The direct translation for the Brazilian word ‘carinhoso’ is affectionate.He wants to be sweet with you in front of everyone in public and he knows no shame to kissing you passionately in front of friends and family.
What in the world are they feeding people in Brazil?
How else is it possible that everyone over there in the land of Carnival is gorgeous?
It's hard to know why men don' t serenade me any more--maybe I am giving off a jaded, inaccessible vibe now. Brazilian men are legendary for their passion and persistence.
It's exciting to feel so wanted, their eyes can be so insistent in a way that North American eyes don't have the courage to be.
This is the powerful, irresistible lure of the “Brasileiro” (Brazilian man).
I'm talking real compliments, like “voce é muito linda” (you are so beautiful).
After a month of exploring the best parts of the country, they returned to our city of Porto Alegre and I got a chance to meet him.
I was immediately struck by his interest in specific aspects of my life; a stark juxtaposition to the natural conversation flow customary of our culture, where you to learn random details of one’s astrological chart while remaining clueless about their last name and occupation.
In Brazil, it is not unusual for a man to bombard a woman with compliments as she walks down the street.
“Linda” (beautiful), they will often blurt out, with infatuation and fervor.
There is just something about them that always seems to pull me in — can you blame me?