saber de coração

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Saber (to know) + de (of) + coração (heart).

Verb[edit]

saber de coração (first-person singular present indicative sei de coração, past participle sabido de coração)

  1. (idiomatic) to know by heart

Usage notes[edit]

Saber de coração was shortened to saber de cor, and then into decorar, losing its figurative sense.

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