What Is ‘Fala Amo’ – What Is The Meaning of ‘Fala Amo’? – Defined.

By | March 4, 2019

Find Out What Is ‘Fala Amo’ Meaning Here. – Your Quick Answer To ‘Fala Amo’.

Those curious to know What Is ‘Fala Amo‘, What Is The Meaning of ‘Fala Amo’, have come to the right resource. We see that there is some confusion on the real meaning of ‘Fala Amo’ regarding tense. And so we are going to look round the net for the most accurate meanings of the phrase ‘Fala Amo’. It is Portuguese and as said we are going to clear up any confusion on this Portuguese phrase once and for all.

Anyone speak Portuguese here… If so, why not add to this article and the discussion in the comments below. There are 1000’s of people asking this question and so we will do our level best to solve this question for you. All meanings, per your own understanding, are welcome around this fascinating phrase that has and still is intriguing relatively huge numbers of people globally.



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Meaning of ‘Fala Amo’ Explored.





What Is ‘Fala Amo’ True Meaning – Is It About Love?

There is a resource online that tried to answer this question on What Is ‘Fala Amo’. Slightly erred however but comments were helpful to straighten that out. So let us begin with learning how to say ‘Fala Amo’ as I was pronouncing it wrong, as I was duly corrected, by my own partner hehe 🙂 . So I was wrong and she was right… sound familiar anyone? 🙂 .

‘Click’ to play the video to hear how it should be pronounced before we proceed, if you are unsure how to pronounce ‘Fala Amo’:-



Hope that clears that up for everyone.

Now that we are very clear on this phrases pronunciation, let us being to search for its true meaning.

‘Amo’ appears to have Spanish roots and is either a nick name or occupational name to mean ‘master‘, ‘guardian‘ or ‘tutor‘. Late Latin of ‘amma’ meaning a masculine form for ‘nurse‘. sourced ancestry.com.

Latin-Dictionary.net says it means:-

    • Love, like.
    • Have a tendency to.
    • Be fond of.
    • Fall in love with.

So we can see that ‘Amo’ is to do with love. What about ‘Fala’?

‘Fala’ is found in Old Portuguese stemming from Late Latin of ‘fābula‘ meaning ‘narrative’ or ‘discourse’. So that is a subject context becoming clearer. But not quite. Lets dig some more, oh by the way, those that speak Portuguese are very welcome to add any corrections you see needed along the way 🙂 . 

In our hunt to clear up the confusion here we have come across ‘Te Amo’. ‘Te Amo’ literal translation means ‘I love you’, but also, can be taken in several contexts.

It can mean also ‘te quiro‘ to say ‘I like you’ and can also be used to say ‘I love you’. So ‘Te Amo’ is a way to say more intensely of ‘I love you’. sourced quora.com. So we say that when we are madly deeply’ smitten’ by someone. So we are now getting close to the real meaning.

Mother Tongue Lyrics contain the line of:-

Don’t say I love you “Fala Amo”, just let your heart speak up and I will know“.

Artist Bring Me The Horizon. Album called amo. Released in 2019 and so here we can maybe see why this phrase has come so alive online.

Those lyrics have caused some discussion online for sure and so let us now get to its actual meaning and where the confusion lies.




‘Fala Amo’ Clearly Defined.

Does ‘Fala Amo’ mean ‘Fala’ ‘while speaking about love’? NO! That is a slight inaccuracy. This is can be made when we see the phrase too literally. We know ‘Fala’ means ‘discourse’ and or ‘narrative’. And we know that ‘Amo’ is connected close to ‘Te Amo’ to mean ‘I love you’. And so we can see where and why there is confusion per the context of the lyrics and of this phrase.

It’s actual meaning is this:-

‘Say I love you’ but there is a deeper meaning than that simple translation. In the terms of the lyrics content of the Mother Tongue lyrics, it could mean to imply ‘Say I love you’ but from your ‘heart’ and not with your words. This is the most accurate and closet interpretation of the meaning of this romantic Portuguese phrase we were able to locate.

What Are Your Thoughts On This Phrase?

All are welcome to jump-in and bring a more accurate interpretation of this phrase to help others better understand it. You may place your comments in the comments section below this article.

Below is additional information for those interested surrounding the recent questions on this phrase stirred up by a band called Bring Me The Horizon.

bmthofficial.com (BMTH) and ‘Fala Amo’.

