Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How Brazilian are you?

I found this fun quiz on fellow American/Brazil Blogger Brasilicana's page. (hope you don't mind!) I highlighted my responses in green for you to see. Enjoy!

How Brazilian are you?

Take this quiz to find out how Brazilian (or not) you are:


  • You eat all the parts of the traditional feijoada, including the chunks of skin, ear, and foot: + 7  
  • The idea of eating chicken hearts grosses you out: - 5 (I'm not a fan, but I try them at every churrasco in hopes of liking them!)
  • Lunch is the biggest meal of your day: + 4
  • You like your coffee Starbucks-style: - 6
  • You put farinha on everything: + 3


  • Your last name is only one word: - 5
  • You say “Ai!” and not “Ow!” when you get hurt: + 5
  • You’ve used “psiu” to get someone’s attention: + 2
  • Your Portuguese has corrupted your English to the point where you sometimes sound like a non-native speaker: + 4
  • You sometimes end your sentences with “…viu?” + 4
  • You accidentally order “poop water” (água de cocô) instead of “coconut water” (água de coco): - 6

Health & Personal Care

  • You shower at least twice a day: + 3 (depends on the day... in the hot, hot summer.. YES!)
  • You only leave the house “arrumada” (put together) and “cheirosa” (smelling good): + 4 (do I have a choice?!)
  • You feel uncomfortable in a bikini or sunga: - 5
  • You have a small scar on your upper arm from a childhood vaccination: + 3
  • You wear your Havaianas everywhere: - 2
  • You start complaining about the “cold” when the temperature dips below 70 degrees: + 2

Social & Lifestyle

  • You RSVP in a timely fashion: – 3
  • You spend time with your parents / in-laws at least once a week: + 5  (double that if you live with your parents / in-laws)
  • You don’t dance because you think you “can’t dance”: - 5
  • You think it’s normal to pay for a R$40 purchase in four installments: + 4
  • You don’t know who Faustão, Xuxa, Luciano Huck, Silvio Santos, or Ana Maria Braga are: - 1 for each
  • You do your own laundry, dishes, and cleaning: – 2
  • You have a favorite soccer team: + 5
  • Your devotion to your team is so great that you dress your baby in the team uniform, set off fireworks when a goal is scored, and may have gotten into fights with fans of rival teams: + 10


  • 61-70 points – Insanely Brazilian
  • 51-60 points – Very Brazilian
  • 41-50 points – More Brazilian than not
  • 31-40 points - Somewhat Brazilian
  • 21-30 points – A little bit Brazilian
  • 11-20 points – Not very Brazilian
  • 10 points or less – Totally NOT Brazilian

Looks like I'm still my American self. Gotta work on my love for Feijoada and die-hard soccer fan skills in order to get an extra 17 points! Does it count if Tiago's friend almost lost a finger last Sunday during a soccer game when a firework exploded in his hand?! No...?


  1. You'll be insanely Brazillian by the time I see you!

  2. I don't mind :-)

    I too am ambivalent about the chicken hearts... I'll eat them if they happen to be on my plate, but I normally don't take the initiative to order them.

    What's your favorite soccer team? Mine is Bahia. The other day everybody in my neighborhood was celebrating like crazy because they tied Santos, which enabled them to stay in the "A" series for another year rather than getting knocked down to the "B" series. I've never seen so much joy about a 1-1 tie!