Vamos la Brasil! errr ... ao Brasil
Kathie complains - and rightly so - that Alex's butchering of Russian doesn't compare to his treatment of Portuguese. I would have to agree; mainly he just can't pronounce Russian (or Ukrainian). And while he can't pronounce Portuguese, either, he and/or the Clue Crew also butcher its syntax.
So the other night, when there was a whole category of Brasilian things, I knew there was going to be trouble...
For starters, the category title "Vamos la Brasil" was apparently the Clue Crew's idea of saying "We're going to Brazil," which would in fact be either "Vamos para o Brasil" or "Vamos ao Brasil" -- the "o" because Brasil is masculine, and besides there's no article "la" in Portuguese. Even Google Translate yields "Nós vamos para o Brasil" (where "nós" is the optional "we").I feel your pain, Kathie.
"Sim" (yes) is pronounced approximately "seeng," not "sim." (For reference, "Não" (no) is pronounced roughly "nowng."
Portuguese is very much its own language, NOT a defective offshoot of Spanish -- grrrrrrr!!!!!!!!