What is Saudade?
Saudade is that emptiness we feel when the person we love is far away. That flame that burns within us and will never go out…
It’s the warm breeze that brings back memories of our home, or the melancholy we feel when we know that someone or something may never come back.
In short: Saudade plural ‘saudades’, in Galician-Portuguese, expresses the deep emotional state, longing, felt in the absence of something or someone in love. The word predominantly contains the feeling that the thing or person that is missed will never be reached.
Saudade (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐwˈðaðɨ] (Europe), Portuguese pronunciation: [sawˈdadʒi] (Brazil); plural saudades), expresses in Galician-Portuguese a deep emotional state, longing, felt in the absence of something or loved one. [2nd] The word predominantly contains the feeling that the thing or person that is missed will never be reached.
Although it is referred to as nostalgia in dictionaries, it actually has a very different meaning from nostalgia. It’s not just homesickness. The main difference is that it also expresses the longing for the sad and sad events in the past. are the feelings and words that the Portuguese are proud of. The main theme of the lamentations made by Portuguese women and girls after their men sacrificed to the sea for centuries, and of those who went but did not return, while remembering their countries and families, is “saudade”. We don’t know what the Portuguese name is for the feelings of millions of people killed by the men who fell victim to this sea in the colonies they conquered.
^ Wheeler, Douglas L. (2010). Historical dictionary of Portugal (3rd ed.). Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0810860889.
^ Snyder, C.R. (2016). The Oxford handbook of positive psychology (3rd ed.). New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199396511.