Sunday, 8 May 2016

Brazilian Colloquialisms, Sayings, and Slang #104

Por pouco - By little

Depending on the context it’s the equivalent of “nearly”, “close call”, “by very little”, “barely”, and/or similar words.

ex. Eu passei o teste por pouco mas passei! - I barely passed the test, but I passed!

Por pouco que o caminhão não bateu no carro - The truck nearly hit the car/the truck missed the car by very little

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