Learn Brazilian

12 Sep


By Diego


Lit. type, kind, sort.

  • Kind of, sort of, like.

O show foi tipo, legal, sabe.

The show was kind of, cool, you know.

This little world tipo – pronunced like ‘cheapu’ – is used when you cannot think of a good word to use, or what to say next. It can be very useful, but is sometimes overused, especially by young people.
You can also use the word assim meaning ‘like’ in the same way or even both words together, just like in English – tipo assim – meaning ‘sort of like’.
Ela ficou tipo assim, calada a noite toda.
She just stayed sort of like, quiet all night.

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