I saw this post about How to piss off a Brazilian and, I don’t agree on all points. So, i have decided to make my own cute and brilliant list! Of course, it is my opinion, things that I see around and you don’t need to agree with me.
As a Brazilian I must say that I barely get offended or pissed, I always try to answer with a smile in my face. But not all Brazilian people are like I’m hehe
- How come you don’t like football, you are Brazilian!
I do like football, I love, actually. But not all Brazilians. And believe me, it is quite normal.
- So, do you dance samba?
To be a black Brazilian girl many times means that I know how to dance samba. What makes me really pissed, since a lot of people just come to me and even before ask my name, they ask me to dance for them. D A N C E for them. They probably picture me using all the carnival costumes and smiling while I dance.
- All the girls are slutty.
Definitely one of the worse things ever. I have been travelling a lot alone and as soon as you introduce yourself as Brazilian, men start to talk bullshit. Its about respect. If you are not sure that the girl you are talking is a prostitute, don’t offer money or invite her for a “party”.
- Brazil its a wild country. You have monkeys all around the streets.
No, we don’t. You will not see monkeys, lions, giraffes around. If you want to live the wild way of life, go
to Kenya Amazon.
- But, you are white!
I’m not white, but someone asked it to a friend. Yes, we have white people in Brazil. And a couple of blue too. We are multicultural, so, you are gonna meet a lot of different people around there!
- Suggest Argentina is better.
Not for us. We are better than Argentina in many aspects. Even Pelé is better than Maradona. I prefer to do not talk about Messi.
- How come do you speak English?
My friend, we have schools in Brazil. And we can learn other languages as well, even Chinese. Surprised? We have a nice and cute accent, please don’t mock us!
- Brazil is not just favelas. Or just Rio de Janeiro.
Usually, people think that there are favelas all around Brazil. People think that we have favelas in every corner just like they are surprised when I say that I’m not from Rio. Hey, we have 26 states, try to visit a different place than Rio! I can give you a list if you want!
- Brazilian people are not punctual.
I’m sorry, but I’m extremely punctual. Always. I hate to be late. And I get extremely mad when someone tells me “Wow, you are on time!”. For almost all Brazilians, to be late like 10-20 for a meeting or a date is okay. So, if you are going to Brazil, be ready.
- Do you like that song “Ai se eu te pego”?
Oh mai, we have such nice singers/songs, but we export the worse. Again, opinion is something really particular and I respect that. Sometimes try to introduce some good/quality music to my friends and a couple got surprised. I know I’m not the best, since I love the 80’s. But I know what is good and definitely is not Michel Teló.
I will keep this post update since I’m pretty sure that I will think out more stuff!
To illustrate, I must use this happy picture of me, in Helsinki, eating a delicious Brazilian meal and drinking guaraná!