In this video, you’ll learn three very common expressions with the word bola.
Brazil is famous for its ‘futebol’, so it’s no surprise that there are quite a few expressions with the word bola in Brazilian Portuguese.
1. show de bola
Lit. ‘show of ball’. Used to describe something that is very good, great, of excellent quality.
– Esse carro é um show de bola!
– This car is excellent!
2. pisar na bola
Lit. ‘to step on the ball’. To make a mistake; to mess up; to drop the ball
– Desculpa, pisei na bola.
– Sorry, I’ve messed up.
3. dar bola
Lit. ‘to give ball’. To flirt; to take notice of someone; to check someone out.
– Aquele cara tá dando bola pra você.
– That guy is flirting with you.
Depending on the context, this expression can also mean ‘to pay attention to someone/something’
– Eu não dou bola pras pessoas mal-educadas.
– I don’t pay attention to rude people.
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