguese with Rio & Learn is awesome!

Insurance Claim: In the context of insurance, “sinistro” can also refer to an insurance claim. It is used when someone suffers a loss or damage, and they submit a claim to their insurance company. Check out the example below:

Júlia precisou fazer o sinistro do carro dela.
Júlia needed to file a car insurance claim.

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Exercises with Sinistro in Portuguese

Choose the correct meaning that applies to the context:

significado ruim / significado bom / relacionado à seguro de bens
  1. Ele tinha um sorriso sinistro no rosto.
  2. A empresa recebeu um sinistro do prédio incendiado.
  3. Ela relatou ter visto algo sinistro na floresta.
  4. A galera adorou a festa! Estava sinistra!
  5. Ela teve que dar entrada no sinistro do carro.
  6. Eu adoro caipirinha! É a bebida mais sinistra que existe!
  7. Ela era uma mulher muito sinistra e maldosa.
  8. Conhecer o Rio de Janeiro é muito sinistro! Adoro!

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  1. Significado ruim.
  2. Relacionado à seguro de bens.
  3. Significado ruim.
  4. Significado bom.
  5. Relacionado à seguro de bens.
  6. Significado bom.
  7. Significado ruim.
  8. Significado bom.

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