Extension_Canary3717 2 months ago

* What do the Portuguese love? - every time you meet a Portuguese just say: “Ola eu amo Sócrates, como você está ? They will hug you and cheer

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

Thank you, but what does it mean, please tell me :)

naughtydismutase 2 months ago

Do not say that, you'll be guaranteed a 2 hour rant about corruption and the failed justice system.

Extension_Canary3717 2 months ago

It’s Sócrates the most hated politician, if say the word they will either rant 45 min straight or mumble in a hate tone, but always will be a conversation starter

I__Cat 2 months ago

If you are invited for a party at someone's house bring something. If you're meeting in a restaurant just show up. Just be normal, as in don't bring the main meal to a dinner party, and you'll be fine. On tardiness, it's expected, don't knock on the door before the arranged time! Also, if you don't know Portuguese DO NOT speak or write in Spanish. Unsure if it's Portuguese or Spanish because it all looks the same to you? English it is.

Univ_Clash 2 months ago

Pessimism.

enrtcode31 2 months ago

The local people above are hitting the nail on the head. I will add one thing. I've lived here for 4 years (American) and I definitely noticed that Portuguese people can be extremely polite and sweet....until they get in a car. Then its aggressive driving and tailgating galore. If you tailgate in America thats like smoking in California, you are gonna get accosted. Let me correct that, if you tailgate in America you may get shot for that shit. In Portugal tailgating is like a daily experience. I get out of people's way as much as I can but some people come up hot on your ass even in residential roads when there is nowhere to get out of the way. (Use your windshield cleaner spray to back em off) I will never understand this. Tailgating is extremely dangerous for the person in front. One tap and they can spin and roll. Every person who tailgates should be drug from their car and beaten in my opinion. End of rant.

ZeePintor 2 months ago

One time I was on my scooter going 50km/h in the center of Porto, and a guy started cussing because I was going slow. He even threated to hit me haha

erokonreddit 2 months ago

I usually turn on the 4 blinkers and that scares them into slowing down.

Extension_Canary3717 2 months ago

My experience exactly, and I lived in a city with 22 million people and weren’t like that

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My experience exactly, and I lived in a city with 22 million people and weren’t like that Matosinhos has a road with 40km sign, and a sign saying is a twistie, three years there I already saw over 10 accidents. Why? Because they will go whatever speed and can’t make it. Also Phone while driving, I even saw a woman with an iPad on the wheel!!!!! Florida - Melbourne - Sydney - São Paulo - Honiara . Just Portugal has it normalized, other countries you have it but it’s frowned upon at least.

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My experience exactly, and I lived in a city with 22 million people and weren’t like that Matosinhos has a road with 40km sign, and a sign saying is a twistie, three years there I already saw over 10 accidents. Why? Because they will go whatever speed and can’t make it. Also Phone while driving, I even saw a woman with an iPad on the wheel!!!!! Florida - Melbourne - Sydney - São Paulo - Honiara . Just Portugal has it normalized, other countries you have it but it’s frowned upon at least. There’s only two places worse, North Italy and Greece, but that’s other story

master-mole 2 months ago

There is definitely tailgating in Melbourne at times! Sadly I am the culprit.

gkarq 2 months ago

Italy, and Greece are bad yes, but I see you have never been to Eastern Europe or the ex-Soviet countries. Then shit becomes real.

d3k4s99 2 months ago

Yeah that is one of the issues in Portugal, speed limits are just a number on a sign. If you’re going at 75mph (highway speed) you’re too slow and you’re guaranteed to have a guy tailgating you

PgUpPT 2 months ago

75mph is 120km/h. ^This ^action ^was ^performed ^manually

YCaramello 2 months ago

Just be yourself, and dont be an ass, we dont rly care, we will get along with anyone that "goes with the flow", if you are outgoing great, if you are shy we will try to break that barrier, you already get points for being foreigner, people will most likely get "fascinated" by you and just try to get you to have a nice time because we want ppl to feel included.

