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Brazil x Portugal: different words

edited May 2013 in Portuguese
A very amusing topic of conversation between natives of Brazil and Portugal is the differences between idiomatic expressions. 
The different word each country has for the word line is an example. 
In Brazil, the word for line is fila.
Example: Você está na fila? (Are you in line?)
In Portugal, the word is bicha, which in Brazil is a derogatory term meaning queer.
Some less controversial differences include:
1. stapler : agrafador (Portugal) x grampeador (Brazil)
2. train: comboio (Portugal) x trem (Brazil)
3. farm: quinta (Portugal) x fazenda (Brazil)
Can you find others?

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