What does this mean? I hear it all the time from Brazilians and I can’t find anything on google. Is it a slang?
Litterally is "Here, look" But it's a slang that also mean something like: "No way in hell" Like: Someone says you should do something you don't want to do and you answer "Aqui ó que farei isso" (No way in hell I'm doing this) This is slang is specially common in Northeastern Brazil (the area that I'm from) Hope i helped
It is slang. It's my understanding that "ó" functions here as an abbreviated form of "olha," so as diogo-alexandre suggested above, a rough translation would be "look, here!" (or "here, look!"). For example:
- "Where is my book?" "Aqui ó!" (Here it is, see?)
- "How do you use Whatsapp?" "Aqui ó!" (Look, here [I'll show you].)
It also gets used as sort of a general interjection/space filler, especially when someone is trying to show you something (eg, giving directions) or get/keep your attention.
An explanatory thread: https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/aqui-%C3%B4-%C3%B3.1168837/
Short video on some colloquial expressions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaL2amE1VkU
Native speakers, correct me if I'm wrong!