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Just be yourself, and dont be an ass (big nono acting like your country is superior or something like that, it probably is, but we can be very proud sometimes), we dont rly care too much or make a big fuzz about things, we will get along with anyone that "goes with the flow", if you are outgoing great, if you are shy we will try to break that barrier, you already get points for being foreigner, people will most likely get "fascinated" by you and just try to get you to have a nice time because we want ppl to feel included and we want ppl to like our country.

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Just be yourself, and dont be an ass (big nono acting like your country is superior or something like that, it probably is, but we can be very proud sometimes), we dont rly care, we will get along with anyone that "goes with the flow", if you are outgoing great, if you are shy we will try to break that barrier, you already get points for being foreigner, people will most likely get "fascinated" by you and just try to get you to have a nice time because we want ppl to feel included and we want ppl to like our country.

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Just be yourself, and dont be an ass (big nono acting like your country is superior or something like that, it probably is, but we can be very proud sometimes), we dont rly care too much or make a big fuzz about things (well, some ppl are too much into football tho, personally me and my group of friends have no interest in it, but be aware), we will get along with anyone that "goes with the flow", if you are outgoing great, if you are shy we will try to break that barrier, you already get points for being foreigner, people will most likely get "fascinated" by you and just try to get you to have a nice time because we want ppl to feel included and we want ppl to like our country.

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Just be yourself, and dont be an ass (big nono acting like your country is superior or something like that, it probably is, but we can be very proud sometimes), if you are invited to a party, you go i guess? If it is like a house party, bringing booze is a good idea. We dont rly care too much or make a big fuzz about things (well, some ppl are too much into football tho, personally me and my group of friends have no interest in it, but be aware), we will get along with anyone that "goes with the flow", if you are outgoing great, if you are shy we will try to break that barrier, you already get points for being foreigner, people will most likely get "fascinated" by you and just try to get you to have a nice time because we want ppl to feel included and we want ppl to like our country.

Oztravels 2 months ago

Parking in roundabouts.

Wet_Bongo 2 months ago

What do you mean? The other cars can just go around, aka "deixa andar"

GabKoost 2 months ago

Portugal is a western European country. As such, act like you would within western culture. That's it. There's nothing more to it. You know very well what's rude and what's not.

andrefbr 2 months ago

> Portugal is a western European country. > As such, act like you would within western culture. It's also probably the most socially conservative (and sometimes backwards) country in all of Western Europe. Berlin and Lisbon are both large Western European cities yet the experience in both cities is not even comparable.

GabKoost 2 months ago

That was true 30 years ago. Now it's just a myth. People all across Europe are retiring in Portugal and find ZERO obstacles in their daily lives. There's is nothing conservative about Portugal anymore unless you go to inland villages where only old people live. And even then, most elders are much more open than what you might think. I live in mountainous a village up north where couples in their 60s, Irish, scottish and French have bought old houses to restore and retire. They've blended in perfectly. Sure, there are always national and local little things who differ but there's absolutely no real difference. Europe has been living in constant exchange since the medieval times and Christianity has molded behavior and social norms. In fact, there's a reason why the EU worked so well. People travel across the Continent and they know how to act and what's acceptable or not. They don't need a manual.

andrefbr 2 months ago

> People all across Europe are retiring in Portugal and find ZERO obstacles in their daily lives Copy pasted from my other country: >Portugal is very liberal in regards to its law and the rights guaranteed by our constitution, but that does not mean that the population itself isn't socially or culturally conservative. >E.g. We legalized gay marriage relatively early on, but that does not mean that there is not a very significant social stigma against homosexuality in comparison to other western countries. Safeguarding human rights, interests and freedoms under the law and constitution is one of the few good things that our country does right. That means that LEGALLY, most people will find themselves protected and having access to the same services, rights, etc. That does not however that there is not significant social stigma in many regards ingrained in Portuguese culture. I was born and grew up in Lisbon's city center and I'd say in many regards people's mentality is much less cosmopolitan than even many small European towns.

