What's your favourite word in Portuese?
My favourite word in Portuguese is definitely "pois". It's such a funny sounding word and I often just say it to make myself laugh. Make sure to block your nose to get the optimal nasal sound.
what does pois mean anyway? From the way I've heard it used, it seems to be the equivalent of "sure sure" or "of course" in English.
What about "Pois não?" and "Pois não!" Correct me if I am wrong but I heard that depending on the intonation the first one translates as "Posso ajudar?" and the second one, (with no question mark), as "Sure!" I've always think that's actually kind of funny / interesting, when the exactly the same words have two completely different meanings.
I have to agree with you there, the sound of "pois" with an accent from Portugal or Rio de Janeiro, (Poi-sh) always made me chuckle inside a little, I don't know why. And I mean that in a good way! I secretly wish I could put pois in any sentence I speak but I'm not too confident about when to use it, since it seems to have so many meanings. :p I don't really have a favorite word, but from time to time I'll encounter a word that just sits there in my head. Recently, I guess it's been "enxaqueca" (migraine) because it's just so....strange sounding to me! (Probably because from what I heard it's a word that's been influenced by arabic)