Posted by: brasil2007 | June 19, 2007

You know you’re Brazilian when….

Found this a while back. Feel free to add your own! Obrigada, gente! Beijos

You still wear speedos to the beach or pool

You like Guarana better than Coke.

If someone tells you to be at a certain place at 1:00 pm, you don’t show up until 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.

You know who Xuxa and Pele are.

Your entire family goes to grandma’s house on Sundays for a big family get together….even when you guys see each other everyday.

You can name at least 30 soap operas and 10000 actors/actresses.

BBQ means steak, sausage, chicken wings, pork, rice, farofa, molho and beer.

You are the loudest person in the room.

You got a Brazilian flag hanging from your car’s rearview mirror.

You travel to Brazil and instead of taking a suitcase with all your stuff, you take presents for the entire family, the dog, the neighbor, not to mention the old/used clothes that you take just in case someone needs it.

You live in Florida, New York, New Jersey, or Massachusetts (there’s exceptions of course).

You leave your house spotless when you have people coming over.

An ideal woman is a woman with small breasts and a big butt.

You understand & speak Spanish, but when you say a word in Portuguese no one understands you.

You can dance.

You take soccer too seriously.

You go to a birthday party,and you can’t leave until you take that piece of cake home.

You know what Capoeira is.

You know a lot about Samba and Pagode.

You eat rice and beans at least 7 days a week.

Your breakfast consists of milk and coffee, bread with butter,and a piece of cake.

Everyone thinks you’re everything but Brazilian.

You know who Os Trapalhoes, Turma da Monica, Zico, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Elis Regina, Ronaldinho, Jo Soares, Cazuza, Gilberto Gil, Silvio Santos, Roberto Carlos, Ayrton Senna, amd Carmem Miranda are.

You go to a bar and ask for salgadinhos with guarana.

You are so used to corruption that nothing surprises you anymore.

You know how to play dominoes and cards.

You dont care about race or color. And once you come to the US, you realize what racism means.

You have a sense of fashion.

You wear slippers..a lot!

You know how to play volleyball and handball.

You’re always taking pictures everywhere you go.

You know what it’s like to buy liquor without an ID.

You know how to party, and if the party isn’t over after 5am…its not a party!

Any holiday…being it official or not, is an excuse to stay home from work and take a week vacation.

You know what feijoada and pave are.

Your favorite drink is Caipirinha.

You dress up to go to the supermarket.

You spend a entire day at the beach.

You are too friendly.

You’re proud to be Brazilian



  1. I love that list! I guess by much of it (I don’t do handball and I don’t know the names of all the novela stars, but do know many of the novelas!), I would be considered um brasileiro. No caração, talvez, mas de nascimento, não, infelizmente. Enjoy your trip, I bet you’re going to have a great time. I first went to Brazil, on my own, for an entire summer, traveling around by bus and staying at pousadas. Fell in love with Brasil, and the generous heart of brasileiros. O Brasil é muito especial.
    Um abraço, Keith

  2. So you wear speedos, you can dance, you eat beans everyday, you love soccer, and you are a loud person!
    Awesome! By reading that list….Im definitely not ‘brazilian’!

  3. BAHAH yea im 100% brazilian born & raised =]

  4. Very nice list. Here are a few more things I would add:
    – You know that Santos Dummont is the father of Aviation and you have no idea who the Wright brothers are.
    – You consider the days that Brazil plays in the World Cup holidays.
    – You dress up for every little occasion.
    – You believe there are only 5 continents – not 7.

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