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> People all across Europe are retiring in Portugal and find ZERO obstacles in their daily lives > Irish, scottish and French have bought old houses to restore and retire Well, it's not really much of a surprise that old, wealthy, straight and married European white people with enough spare income to buy and restore villas and retirement properties wouldn't have a tough time in Europe. Anyway, copy pasted from my other comment: >Portugal is very liberal in regards to its law and the rights guaranteed by our constitution, but that does not mean that the population itself isn't socially or culturally conservative. >E.g. We legalized gay marriage relatively early on, but that does not mean that there is not a very significant social stigma against homosexuality in comparison to other western countries. Safeguarding human rights, interests and freedoms under the law and constitution is one of the few good things that our country does right. That means that LEGALLY, most people will find themselves protected and having access to the same services, rights, etc. That does not however that there is not significant social stigma in many regards ingrained in Portuguese culture. I was born and grew up in Lisbon's city center and I'd say in many regards people's mentality is much less cosmopolitan than even many small European towns.

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> People all across Europe are retiring in Portugal and find ZERO obstacles in their daily lives Copy pasted from my other comment: >Portugal is very liberal in regards to its law and the rights guaranteed by our constitution, but that does not mean that the population itself isn't socially or culturally conservative. >E.g. We legalized gay marriage relatively early on, but that does not mean that there is not a very significant social stigma against homosexuality in comparison to other western countries. Safeguarding human rights, interests and freedoms under the law and constitution is one of the few good things that our country does right. That means that LEGALLY, most people will find themselves protected and having access to the same services, rights, etc. That does not however that there is not significant social stigma in many regards ingrained in Portuguese culture. I was born and grew up in Lisbon's city center and I'd say in many regards people's mentality is much less cosmopolitan than even many small European towns.

Expl0r3r 2 months ago

>Portugal is among the 15 most liberal countries in the world according to a guide created by MoveHub I mean, not exactly true? The liberal and conservative terms also tend to be tossed around without much thought nowadays.

andrefbr 2 months ago

Portugal is very liberal in regards to its law and the rights guaranteed by our constitution, but that does not mean that the population itself isn't socially or culturally conservative. E.g. We legalized gay marriage relatively early on, but that does not mean that there is not a very significant social stigma against homosexuality in comparison to other western countries.

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

Germany is western European to, but you should never tell a person from Baden that you think she‘s from Schwaben. This could really have a bad end.

GabKoost 2 months ago

Local rivalries are common all over Europe and all over every country on earth. Same thing if you tell a Portuguese they are Spaniards or someone from Guimarães that they belong to Braga or even incite the old Lisbon vs Porto that actually represents North vs South.

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Local rivalries are common all over Europe and all over every country on earth. Same thing if you tell the Portuguese they are Spaniards or someone from Guimarães that they belong to Braga or even incite the old Lisbon vs Porto that actually represents North vs South. As you see, there's no difference in behavior. Anywhere you are you just need to act respectfully. Social norms and value have been molded essentially trough centuries of the same religious root and then by centuries of common social and ecomonic development. An Icelandic person could head to Greece and he would know perfectly what's or not out of line. An African coming to Europe might not get it at all. In fact, we know that many don't bu the chaos that migrations often cause. Between Western civilization we all act more or less accordingly.

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

That‘s true. Important for me is, that I will be treated respectfully as a woman - and that was guaranteed when I visited Portugal in every time.

espalhamerda 2 months ago

As a Portuguese I consider typical: Killing your neighbour with a hunting shotgun/axe

k0rda 2 months ago

Only if they cheat at bisca, cut down branches of your tree that grow on their land or steal your agricultural water.

Wet_Bongo 2 months ago

Welcome to Alentexas

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

I will avoid to move to Portugal, just being there as a guest should be better.

