world cup phrases

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.

World Cup
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?)

Kick it! 
Chuta! (Shoo-tah!)

Gol! (Gohl!)

Hey, ref! Where’s the penalty? 
O, Juiz! Cadê o penálti? (Oh zju-eesh! Kah-deh oh pehn-ahl-tchee?)

Who won? 
Quem ganhou? (Kehn guhn-nyo?)

We won! 
Ganhamos! (Guhn-nyamos!)

Let’s celebrate! 
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.