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Definition 2022


pois_não

pois não

Portuguese

Phrase

pois não?

  1. (Brazil, formal) Can I help you? (used when attending customers)

pois não

  1. (Brazil, formal) yes; of course (used to confirm a request)
    “Eu gostaria de uma salada.” — “Pois não, senhor.”
    “I would like a salad.” — “Yes, sir.”

Usage notes

Don't confuse with pois sim (used as a sarcastic agreement of something that is obviously to be disagreed: yeah, right!, yeah, sure!).