you know you speak Portuguese badly when…

  • You’re standing in line for a Brazilian film and chatting – in “Portuguese” – with the guy behind you and he says, “You realize this movie is Brazilian [i.e., in Portuguese], right?”
  • You’re buying something in a bookstore and ask the seller to repeat one line, so she switches to Spanish and refuses to go back.  (Sorry, buddy, you blew it.  You have been downgraded.)

1 thought on “you know you speak Portuguese badly when…”

  1. I remember certain days in France when I would be speaking French to a native francophone and that person would say back to me, in English, “I’m sorry, I don’t speak English.” OUCH!

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