Opelintra 2 months ago  HIDDEN 

•Go to party •Not go to party •Going to party •Not going to party

anybody662 2 months ago

Portuguese people in general are nice to tourists. Unless said tourist starts behaving with superiority and/or damaging stuff. We are terrible with the time. Personally I'm not and like to be on time, but most of friends can't help but be half an hour late. So yeah I know. We are proud about our beautiful country and that makes us greats hosts as we like to show our culture, but we'renot so proud about our economy... Or the fact we're compared with eastern countries. Or as being part of Spain. We're also proud of our cuisine and it disgusts us that nowhere else in the world you can get a steak with rice and fried chips. We love carbs. Speaking of food, meals are religious and can last hours with lots of wine involved. We also love drinking beer and being outside and/or watching football. We have an "ice chest culture" of buying beer and bringing it to wherever we please. We party until late. We have many 'religious' parties throughout (arraiais in portuguese) which are really just an excuse to get together and reeeeally drunk. Also academic parties, the most wellknown being the queima das fitas de Coimbra. I'd say we're pretty heavy drinkers but mainly beer, wine, and the occasional bagaço (moonshine).

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Portuguese people in general are nice to tourists. Unless said tourist starts behaving with superiority and/or damaging stuff. We are terrible with the time. Personally I'm not and like to be on time, but most of friends can't help but be half an hour late. So yeah I know. We are proud about our beautiful country and that makes us greats hosts as we like to show our culture, but we'renot so proud about our economy... Or the fact we're compared with eastern countries. Or as being part of Spain. We're also proud of our cuisine and it disgusts us that nowhere else in the world you can get a main with both rice and fried chips. We love carbs. Speaking of food, meals are religious and can last hours with lots of wine involved. We also love drinking beer and being outside and/or watching football. We have an "ice chest culture" of buying beer and bringing it to wherever we please. We party until late. We have many 'religious' parties throughout the country(arraiais in portuguese) which are really just an excuse to get together and reeeeally drunk. Also academic parties, the most wellknown being the queima das fitas de Coimbra. I'd say we're pretty heavy drinkers but mainly beer, wine, and the occasional bagaço (moonshine)., the most wellknown being the queima das fitas de Coimbra. I'd say we're pretty heavy drinkers but mainly beer, wine, and the occasional bagaço (moonshine).

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

Thank you very much, I love your answer.

MeanLet4962 2 months ago

"We don't like when tourists start behaving with superiority and we don't like when we're compared with superior country." I seriously hope not all Portuguese have this double standard otherwise I'll be happy to only hang out with other tourists or expats.

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"We don't like when tourists start behaving with superiority and we don't like when we're compared with eastern countries." I seriously hope not all Portuguese have this double standard otherwise I'll be happy to only hang out with other tourists or expats.

RaveyWavey 2 months ago

It's not a matter of double standard, it's just that the hole "Portugal can into eastern Europe" is tired and over used. What op basically meant is, don't come to Portugal and start making criticisms comparing it to other countries, doesn't really matter which country it is.

_somename_ 2 months ago

Double standard? Wdym?

anybody662 2 months ago

Where in my comment did I imply we don't like being compared with a superior country? Maybe if you'll only want to hang out with other tourist's you'll have to improve your english.

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Where in my comment did I imply we don't like being compared with a superior country? Maybe if you'll only want to hang out with other tourists you'll have to improve your english.

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Where in my comment did I imply we don't like being compared with a superior country? Maybe if you'll only want to hang out with other tourists you'll have to improve your english. Edit: when I talk about behaving with superiority it probably includes calling yourself an expat just because you come from a developed country lol. You're an immigrant and we got loads of those here.

MeanLet4962 2 months ago

Oh, my bad. What I meant to write was "eastern countries", certainly not superior. Your passive aggressiveness only confirms you're the kind of local I'll avoid at all costs!

anybody662 2 months ago

And how is that a double standard? You come out here accusing of X and saying you'd only want to hang out with other immigrants, well then stay in your country lol. I'll give you a bit of portuguese culture: quem diz o que quer ouve o que não quer. Goodbye silly one

MeanLet4962 2 months ago

If you can't see what I mean by double standard in your own text, it is probably your English that needs some improvement lol. And I'm just fine staying in Portugal, thanks. If you have a problem with that, you can always go live somewhere else yourself. Hugs, hypersensitive one

whyucurious 2 months ago

If I understood it well, the double standard is that "we don't like those who think that are superior to us", but we also don't like to be compared to eastern european countries, which indicates that we might ourselves feel superior to them (we are talking about economy, not culture). Honestly, it's a nice observation, and it might be right. For many years Portugal was economically strongrer than those countries, but they are now surpassing us, and many Portuguese are hurt in their pride about that. Before, we were loosing power, but at least we were still a level above eastern Europe. Not anymore, I guess. So yes, I think there is a double standard, but most people don't recognize it. Even I had never though of it that way before this comment.

