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  • Writer's pictureCristina Loureiro

Matar saudades

I was in Portugal last week and guess what I ate....comi um pastel de nata para “matar saudades”.


The expression “matar saudades” means to relive an experience (a place, a moment, a person, a thing, etc) you longed for.


How would you translate “matar saudades” in English or in another language?


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Signe Ørom
Signe Ørom
Mar 10, 2022

Matei saudade dessa expressão - obrigada :-)

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Cristina Loureiro
Cristina Loureiro
Mar 11, 2022
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Como se diz "matar saudades " em dinamarquês? :)

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woll
woll
Mar 10, 2022

A quick translation in DeepL suggests: "I ate a pastel de nata to kill homesickness"

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woll
woll
Mar 11, 2022
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Ola Cristina. Sounds applicable to me....or should I say Parece-me aplicável? ;)

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