‘Let’s meet again’ in Brazil isn’t always an indication that someone wants to see you again; as it can also mean ‘I’m going to sound polite as I’m leaving a party, goodbye!
Five minutes turned into ten, and ten quickly rolled into fifteen.The whole time I was sat staring intently at this door expecting my date to be just seconds away from walking through it!“I’m just arriving” is another example of a Brazilian saying one thing but really meaning another.Since the World Cup kicked off here a few weeks ago, six hundred thousand foreign tourists have descended onto Brazil to watch the matches and to enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere that has been sweeping through the country.Interestingly, passion for these games also seems to have rubbed off on those looking for love, as dating apps like Tinder and Grindr have skyrocketed in popularity.
My friend was at a party not long after arriving in Brazil, where she found herself talking to a handsome Brazilian guy.
Their fifteen minute chat was interrupted when he told her he was about to leave with friends.
However before he left, he uttered the most beautiful sentence she’d ever heard in her life: “Let’s hang out again sometime!
”It was only after he’d gone that she realised they hadn’t swapped details.
She was kicking herself; and she suspected he must have been feeling the same too.
After all, he’d seemed so engrossed in her drunken stories about her time in Brazil that he MUST simply have forgotten to get her number, right? You see, what Brazilians say and what they mean are not always the same thing!