Brazil-bound for the games? You and 300,000 other futebol fans. Get in good with the locals by mastering a few crucial phrases…or just yell more authentically from the comfort of your local bar. Here’s a primer to get you started.
Copa do mundo (Kopp-ah doh moon-duh)
What time is kickoff?
Que horas o jogo começa? (Keh oh-rash oh dzoh-go koh-meh-sah?)
Could I have another beer, please?
Mais um chopp, por favor? (Maish oom shope pohr fah-vohr?)
What’s the score?
Qual o placar? (Kwahl oh plah-kahr?)
What team are you cheering for?
Pra que time você está torcendo? (Prah keh tee-meh voh-see eh-shta tohr-see-end-oh?)
Hey, ref! Where’s the penalty?
O, Juiz! Cadê o penálti? (Oh zju-eesh! Kah-deh oh pehn-ahl-tchee?)
Quem ganhou? (Kehn guhn-nyo?)
Vamos comemorar! (Vahm-oosh koh-mehm-oh-rah!)
Let’s meet at the bar.
Te encontro no bar. (Teh ehn-kohn-troh noh bahr.)
Want to really sound like a local? Brazilian futebol fans chant cheers during games. Listen hard and join in once you have it down.