I had the chance to sit down with Kiko Loureiro and have a chat. If you’re not familiar with Kiko Loureiro, he’s a heavy metal guitarist for the bands Angra and Megadeath.
He’s an incredibly skilled musician and has a lot that he can teach us, not only about playing the guitar and being a Rockstar, but also about learning Portuguese.
In this video he shared with Brazilian Gringo one of his favorite slang expressions, “Ó Auê Aí Ô”. It’s an uncommon saying and you might not have an immediate opportunity to use it. When used correctly you’ll sound really cool.
Watch the video to learn more.
What does “Ó Auê Aí Ô” mean?
Ó Auê Aí Ô, also sometimes said Ó O Auê Aí Ô, literally means something like, “Look at the confusion over there, look.” Translated more loosely it means something like, “Look at this mess.”
It’s an expression commonly used by surfers, and expresses some dissatisfaction at what they’re seeing.