Tip 49. Going to the movies in Brazil? Don’t say película!

Thinking of catching a movie while in Brazil? Don’t let Spanish get in the way. The word for “movie” in Portuguese is filme. So, if you try to use the Spanish word película in Brazil, don’t be surprised if you get a blank stare. Remember, if you want to see a movie, remember to just say, “film me!”

Example 1:
English: Let’s go see a movie!
Spanish: ¡Vamos a ver una película!
Portuguese: Vamos ver um filme!

Example 2:
English: I didn’t like that movie.
Spanish: No me gustó esa película.
Portuguese: Eu não gostei desse filme.