Most searched phrases for 2020 in Priberam Dictionary


The Priberam Dictionary of the Portuguese Language is a reference for Internet customers, professionals, college students or mere curious folks, who search to know the which means of the phrases that come, generally unexpectedly, to invade their day by day lives.

In affiliation with Agência Lusa, the platform devoted to the language of Camões revealed a listing of essentially the most searched phrases on the location over the a number of months of 2020, the strangest of our lives. Of the 31 phrases that outlined the 12 months, it’s not shocking that essentially the most searched was “pandemic”, however trying on the phrases of every month, we clearly managed to attract a chronology of the occasions that introduced us to the current level

“To look at the list of words most consulted in the Priberam Dictionary is, in fact, to see this year so difficult to unravel, month by month. It is like a ‘trailer’ for a film that passes quickly before our eyes ”, mentioned the Director of Information at Lusa, Luísa Meireles.

Image: LUSA.

Then you’ll be able to verify essentially the most searched phrases of 2020, a 12 months that registered a major enhance within the quantity of searches within the Priberam Dictionary, 133 million, nearly double that of 2019, because of this of the pressured change in folks’s habits, which closed at house, rotated for digital platforms in search of info and luxury.

PFor extra info, we invite you to take a look at the visible work developed by Agência LUSA in oanoemwords.


Arresto (Angolan court docket decrees seizure of property by Isabel dos Santos); stampede (stampede on the funeral of an Iranian normal killed in an American assault causes a number of deaths); coronavirus (a brand new sort of coronavirus is recognized in China); clearance (Guinean court docket orders repeat counting of presidential outcomes).


Euthanasia (AR approves decriminalization of euthanasia); pandemic (WHO warns of doable covid-19 pandemic).


Quarantine (geographical quarantine to include the pandemic); confinement (state of emergency to include pandemic supplies for confinement); swab (exams with covid-19 utilizing swabs).


Excuse (Rui Pinto’s case decide apologizes); telescope (telescope permits assist lessons by way of TV); freedom (pandemic cancels the march for the twenty fifth April celebrations); sweet (PM says he has no cause to step again in lifting restrictions imposed by the pandemic).


Calamity (Portugal is in a calamity state of affairs); diligence (Minister of Justice talks about resuming court docket exercise).


Anti-racism (Amnesty International denounces human rights violations throughout protests in opposition to racism within the USA); politicization (WHO factors to the politicization of the pandemic as a divisive issue to keep away from).


Frugal (nations often known as “frugal” put obstacles to the negotiations on the European finances); perseverance (USA launches “Perseverance” robotic for sampling on Mars).


Catenary (railway accident causes two deaths and several other accidents); tripe (FCP wins the Portuguese Football Cup after profitable the championship); femicide (twenty ladies murdered because the starting of the 12 months in Portugal).


Recruitment (Minister of Health says that Portugal is ready for an eventual enhance in covid-19); christophobia (President of Brazil speaks on the UN and requires combating Christophobia).


Asymptomatic (Cristiano Ronaldo, though asymptomatic, exams constructive for covid-19); disruption (Ordem dos Médicos says that the NHS is once more uncovered to a “serious disruption”); placebo (dying of a volunteer in Brazil, who took a placebo to check the vaccine).


increase (Government imposes new measures to fight the pandemic, however leaves it as much as the municipalities to carry gala’s and rebellion markets); Lethality (concern concerning the elevated lethality of covid-19).


Pedestrian (being run over in a pedestrian zone in Germany); essayist (dying of essayist Eduardo Lourenço).

In the identical press launch the place essentially the most searched phrases of every month are revealed, the Priberam Dictionary additionally references a sequence of others which are instantly or not directly associated to the covid-19 pandemic: hoarding, comorbidity, corona, dissemination, epidemic , isolation, mitigation, moratorium, prophylactic, underreporting, teleworking or perhaps a little flu (relating to a remark by the Brazilian president on the illness).

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