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Esse jornal... oh, sorry, I mean, 'este jornal'.

Let's say I have made some minor mistake whilst speaking. What phrases, such as the English 'I mean' or 'or rather', could I use to correct myself in Portuguese?

August 28, 2016



there are many ways you could say that, such as: "eu quis dizer", "quer dizer", "digo"

all of the following sentences are just fine to say

esse jornal... quer dizer... este jornal

esse jornal... ah, desculpe, eu quis dizer este jornal

esse jornal.... digo... este jornal


"EU QUIS DIZER" = lit. "I wanted to say..."

"Esse jornal... ah! desculpe, eu quis dizer "este jornal".

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