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!
About half an hour later he pulled his now-ex girlfriend over to one side and asked what was going on.
”We’re not married” he half-jokingly quipped, but with an air of forcefulness that left her in little doubt as to how serious he was being. ”“Here in Brazil people sometimes say they are married when they live together, you don’t need to have a wedding to be married!
” The Brazilians I’ve talked to have since confirmed this.
Couples who live together for a certain period of time often enter into a common law, so it’s not unusual for them to introduce themselves as married couples despite the fact they might not really be married.
‘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!