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Portuguese Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Portuguese Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Portuguese Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

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“He who sees the face does not see the heart.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Those who do not risk, do not benefit.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Here it is done, here it is paid.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Each monkey to its own branch.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“To a good listener, half a word is enough”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“The lie has short legs.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“One bird in the hand is more worthy than two flying birds.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“As you make your bed, so you must lie on it.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Those who play with fire will get burnt.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“A golden bit does not make the horse any better.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Faint heart never won fair lady.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Charity begins at home.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Experience is the mother of wisdom.”
– Portuguese Proverb

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“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“Hunger is the best seasoning.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“Our union makes us stronger.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“Passed waters can’t move the mills.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“Love is friendship set on fire.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“The one who kneeled, must pray.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“Necessity makes the frog jump.”
– Portuguese Quote

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“Hope is the last one to die.”
– Portuguese Quote

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Portuguese Expressions

Portuguese Expressions and Sayings

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“To throw shit on the fan.”
– Portuguese Expression – “Jogar merda no ventilador”

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“Settle for a little, to settle for less.”
– Portuguese Expression – “Se contentar com pouco”

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“You reap what you sow.”
– Portuguese Expression – “Colhe-se o que se planta”

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“To be like arse and trousers.”
– Portuguese Expression – “Como cú e calça”

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“Half rock, half brick.”
– Portuguese Expression – “Meio pedra, meio tijolo”

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Common Expressions in European Portuguese

Portugal

  • Country:          Portugal
  • Portuguese:    República Portuguesa
  • Capital:           Lisbon
  • Population:    10.5 million
  • Foundation:    868 and 1095
  • Sovereignty:   1128
  • Republic:        1910
  • EEC:                1986

Portuguese Language

Portuguese is a Western Romance language originating in the Iberian Peninsula. It is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe.

It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. As a result of colonial expansion, a cultural presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers are also found around the world.

Portuguese is part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia and the County of Portugal and has kept some Celtic phonology and lexicon.

Over 270 million people speak Portuguese and it is listed as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world. It is the third-most spoken European language in the world.

It is the most widely spoken language in South America and one of the 10 most spoken languages in Africa.

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“Love is friendship set on fire.”
– – Portuguese Proverb

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Photo Credit: Harvey Barrison from Massapequa, NY, USA / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

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