This band is from Sheffield UK (South Yorkshire) and have been around since 2004. This English Rock Band’s members are Matt Kean, Matt Nicholls, Jordan Fish, Oliver Sykes and Lee Malia.

Fun Fact about ‘BMTH’, whom have had a clear revival impact on our phrase, is the following. In August 2018 there was a very unusual way to promote themselves, if it was them. They have denied the following and any and all involvement with this, however, it is very mysterious…

Through out all the major cities in our world there were placed ‘cryptic’ posters put up in view of the public. A phone number and a website was listed on these posts. Very oddly, each and every single poster had its own unique website address and also unique phone number.

Fans would be put on hold for sometime and receive audio messages that changed frequently reportedly. These audios were of some length as well.

The message on the posters would say “Do you want to start a cult with me?”. Mysterious for sure 🙂 .

The ending of these audios would end off with distortions of more audio that was thought to be clips from the bands new music releases. As said, the band has denied they did this. What do you think about this?




Final Thoughts.

Do you still have questions on ‘Fala Amo’ meaning?

You are welcome to ask below where myself, or another member of this forum, will be happy to lend a hand I am sure. 

Have you other words, phrases, that you may be unsure of?

You are welcome to pass that information to us and we will be happy to find that meaning for you. 

Perhaps you would like to give an even clearer understanding of ‘Fala Amo’?

We are very open for others to give an even more accurate, or better still, the ‘correct’ interpretation of this phrase that has stirred up so much discussion online recently. 

So that is all on What Is ‘Fala Amo’ and I sincerely hope we have answered What Is The Meaning of ‘Fala Amo’ that makes sense to you. Very much looking forward to hearing from you and others to further discuss this very intriguing Portuguese phrase. Thanks for coming by and I am very much looking forward to hearing from everyone in the comments below.


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42 thoughts on “What Is ‘Fala Amo’ – What Is The Meaning of ‘Fala Amo’? – Defined.

  1. Lorrana

    Hi, I’m Brazilian. I know about the girlfriend of Oliver Sykes is Brazilian too and he is or was learning Portuguese. Guys, “Fala amo” means literally “say I love”, because the word “amo” is conjugated in first person singular of the verb “amar” (love): Eu amo – I love, tu amas – you love, ele ama – he loves, nós amamos – we love, vós amáis – you love, eles amam – they love https://www.conjugacao.com.br/verbo-amar/ . And last the word “fala” (say) is in imperative form of second person, it means he is asking (in this case) her for say that in her mother tongue like words flowing naturally. It is from the verb “falar” (say), in the imperative form: fala tu – say you, fale você – say you, falemos nós – say us, falai vós – say you, falem vocês – say you https://www.conjugacao.com.br/verbo-falar/ .

    I hope it could help you!

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Well well Lorrana I do believe your explanation super-trumps my attempt to bring clarity 🙂 . Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for sharing your knowledge on this lovely term. 🙂 .

  2. Mira


    I have to admit. When I started reading this, I had no idea what this article is going to be about! Now I know one word in Portuguese.
    Your way of explaining this phrase is awesome. I really enjoyed reading your text 🙂 Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Caitlyn

    I appreciate the etymology of words and how things translate across various languages. This was an interesting read. I had zero knowledge of any Portuguese words before reading this, so it wasn’t hard for me to come away with having learned something. Thank you for breaking this down for us. It really is a beautiful language.

  4. Furkan

    Yeah, there can be different interpretations but I guess it can be understood when someone says in a sentence easily. This explanation is clear and I guess this article covers everything about meaning ıf fala amo.

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Furkan,

      Thank you for your comment here today and it is great to see this article fulfilling its intended purpose of making clear what is fala amo.

  5. Pat

    I don’t know Portugese so when i first saw the word fala Amo, I was wondering which word is this. The word has a a great meaning and impact in our life. Our expression of love should come from within us, not just by saying those words.
    Those guys from the UK got their target by gaining the peoples attention
    Thanks Philip

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Thanks Pat for your comment on the meaning of this Portuguese phrase called ‘Fala Amo’. I am glad it has cleared it up for you.

  6. Jen

    I’ve never heard this phrase before, but you learn something new everyday. At first I thought you were going to reveal that it actually meant something different than what everyone thought, but when I kept reading it cleared everything up for me. I know in Spanish, “Amor” means love, so now I can see the correlation between the two. Thanks so much for sharing. This is very interesting.

