I cant keep talking here about Egypt without talking about my Brazilian friends.. I met people from Russia til Argentina (in order to the left) but without any doubts the brazilians marked a difference in my life.
I owe them so much, i learned a lot of things..
My very best English, to start. I spoke English my whole life, but it was from them where i actually learned THE CORRECT ENGLISH!.
Words and expressions, i learned the whole package.
What i thought it was mushroom, its actually called CHAMPION; we also have POPULAR PEOPLE which i knew before as poor people or low class; i learned how to pronounce pyramids, its “pairamids”, we also have RECALCKED which i cant translate yet into any language. Its also important you know that if you add “tion” to any portuguese word, it will automatically become an english word; and last but not least, the “E, I and Y” issue. All the English words have an invisible e, i or y , it can be in the middle or most commonly at the end, here some examples.
And some of ’em CH instead of T
And my favorite one, which gathers both of the cases,
Ice Tea: “Icey Che”
Besides that, i extended my portuguese vocabulary with very important expressions like “VEM PRO PAPAI”, “VAI SE FODER”; words like “VADIA, SAFADA, PIRANHA” and all the nice synonyms, ” PORRA”, “CARALHO” and all the family of this words..
I also learned that Brazil É FODA and Portugal sucks!
I learned that family is not necessarily by blood (not funnyyyy!!)
And best part!!.. I learned how to be a brazilian and became one, but not ANY brazilian, Carioca/Gaucha/Paulista, taking the best of each and applying it.
I drank Chimarrao every night and beers every weekend, i added bad words to every portuguese sentence and sang funk in the shower, and i have to accept, sometimes my RR failed (ok, not the best of aaaaall of ’em)
Since i arrived here i’ve been wondering why i liked Egypt better that Brazil, and now i finally have the answer.. It’s not egyptians or crappy houses, either camels or Korneish…. IT WAS YOU GUYS! The best part of Brazil was with me, becoming the best part of my life.
So, for the English and Portuguese lessons, cultural knowledge and just being there with me, THANK YOU!