Anyone Speak Portuguese?
September 28, 2009 4:24 AM   Subscribe

I really want to know what these Portuguese bullfight protesters are chanting.

Here is the video. Shot this in Lisbon a few months back. Any help will be greatly appreciated. (Sorry it's a bit quiet)
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE to Writing & Language (4 answers total)
Response by poster: [Youtube Link]
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE at 4:37 AM on September 28, 2009

Whoa, I'm from Lisbon and I can hardly understand what they're saying. After a few times, I think I got the beginning of the slogan: "É cobardia matar (something unintelligible)-ia".

It means "It's cowardice to kill (something unintelligible that rhymes with cobardia)".

If it's any help the more usual slogan I've heard is "Tourada é cobardia, não é valentia". "bullfighting is cowardice, it's not bravery". So it might be something along those lines.
posted by lucia__is__dada at 5:13 AM on September 28, 2009

Best answer: I hear it as: "É cobardia, a tauromaquia". "It's cowardice, bullfighting".
posted by Bangaioh at 9:17 AM on September 28, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks very much both of you, that is a great help.
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE at 3:41 AM on September 29, 2009

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