Eat, drink, speak and be merry in Brazil

We’ve talked about the music of Brasil, we’ve talked about the location of the competition. Now let’s talk a little bit about the food, drink and some phrases you may like to know.

Brasil - food1What to eat in Brazil?

When you travel to a new country it is good to know what specialities are worth trying. Brazil is a large country made ​​up of many different cultures. Each region has a different speciality food. In 1500 the Portuguese arrived bringing with them their way of preparing food. Following that came the influences of Japanese, Arabic, German, and Italian cuisine as these nations migrated here after the Portuguese.

Barbecued meat, Moqueca (pronounced moo-kek-a), Cachaça, Brigadeiros … are some of the top 10 things that you have to try in Brasil, and follow this link to find the rest of them as well as recipes for preparing them.

And when it comes to traditional foods that need to be tried – Pão de Queijo, Farofa, Açaí are only some of them…. find out more here.

Brasil - food2What to drink in Brazil?

During the competition it is only juices :), but afterwards try Cachaça, Caipirinha, Caju Amigo and follow this link to find more as well as what ingredients are in the drink.


Portuguese has been named the most beautiful language in the world. It is the language of Brazil, and it would be nice for you to learn some basic words and delight your hosts.

  • Hi! – Oi!
  • Bye! – Tcha!
  • Yes. – Sim.
  • No – ​Não
  • Thanks! – Obrigado!
  • Please! – Por favor!
  • I’m Sorry. – Desculpe.
  • Good morning! – Bom dia!
  • Good afternoon! – Boa tarde!
  • Good evening/night! – Boa noite!
  • My name is Jon. – Meu nome e Jon.
  • Good luck! – Boa sorte!
  • Congratulations! – ​Parabéns!
  • One beer, please / Two beer, please – Uma cerveja, por favor / Duas cervejas, por favor
  • Cheers! – Saude!
  • How much is it? – Quanto custa?
  • The bill please. – A conta por favor.

This rounds up some of the basic things you need to know about your hosts of the WRC R4. We hope that we have helped you to get better acquainted with Brazil. Good strokes to you all and enjoy this beautiful country.

Nada – IRF Official Media Representative