Snap Fingers in Portuguese

example for snap your fingers in portuguese: Eles aprenderam a pedir uma cachaça estalando os dedos!

Hi there folks! Today, we have a very special Dica for you! Let’s learn more about Brazilian habits! A very common habit here is to snap your fingers. But what does it mean to snap your fingers in Portuguese?

Meanings for Snap your Fingers in Portuguese

Let’s begin by checking out this video Moisés, one of our teachers from Rio & Learn, made for you. He will explain two meanings for snapping your fingers. You can see this video with English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.

Review Those Meanings

So, let’s take a closer look at these different meanings our teacher explained and another one we selected just for you:

Snap your fingers to refer to something that happened a long time ago: When discussing an event that took place in the distant past, snapping your fingers can be a gesture to emphasize its time frame. Typically, you snap in this situation next to the ear. It can be useful when telling a story and wanting to illustrate the significant passage of time. If I want to talk about how I made the CELPE-Bras exam a long time ago, I can use this gesture.

Snap your fingers to urge someone to hurry up: When faced with a deadline or when running late, snapping your fingers can signal to someone that they need to pick up the pace. In this case, the snap should be directed towards the person, as a prompt for them to hurry or wrap up what they’re doing.

Snap your fingers to get someone’s attention: While this gesture is commonly used with waiters, it can also be employed in other situations. When your voice alone isn’t sufficient to attract someone’s attention, or if you are unable to speak due to a cold or other reasons, you can snap your fingers to call someone in Portuguese. Typically, people raise their arms above their heads and snap their fingers to signal for attention.

So, do you guys have a similar habit in your country? That was it for snapping your fingers in Portuguese! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!

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