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What does "legal" mean in portuguese?

I've heard that one a few times

For learning: Portuguese
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    Legal tem o mesmo significado que "legal", lawful", em inglês.
    Em gíria (slang), entretanto, no Brasil, significa "cool" "allright" "groovy".
    Provavelmente, você ouviu "legal !" no segundo sentido.

    something interesting, or very good.

    O significado original é "com a aprovação da lei", significando o contrário de ILEGAL.
    Dirigir automóvel sem carteira de habilitação é ILEGAL. "Legal" vem de "lei".

    The original meaning is "allowed by the law", meaning the opposite of ILLEGAL. Driving a car without a driver's license is ILLEGAL. "Legal" comes from "LAW" and in this sense it's the same as in English.

    No Brasil, há uma gíria (slang) que quer dizer "Cool". É uma maneira muito informal de dizer que uma coisa é interessante. É usado por pessoas mais jovens.

    In Brazil, however, there is a slang that means exactly the same as COOL. It's a very informal way of saying that something is interesting, nice. Normally used by young people.



    is cool :D

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