1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Portuguese
  4. >
  5. Portuguese Idioms! #17


Portuguese Idioms! #17

I hope you guys appreciate these series of posts! I post one of these each week.

All Portuguese Idioms

Boa sorte!

"À sombra da bananeira" usually means to rest on your laurels doing nothing. It can also imply that you are lazy and not doing what you were supposed to be doing

These Idioms are Portuguese. Not Brazilian! However, some of these idioms might be used in both versions.

January 5, 2019


Sorted by top thread

[deactivated user]

    So would "to sit under the shade of a banana tree" mean "to not worry, to relax"?

    January 5, 2019


    Isso mesmo, tipo não estar nem aê com as preocupações.


    Also similar (though perhaps even more colloquial: "a tocar viola".


    Can you put that in a sentence? Sounds like a great idiom!

    [deactivated user]

      Can you please give me an example sentence?


      Ele não estudou para o exame porque ficou sentado à sombra da bananeira.

      [deactivated user]

        Thank you very much.


        heheh muito boa :)


        Thank you so much! Very helpful and fun!

        Learn Portuguese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.