Monday, February 27, 2012
Words to Remember: Montanha-russa
Port: montanha-russa - substantivo, singular, feminino
Eng: roller coaster - noun
Yes, a roller coaster translates to montanha-russa - Russian mountain - in Portuguese (or 'The' Portuguese for article afficionados). This because it turns out that roller coasters were first devised in Russia.
So there you have it: one more useful word for your vocab stash. And yes, you can use the term in the roller coaster of emotions context (for those with pregnant acquaintances).
- Pregnant woman... "Eu estou grávida e sinto uma montanha-russa de emoções."
- You... "Ok, adeus."