Saudade is a word unique to the Portuguese language. You can "have it" (tenho saudade), "be with it" (estou com saudade), or even "feel it" (sinto saudade). Much poetry in Portuguese stems from this very word. Fernando Pessoa loved it. So what is it? Saudade has to do with longing, with yearning, with missing, with a type of sweet-and-sour sadness which overcomes an individual when he thinks of a loved one, a loved place, or a loved object, who is no longer around.