folga

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From folgar.

Noun[edit]

folga f (plural folgas)

  1. rest, day off (from work)
    Amanhã é meu dia de folga.
    Tomorrow is my day off.
  2. respite; break (a brief interval of rest or relief)
    Meu professor não me dá folga!
    My teacher doesn’t give me a break.
  3. slack (extent to which a part of a mechanism can move freely)
    A corda tem muita folga, precisamos amarrá-la melhor.
    The rope has too much slack, we need to tie it better.

Verb[edit]

folga

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of folgar
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of folgar