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Jen,

      Thanks for your comment and I see that some have confusion with this translation. I am glad it has helped.

  7. Nick Cooke

    I don’t know any Portuguese so thank you for teaching me my first word, and a very important one at that! Do you have any other simple phrases for someone who is a novice of the language?

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Thanks Nick and I am glad you enjoyed and learned from this article. Stay tuned as we are in the middle of adding this new type of content to our site.

  8. Tina

    Thank you for sharing this information. I never heard this phrase, but now I can say I know three Portuguese words oi, Eu te Amo and Fala Amo 🙂 Will you find some expressions on Hungarian or Serbian languages?

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Tina,

      Thank you for our comment on our interpretation of this expressive and meaningful phrase. We would be delighted to look into Hungarian and Serbian phrases that may need some clarification for those whom may not speak those languages. Thank you kindly for such brilliant suggestions Tina 🙂 .

  9. carmen

    Interesting. I speak Spanish so amo was clear, and I have a friend who is from Bosnia and Fala is thank you, and so I got confused with the entire phrase.
    I’ve always said in English we are missing levels of love. In Spanish, we have phrases for saying I love you to friends, family and then of course lovers.
    This was a cool article. Thanks!

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Carmen,

      Yes, we are missing that deeper way of saying it that implies more than actually just ‘saying it’ as a meaning. This term in our article calls forth a deeper expression far outside the mechanics of ‘saying it’ and more inside the essence of the phrase. Thank you Carmen for taking the time here today to comment on this article, it is much appreciated.

  10. Kirsti

    “Fala amo”. At first I thought it´s short for “false alarm”. But no, it´s Portuguese. Then I thought maybe it refers to the love scams, when a person pretends to be in love with an online victim in order to get money. Because amo means love. But apparently this has nothing to do with fala amo.

    The band thing, the cult posters, sound like X-Files kind of stuff. If the band didn´t do it, then who? Aliens? I think the band did it, even though they denied it. After all, they apparently managed to get media attention, and they are still getting it right now. So self-promotion was their obvious intention, and they were successful.

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Kirsti,

      It was a very unique to promote if they did do it and so we will never know I guess. I am glad this lovely term as been cleared up for you now and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It is appreciated Kirsti 🙂 ~ Philip.

  11. PudicusAqua

    My Portuguese speaking friend agrees with your interpretation of “I love you” but that it comes from the heart. He didn’t however know the roots of the words, so I guess we both learned something new.

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Thank you so muchPudicus 🙂 . I know there are different interpretations and so I tried to deduce from the etymology of both of the words.

      Your comment is most warmly appreciated and thank you ever so much for the confirmation and also I am glad that it was of use to you and you friend.

      Please tell your friend thank you very much as well :-).

  12. Blanka

    This is a very interesting and informative article. I like the Portuguese language and how it sounds but cannot speak it. Thank you for the lesson and clarification of the meaning of “Fala Amo”. I love learning new things and this is definitely something new to me. All the best!

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Blanka,

      Thank you for your comment on Fala Amo and our suggested interpretation on it. It sounds like such a lovely language to be able to speak and certainly I will be looking out for more like this one. Thanks again Blanka.

  13. Thabo Khoza

    I am glad to have bumped into this article because my work colleagues have actually been talking about recently since both of them claimed to be more knowledgeable in Portuguese. I forgot which other name besides “Fala amo” they had been debating about.

    Now I feel I am a bit knowledgeable about this subject and can perhaps educate them. I want to show them this article infact. Thank you

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      That sounds very intriguing Thabo and I would love to know what other terms they are debating on as well. Let us know if you can and your friends are very welcome to join in the discussion here anytime 🙂 . Thanks Thabo.

  14. Ayebogbon Orowole

    Such a massive information on two words. To be honest, I have to tell you this is the first time I’m hearing the word ‘Fala Amo’. I don’t know much about portuguese phrase, but after reading this article, I’m not gonna forget this easily.
    Thanks for sharing this. I learn an interesting foreign phrase today

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Thank you kindly Ayebogbon and I am glad that it was a useful learning device for the beautiful phrase ‘Fala Amo’. I appreciate you taking the time to comment here thereby showing us your kind support of our article and website. It is much appreciated Ayebogbon 🙂 ~ Philip.

