The World Cup in Brazil is finally upon us which is cause for celebration amongst football (or “soccer” as everyone calls it…in America) fans around the globe. But for a sport that is almost synonymous with violent fan rioting, it’s best to be well prepared if you plan on traveling to Brazil to watch the games live. And even better if you can find a way to blend into the local crowd.
While it may not have been developed exclusively for that purpose, the Banter Translator may be app that saves your life! Or at least provide moments of entertainment as you dutifully wait for something exciting to happen on the field.
Busuu has launched the Banter Translator, allowing fans the chance to have an international tournament experience by speaking the lingo, while helping those who have made it to Brazil interact with the locals through learning key football phrases in Brazil’s native Portuguese.
The top 10 phrases include some biting commentary, including ‘My nan could have scored that’ and ‘The referee needs glasses!’ Worthy of any slack-jawed hooligan’s game-day vocabulary.
Bernhard Niesner, founder and CEO of busuu, commented: ‘The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest international events on the planet, and the upcoming series anticipates fans from all corners of the globe flocking to Brazil.
‘We wanted to equip Brits with the banter which will give them the edge over their international counterparts, making them part of the global conversation of football.’
Whether you choose to use Banter Translator to initiate feelings of unity with your fellow spectators, or if you feel like using it for darker purposes such as throwing more fuel onto the riot-fire with your hard-hitting verbal assaults, maybe this is the one app you need to use during the World Cup. On second thought…Maybe also one that calls your country’s embassy.
In the meantime, here are some witty catch phrases you can try out on your own for now. I’m sure your friends and family will appreciate it.
The referee needs glasses!
It’s not over until it’s over!
Only one team is going to be the winner today
We’re just going to concentrate on each game as it comes
My nan could have scored that!
At the end of the day, the best team won
He certainly knows where the goal is
That was clearly a penalty!
That was definitely off-side
There are no easy games in international football
O juiz precisa de óculos!
O jogo só acaba quando termina
Somente um time será o vencedor hoje
Vamos nos concentrar em um jogo de cada vez
Até a minha avó poderia ter marcado esse gol
No final do dia, o melhor time ganhou
Esse sabe onde fica o gol
Isso foi um pênalti claro!
Isso foi um impedimento com certeza
Não existem jogos fáceis no futebol internacional