speak the basics
of Portuguese

MARCH 21ST, 2020

Picture yourself in a situation where no one around you speaks your language, though it will most likely never happen in Portugal, it’s well known that speaking some words of the visited country makes you sexier to the locals’ eyes, so why not just try, right ?

Olá! If you’re thinking of visiting us (or Porto) in the near future, you might as well learn some words beforehand… just in case!

Portuguese people speak English very well, and a lot of them can speak French as well. Let’s face the reality, if you go to the smallest village in Portugal, there might be a chance that none of the locals will be able to answer you if you speak English, but it is the same in every country.

After reading this post you will probably not be able to say more than: Hello, Thank you and Goodbye, but hey! Those are the basics of politeness when meeting with people abroad, isn’t it ?

Here is a compilation of the most basic words you will be using very often during your stay 🙂

Introduce Yourself

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Hello

Olá

How are you?

Tudo Bem?

Fine, thank you, and you?

Bem, obrigado/a.
E você?

My name is …

Chamo-me …

I’m from …

Sou de …

Where are you from?

De onde és?

What is your name?

Como se chama?

Nice to meet you

Prazer

Greetings

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Good morning

Bom dia

Good afternoon
Good evening

Bom tarde

Good night

Bom noite

Goodbye

Tchau

Goodbye

Adeus

Being Polite

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Please

Por favor

Thank you

Obrigado/a

You’re welcome

De nada

I’m sorry

Desculpe/a

Communication

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Do you speak English?

Fala inglês?

Do you speak Portuguese?

Fala português?

Yes, a little bit

Sim, um pouco

Do you speak understand?

Percebe?

I understand

Percebo

I don’t understand

Não percebo

Holidays Season

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Merry Christmas

Feliz Natal

Happy New Year

Bom Ano Novo

Happy Easter

Boa Páscoa

Happy Birthday

Parabéns

Emergency

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Help!

Ajuda!

I’m lost!

Estou perdido

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