  15. Eddie

    This was an interesting article on the meaning of Fala Amo. At first I thought it was code for something but I appreciate your explanation of the Portuguese implication. I had heard the portuguese word Fala but did not know that’s how you write it. Cool info. Thanks.

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hey Eddie,

      Thank you kindly Eddie and I am delighted to hear you appreciate what we have tried to achieve here when we began to research on ‘Fala Amo’. I see several others now appreciate it and also some additional explanation by Ajiri as well. All incredibly helpful to further understand this beautiful phrase in the one place.

      Thanks again Eddie 🙂 ~ Philip (Scam Witness).

  16. Ajiri

    I am actually used to the phrase Te Amo as I have heard it quite frequently and therefore ended up knowing what it meant but from what I understand, Fala Amo stands for say amo which means say I love you. They are closely related and I think what actually separates Te Amo and Fala Amo is that word “say” because Te Amo means I love you. This is my understanding as both of them are closely related.

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Ajiri,

      Thank you kindly Ajiri for sharing your understanding of ‘Fala Amo’ and actually explaining better than I can. It really is appreciated and I have no doubt it is going to help others know its meaning clearer as well.

      Much appreciated Ajiri ~ Philip (Scam Witness).

  17. Ivan Brozincevic

    Como você está? That was more or less everything I know on Portuguese. But now, I know what ‘fala amo’ means. I know a few people from Brasil and when asked to give me a translation of some words phrases they were always giving me multiple meaning. They were making faces every time I asked something haha. Now I see why. I have this girl in my mind, she’s Brazillian. I will memorize some things from this article. 🙂 Thanks for a quick lesson in Portuguese. Ivan

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Ivan,

      Thank you for your comment here today on the meaning of ‘Fala Amo’. I am glad you find it useful enough to learn from this information. ‘Como voce esta’? I will have to look that up hehe.

      Thanks Ivan 🙂 ~ Philip.

  18. Catherine


    I just want to say thank you for the lesson.

    I have heard this saying before and never really knew what it meant.
    Very well explained.

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Catherine,

      Thank you kindly Catherine and I am very happy to hear that has cleared up this phrase that has caused some debate online relatively recently. Let us know if there are any other terms, words, phrases that are not quite clear and we will be more than happy to research it thoroughly for clarity.

      Thanks again Catherine. ~ Philip (Scam Witness).

  19. Vinc Lee

    Hi Phillip,
    Apart from police websites, this is the first time I have came across a website that exposes scam. It is a very interesting one to say the very least! I like the way how every details were conspicuously written down for every article’s title. It goes to show that you have put in real significant effort to build this website.

    Apart from that, the website is easy to navigate, every posts allocation are neat and tidy. It is pleasing to the eyes as the viewpoint of a reader. I couldn’t find any major fault in all of your contents to be honest.

    Best of luck for your success and all the best! Hope I can connect with you one day.


    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Vinc,

      Thank you kindly for viewing this website and its content and how its laid out. There are many scam busting sites online and certainly sites like scamwitness.com do serve a much needed purpose. Thank you kindly Vinc for your feedback here today.

  20. Missy

    Thanks for going into detail to help people understand what this phrase means. I remember when I took German in high school, some phrases didn’t literally translate or when literally translated they didn’t exactly make sense. I guess that’s the thing with translating phrases from one language to the next, you have to do your research and when possible get help from the native speakers.

    As for the posters with the phone numbers and websites, that’s super crazy!

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Missy,

      Yes! The posters were very mysterious indeed and interesting to find out. Thank you Missy for your comment here in this article on What Is Fala Amo, it is appreciated. 🙂 ~ Philip.

  21. Wei

    I always thought it just means ‘I love you’. Didn’t think there’s much to it.

    I love your approach to explain the phrase. Starting with proper pronunciation, you show us not just the meaning of the phrase but also the cultural use of it in various cases.

    It’s very informative and thank you for sharing this!

    1. Scam Witness Post author

      Hi Wei,

      I love all kinds of phrases like ‘Fala Amo’ and the meaning and subtle use of word in other languages. There is just no way to say this in English in a nutshell as with the phrase featured in our review.

      Thank you Wei for your comment and I am to have shared this with you and others. Much appreciated.


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