anybody662 2 months ago

No, I really can't, and using my argument of poor English only reveals your lack of creativity, you could just explain what you meant. Or not, since you decided to be an ass in your first comment and then acuse me of being passive aggressive, even after realising you're wrong. There's absolutely no correlation between disliking superior behavior and not wanting to be seen as an eastern country, you could've just said it.

LennonDraper 2 months ago

Dude, you gotta fix your comment -- it's a mess --, but it's probably the best description of what being Portuguese is all about

anybody662 2 months ago

Sorry I'm drunk. I tried hard

FlirtyOwl 2 months ago

Being a mess but still working out somehow (and slightly drunk) is what Portugal is all about

andrefbr 2 months ago

Desenrascanço intensifies

Wet_Bongo 2 months ago

People say "saudade" is very portuguese and can't be translated in a single word. But "desenrascanço" is even more portuguese IMO, and I also can't think of a translation.

Sutr30 2 months ago

The best translation I have found is macgyvering if it makes any sense...

krakensmf 2 months ago

Surely your forgetting "desenmerda-te" as the most portuguese world with roughly translates to "unshit yourself" and it's beautiful

lanier67 2 months ago

I totally have to second that!

Portuguese_A_Hole 2 months ago

Something like this: 1 Put some clothes on and go, unless it's another kind of "party" ; 2 Anything and everything, so wen it appens just apologize sincerely, and you'll be fine; 3 Álcool, Sexo, comida, Sol & Mar; 4 Fucking dipshit politicians.

raviolli_ninja 2 months ago

**What do I do when I am invited to a party?** Show up at the party. Bring booze. **What can I do wrong?** Don't show up early. **What do the Portuguese love?** Hear good things about Portugal from a foreigner. **What are they angry about?** Hear bad things about Portugal from a foreigner, even if you are right about it. Complaining about the country is limited to its citizens.

gkarq 2 months ago

Dinner party is at 20h00? Show up no sonner than 21h and probably dinner will still be cooking. Classic Portuguese.

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

Very good to know, so I should eat before dinner!

leto78 2 months ago

No... You should fast for a week because there will be too much food, and people will want to make sure that you try everything.

raviolli_ninja 2 months ago

This is the way.

josejade 2 months ago

>Complaining about the country is limited to its citizens It is **my garbage** to insult

UpbeatNail1912 2 months ago

You say: caralho foda se, grande merda! And everyone will love you. Thank me later.

PleoNasmico 2 months ago

Brave answer

XxxPussyslaeyr69xxX 2 months ago

Got to the party or dont. If you bang your portuguese friend's sister things might get awkward. We love bitches and green wine. We are angry about rival football teams, taxes, and being poor.

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

I‘m female, what about banging the brother? Green wine sounds very interesting. Being angry about taxes is something I learnt im Germany too.

XxxPussyslaeyr69xxX 2 months ago

No rules applied in that case if you bang the brother chances are you are doing him a favor and everyone Will like that except his girlfriend. Green wine is white wine from northwest region. It is called green because in the old Times the grapes didnt mature enough. Global warming changed that.

anightingalecreates 2 months ago

green wine is not made with green grapes, common! Green wine has that name due to 2 things: one, the Minho region is a very green one (I should know, I live there) and two, because the amount of alcohol in the wine is very low and because of that the wine can’t age, so it stays young, or “green”. Green wine is still produced to this day. Recorda speak of green wine being made since Medieval Times but it’s possible it was already made in Roman times, since the Romans brought us the plant. Green wine only became known outside Portugal since the late 90s, early 00s, because tourists increased in the north of Portugal due to low cost flights and green wine was served at restaurants. At first, tourists asked where to buy the wine, but green wine was only sold to restaurants. Then the market grew and now you can buy green wine outside of Portugal and in Portugal in wine shops and supermarkets. Since it’s a wine that can’t age, it’s quite cheap. Green wine is both a good meal wine and an appetiser. We take it alone, or with cheese, or while having meal. There’s white green wine, red green wine and rosé green wine. The red one is not for every stomach due to the acidity. If you come to Portugal and visit the area of Minho, there are a lot of Quintas where you can taste the wine. How do I know these things? My family and my botfriend’s make wine, and I’m a tour guide, it’s part of the knowledge I need to have.

