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.