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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.


  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.
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