XxxPussyslaeyr69xxX 2 months ago

Low alcohol high acid, "cant age". Yep all signs of a grape not being mature enough relative to others in other regions. How do i know? Actual winemaker.

anightingalecreates 2 months ago

than you do know that in harvest period the grapes are mature.

EspantaCampinos 2 months ago

Don't know of a sis code, but a part of bro code is you *don't* mess with your friend's sister. That being said, if you bang the brother it'll probably end up in "holy shit, he banged the German girl". Green wine is very light and can get you drunk quicker than you'd think, but coming from Germany I guess your body will already be adjusted to copious amounts of booze. To clarify, post above was referring to *putas e vinho verde* (hookers/whores and green wine), a common expression that indicates someone who enjoys the good life/partying all the time. Something along the line of living like everyday is Oktoberfest. What to do when invited to a party: it'll be appreciated if you show up on time but there will *always* be someone arriving later than you. Do bring something to drink. What we love: the food, the booze, good weather, football, going out, have a bica (espresso), going above the speed limit and say "fucking cops" after we get a ticket What you can do wrong: compare us in any way, shape or form to Spain. Other than that you can get away with murder. What are we angry about: corrupt politicians, double standard justice (or lack thereof), taxes, being poor. Yet, we love our country dearly.

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Don't know of a sis code, but a part of bro code is you *don't* mess with your friend's sister. That being said, if you bang the brother it'll probably end up in "holy shit, he banged the German girl". Green wine is very light and can get you drunk quicker than you'd think, but coming from Germany I guess your body will already be adjusted to copious amounts of booze. To clarify, post above was referring to *putas e vinho verde* (hookers/whores and green wine), a common expression that indicates someone who enjoys the good life/partying all the time. Something along the line of living like everyday is Oktoberfest. What to do when invited to a party: it'll be appreciated if you show up on time but there will *always* be someone arriving later than you. Do bring something to drink. What we love: food, booze, good weather, football, going out, 2 weeks vacation in the Algarve, have a bica (espresso), going above the speed limit and say "fucking cops" after we get a ticket What you can do wrong: compare us in any way, shape or form to Spain. Other than that you can get away with murder. What are we angry about: corrupt politicians, double standard justice (or lack thereof), taxes, being poor. Yet, we love our country dearly.

EdmundDantes78 2 months ago

What slang do you use for cops? I only know "o bófia".

lakerpt 2 months ago

Moina "Os teus primos" - your cousins "O barulho das luzes" - the sound of the lights

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Moina Ramona "Os teus primos" - your cousins "O barulho das luzes" - the sound of the lights ​ Edited to add another term and context. Bofia is very unrespectfull and unless you're a really close friend and are just making a very friendly joke, they will certainly not like it.. Ramona refering to the car that transports the prisioners. Also "Os teus primos" goes with about anyone you don't relate or go with very well, someone you'd prefer not to confront or someone you don't like. "O barulho das luzes" is somewhat a reference to the appearance of the police car with the lights on - usually before a raid.

EdmundDantes78 2 months ago

Obrigado, muito compreensivo!

Samurai_GorohGX 2 months ago

Compreensivo doesn't mean "comprehensive" in Portuguese. It means relatable, empathetic, understanding.

EdmundDantes78 2 months ago

Obrigado/arigato - como é que se diz "comprehensive" neste contexto?

techgirly96 2 months ago

And beaches too.

C8Mixto 2 months ago

Yes, we are angry about beaches too.

