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15 Beautiful Words That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Brazilian Portuguese Language

Picture of Sarah Brown
Updated: 1 May 2017

Brazilian Portuguese is known for its sing-song melody as speakers seamlessly lift and drop words in a soft rhythm. Accents vary across the country, yet these differences add to its charm. If you weren’t in love already, here are 15 words that sound beautiful in Brazilian Portuguese (and here are some delightful expressions).

Gente

Pronounce it like this: Jen-chee

Gente - People |© Sarah Brown/Culture Trip

Gente – People |© Sarah Brown/Culture Trip

Apaixonar

Pronounce it like this: apa-shone-ah

Apaixonar - To fall in love |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Apaixonar – To fall in love |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Tranquilo

Pronounce it like this: tran-quee-low

Tranquilo - calm |© Culture Trip/Sarah

Tranquilo – calm |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Morcego

Pronounce it like this: more-sar-go

Morcego - Bat |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Morcego – Bat |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Maracuja

Pronounce it like this: ma-ra-coo-ja

Maracuja - Passion fruit |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Maracuja – Passionfruit |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Lindissima

Pronounce it like this: lynn-gee-see-ma

Lindissima - Very beautiful |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Lindissima – Very beautiful |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Pipoca

Pronounce it like this: pee-poh-ka

Pipoca - popcorn |© Sarah Brown/Culture Trip

Pipoca – popcorn |© Sarah Brown/Culture Trip

Peixe

Pronounce it like this: pay-she

Peixe - Fish |© Culture Trip/Sarah

Peixe – Fish |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Relaxa

Pronounce it like this: he-lash-ah

Relaxa - Relax |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Relaxa – Relax |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Beija-flor

Pronounce it like this: bay-ja-floor

Beija-flor - Humming bird |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Beija-flor – Hummingbird |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Abacaxi

Pronounce it like this: a-back-ah-she

Abacaxi - Pineapple |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Abacaxi – Pineapple |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Amor

Pronounce it like this: a-more

Amor - Love |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Amor – Love |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Piquenique

Pronounce it like this: picky-nicky

Piquenique - Picnic |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Piquenique – Picnic |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Beijinhos

Pronounce it like this: bay-jin-yos

Beijinhos - Little kisses |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Beijinhos – Little kisses |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Saudades

Pronounce it like this: s-oh-da-jees

Saudades - Really miss someone or something |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown

Saudades – Really miss someone or something |© Culture Trip/Sarah Brown