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Saltos de línea: Cari|oca
Pronunciación: /ˌkarɪˈəʊkə

Definición de Carioca en inglés:


1A native of Rio de Janeiro.
Example sentences
  • One is a nordestino or a mineiro (native of the state of Minas Gerais) or a carioca (native of the city of Rio de Janeiro).
  • Elsewhere, athletic ‘cariocas’ (natives of Rio) play endless games of beach-volleyball, using all parts of their bodies to keep the ball from slamming into the powdery sand.
  • You're familiar with that, you know how Orson Welles upon arriving in Rio excited the local cultured, worldly cariocas [inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, trans].
2 (carioca) A Brazilian dance resembling the samba.
Example sentences
  • Repeat shuffle, then carioca, starting with your left foot this time.
  • Already being picked up by DJ’s with a taste for the exotic, Kuduro looks set to follow the path of Brazilian funk carioca and reggaeton, emerging from the ghettos of Angola into the dance music mainstream.


mid 19th century: from Portuguese, from Tupi kari'oka 'house of the white man'.

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