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segunda-feira, 14 de agosto de 2017

How do you say “Barriga tanquinho” in English?

Well, that was one of those questions that one never imagines that he/she will have to answer in an English language class. Wrong! People ask about everything.

How do you say “Barriga tanquinho” in English? 

Barriga tanquinho is an informal way of talking about one’s abdomen (commonly called the belly). In Brazil, it is very common to say things like Eu gosto de mulheres (ou homens) com barriga (de) tanquinho.

What many people don’t know is how to say that in English.

Let’s go straight to the point, then.

In English, barriga tanquinho is SIX-PACK.

What the hell?! SIX-PACK?

Yes, easy, easy, bro! I’ll explain.

If you eat protein early in the morning, cut out processed goods, drink loads of water, consume healthy fats, and exercise your core muscles – among other things – you will get six-pack abs fast.

In a few words, a six-pack is a stomach that is muscular enough to resemble a six pack of soda cans, for instance.

e.g.: He wrestler had a six-pack from doing crunches three times a week.


Six-pack may also refer to “stimulate a female sexual partner by placing two digits of the same hand into the anus and vagina as if preparing to pick up a six pack (as per def 2).” It is used as a verb in this case:

I was going down on this chick last night and right when she was about to come, I six packed her and the bitch went fucking nuts!

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