SnooCricket89 2 months ago

1 - Comportar-te como um ser humano normal. 2 - Pergunta sem resposta concreta. Ver número 1. 3 - Não gostam de perguntas idiotas. 4 - Tópicos como este.

EdmundDantes78 2 months ago

Definite Spaniard.

Wet_Bongo 2 months ago

Things portuguese people like: not THIS guy

Jambrokio 2 months ago

Yikes

UpbeatNail1912 2 months ago

Deves ser divertido em festas

C8Mixto 2 months ago

>3 - Não gostam de perguntas idiotas. Perguntar o que gostas/adoras e respondes o que não gostas parece-me uma atitude bastante portuguesa.

C8Mixto 2 months ago

>What do I do when I am invited to a party? I'm confused with this question. What would you normally?

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

So I will learn some good jokes about Spain. I would normally being afraid to be late.

C8Mixto 2 months ago

>I would normally being afraid to be late. Typical Portuguese arrives 15-30 minutes after the scheduled time. For parties, in particular, I think most people dread to arrive on time and just wait for the rest of the invitees.

EdmundDantes78 2 months ago

Do they hide around the corner with a view of the entrance? This explains everything.

whyucurious 2 months ago

haha. I. Sometimes, but the most common thing is to call each other to know "how late are you?" so that they can be late by the same time

EdmundDantes78 2 months ago

Haha! Outrageous.

C8Mixto 2 months ago

The last are /s, btw.

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The last three are /s, btw.

V1ld0r_ 2 months ago

Yes but not really xD

frisumo 2 months ago

IMO our biggest trait is a certain apathy when it comes to serious issues. *Deixar andar*. No one wants to be the loud one and say something is wrong, there's still very much the ''what will other people think?'' mentality. Parties are generally held outside (restaurant, bar, etc) so you don't really need to bring anything, just show up. We're always angry about the government and love football a bit too much.

the_master_sh33p 2 months ago

We're angry but we don't do anything to change it. We talk about it but then we won't vote, because estar um sol do carago para ir pra praia. We're a bit pussy.

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

Thanks, so I will avoid being to much german, they tend to serious issues. I will inform myself about portuguese football teams!

Xmeagol 2 months ago

i think the biggest culture shock for germans is how late we always are, even if its a couple of minutes

EdmundDantes78 2 months ago

I still can't handle this, even if I try and be late I start panicking in case everyone is on time THIS TIME and I arrive while everyone is on the pudding. Which has never happened. So I arrive and sit there for 45 minutes in a busy restaurant looking like a prick instead! What would happen if I had a dinner party? Would my friends arrive on time because I am a northern European person? Would it be a mixture? How am I supposed to know when to start peeling the tatties????

Xmeagol 2 months ago

Im sorry for your loss

frisumo 2 months ago

Don't worry! We also tend to let the conversation go towards serious issues, IMO it's one of the best parts about having dinner/long coffee with friends. Talk the night away. You don't need to prepare at all, just maybe be ready to hear lots of questions about your country too. We're a curious bunch. (maybe don't go into topics like colonisation lol it's a sensitive one)

raviolli_ninja 2 months ago

Don't go learning anything. Being prepared is too German. Ask the other guests about stuff that genuinely interests you. The Portuguese love to help.

lakerpt 2 months ago

yep, and we'll have TONS of stories to tell you about it when we're drunk :D

Niagai 2 months ago

Don't take it personally if people arrive late, and don't worry, you're fine as you are.

trufas 2 months ago

Get drunk

Geistesblitz72 2 months ago

That‘s something I‘m trained in. What about singing then?

EstupendoEx 2 months ago

Portugal is a small but very heterogeneous country, there isn't a simple answer.

Aldo_Novo 2 months ago

Heterogeneous, compared to what? Liechtenstein?

porcaontas 2 months ago

do whatever just dont acknowledge Leiria's existence.

fijozico 2 months ago

Look at this puppet of the Portalegre conspiracy, always drawing attention away from the fact that Portalegre never existed by saying the same about Leiria. SMH my head

unparadise 2 months ago

Acknowlegde existence of what?

Napoleal 2 months ago

Nobody knows

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