Tip 39. Money talks

The word for “money” in Portuguese, dinheiro, is very similar to Spanish dinero. A common slang word for “money” in Brazil is grana. The words troco and trocado mean “change”. At a store in Brazil, depending on what you are buying, if you try to pay with 100 or even 50 reais, the cashier may ask “Tem trocado?” (“Do you have change?”) or “Não tem menor, não?” (“Don’t you have anything smaller?”). When you pay and you receive the change, they give you the troco.

Example:
English: Five hundred reais is a lot of dough!
Spanish: ¡Quinientos reales es mucha plata!
Portuguese: Quinhentos reais é muita grana!