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Does anyone speak Portugese? What does this word mean?

Asked by MissAnthrope (21474points) December 18th, 2010

My mom’s side of the family has a heavy Portugese influence, which is highly food-oriented and everyone’s always trying to feed everyone. When you decline an offering of food, the people on this side of the family say, “mashfika”, which supposedly means “more for me”.

I wanted to look this up, but either I’m way off on the spelling or this word doesn’t exist, so now I’m intrugued. They pronounce it like mahsh-FEE-kah.

Is this a word and if so, how the heck do you spell it?

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sinscriven's avatar

“Mais fica”.
“There will be more”. Adding “para mim” to the end will mean “There’ll be more for me”.

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@sinscriven – Thank you so much!! I wish I could give you more lurve. :)

heresjohnny's avatar

While I have the chance, can I piggyback on this question? Every time I hear people speaking portuguese, I hear a phrase repeated again and again. It’s something like “Du du bein”, or that’s what it sounds like. I’m obviously spelling it wrong, because Google translate doesn’t recognize it at all. It’s been driving me crazy. Help?

MissAnthrope's avatar

Is it todo bem? (click on the ‘Listen’ link under the text box)

heresjohnny's avatar

@MissAnthrope Thanks, that’s it! wow, I was way off. Thanks again.

allede's avatar

I live in Brazil and we speak portuguese. So, the expression “tudo bem?” means “How are you”, or ” all right” (with you)? And you spell it like this “toodo bain?”

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