11. Sit Quietly in a Restaurant
Be prepared to yell at your waiter. Although this may not be the customary practice in your home country, it is not considered rude by any means in Brazil. Don’t wait for the waiter to approach you to take your order or clear your plates, the customer is in control in Brazilian eateries. So learn a few key phrases to avoid being the last patron served: garçom (“gar-sohn”) means waiter, com licença (“con lee-sin-sah”) means excuse me and oi is hey.