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Saudade (English: /ˌsˈdɑːdə/,[1] European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdad(ʒ)i], Galician: [sawˈðaðɪ]; plural saudades)[2] is a deep emotional state of nostalgic or melancholic thinking for something or someone that one cares for and/or loves. It can be caused by someone thinking about something happy, sad or angry from their childhood. It can also bring someone good memories and comfort. Saudade is a Galician-Portuguese word that claims no direct translation to English or other languages.

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  1. "Saudade". Lexico UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
  2. Priberam Informática, S.A. "Significado / definição de saudade no Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa". Archived from the original on 8 November 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2010.