Are you traveling to Rio this coming summer? Well, first, in Brazil is not actually summer and instead is winter season. Yes, but the good news is that there is a free guide that can help you, the “Gringo”, to mix with the locals. And perhaps more important than a basic grasp of Portuguese is a vague understanding of the common slang terms used by cariocas, as Rio’s residents are known.
For example, if someone bounds up to you and says “Caraca Cara, aquele bloco foi irado!” you don’t want to stand there with a blank look on your face. Luckily, help is at hand as the Rio 2016 social media team has produced a “Carioca Dictionary” to help get by without “pagar mico” – which literally means “paying monkey”, a carioca slang for making a gaffe.
So, before you board a plane to Brazil, make sure you check out the Carioca Dictionary produced by Rio 2016 organizers by visiting their Facebook official page in the following link: www.facebook.com/rio2016. Like Soul Brasil magazine tip? Follow us and like our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/soulbrasil