Important Phrases in Portuguese

Hey!

I am going to give you important phrases in Portuguese. These important phrases will be your Survival Phrases! These sentences simply helps you to survive in a portuguese-speaking-country even if you don’t know anything else about Portuguese. Sounds good, huh? I think so 🙂

  • I think the first step of learning a foreign language is to learn how to greet people in their language. Here we go!

Olá

[Ola]

Olá is the most common greeting in Portuguese which means Hello.

Now you hae learned a word in Portuguese, yee haw! 🙂

Bom dia

[bong-deer]

We use Bom dia to say Good morning.

Boa tarde

[boah-tard]

to say Good afternoon

Boa noite

[boah-no-ee-te]

to say Good evening or Good night

Adeus

[adeush]

to say Goodbye

Great! Now you have learned how to greet people in Portuguese.

Tchau!

[Shaw]

to say Bye!

 

  • Let’s learn how to thank in Portuguese..

Obrigado/Obrigada (if you are a man you should say Obrigado, if you are a woman then you should say Obrigada)

[oobree-gado] or [oobree-gadah]

to say Thank you / Thanks

If you want to thank much you should put muito [moo-too] before Obrigado/Obrigada.

Muito obrigado/a means Thank you very much

De nada

[de nah-dah] in Portugal and [chee nah-dah] in Brazil. [Note: There are some differences between Portuguese of Portugal and Brazilian Portuguese]

This is what you say when people thank you for something you did for them. The equivalent in English would be You’re welcome!

Por favor

to say Please

 

  • Being sorry for something.. Getting attention to yourself..

Desculpe!

[des-cool-peh]

It is the word when you are sorry or when you did something wrong and you want to apologise for it. In short, this means I’m sorry!. You may also use this word to catch someone’s attention as well, for instance at the restaurant when you want to call the waiter.

Com licença!

[co-lee-sensah]

to say Excuse me! . For example you can use this phrase when you are in a crowded bus and you want to get out and there are people in your way.

Não faz mal!

[nah-fash-mahl]

the way you reply to desculpe. In English it has the same meaning with No worries or No problem

 

Sim / Não

[See / Nõw]

means Yes / No in English

 

  • To ask if somebody can speak a language that you can..

Fala inglês? / espanhol / italiano / francês / alemão / turco ?

[fah-la een-glaysh? / esh-panyol / ital-yano / fran-seesh / turco ?]

Do you speak EnglishSpanishItalian French / German / Turkish ?

(You can add Desculpe! before Fala inglês? to get attention to yourself )

 

  • To say you don’t speak Portuguese or you speak a little Portuguese..

Não falo (muito) português!

[nah fahloo (moo-too) poor-too-gaysh]

I don’t speak (much) Portuguese.

Falo um pouco de português!

[ fahloo un pow-coo de poor-too-gaysh]

I speak a little Portuguese. 

 

  • To let know somebody that you didn’t understand what he/she just said..

Como?

[komoo?]

It is a very important word. If someone comes to you and say something that you can’t hear properly or can’t understand, this is the way you say Sorry? or I didn’t get that. In other words, you can also use this word to ask someone to repeat something again.

Pode repetir?

[pod ray-peh-teer?]

Could you repeat it please? More polite way than saying Como?

 

  • To say that you don’t /can’t /didn’t understand

Não percebo!

[naw pehr-say-boo]

I don’t / can’t understand.

Não percebi!

[naw pehr-say-bee]

I didn’t understand / I didn’t catch it.

Não entendo!

[naw en-tehn-doo]

I don’t/cant understand (more used in Brazilian Portuguese).

Não entendi!

[naw en-tehn-chee]

I didn’t understand (more used in Brazilian Portuguese).

Não sei!

[naw say]

I don’t know. This phrase is particularly useful, because anyone in the streets can come to you and ask for information about something. So this is what you have to say I don’t know! 🙂

 

  • To ask where something / some place that you look for is..

Onde fica ___? / Onde é ___?

[Oonde fica ___? / Oonde é ___?]

Where is ___? It is very useful when you first get to a portuguese-speaking-country. Because you will probably need to ask somebody for some addresses 🙂 Or you might need to ask where the toilet is. Then you can say Onde é a casa de banho? [Oonde e a caza de ban-yoo?]

 

  • To ask the price of something..

Quanto custa? (Since you just started to learn Portuguese you might not know hot to say the name of what you want to buy in Potuguese, you can point it with you finger 🙂 )

[Coo-antu cooshta?]

How much is it? When you first get to a portuguese-speaking-country you will probably want to buy some interesting stuff that you think that you can only find there. This is one of the most useful phrases in Portuguese.

 

  • To ask for the bill in a restaurant..

A conta por favor.

[Ah conta pur favor]

The bill please.

 

In this post I am not going to give you the basic numbers, because the first thing you should learn in Portuguese are above 🙂 If you need numbers for some reason just show it with your fingers for now 🙂 Hope you like my first Portuguese lesson and Adeus!

Hey! I am going to give you some survival phrases in Portuguese. Yup! Survival Phrases, you didn’t hear wrong! These sentences basicly helps you to survive in a portuguese-speaking-country even if you don’t know anything else about Portuguese. Sounds good, huh? I think so 🙂

  • I think the first step of learning a foreign language is to learn how to greet people in their language. Here we go!

Olá

[Ola]

Olá is the most common greeting in Portuguese which means Hello.

Now you hae learned a word in Portuguese, yee haw! 🙂

Bom dia

[bong-deer]

We use Bom dia to say Good morning.

Boa tarde

[boah-tard]

to say Good afternoon

Boa noite

[boah-no-ee-te]

to say Good evening or Good night

Adeus

[adeush]

to say Goodbye

Great! Now you have learned how to greet people in Portuguese.

Tchau!

[Shaw]

to say Bye!

 

  • Let’s learn how to thank in Portuguese..

Obrigado/Obrigada (if you are a man you should say Obrigado, if you are a woman then you should say Obrigada)

[oobree-gado] or [oobree-gadah]

to say Thank you / Thanks

If you want to thank much you should put muito [moo-too] before Obrigado/Obrigada.

Muito obrigado/a means Thank you very much

De nada

[de nah-dah] in Portugal and [chee nah-dah] in Brazil. [Note: There are some differences between Portuguese of Portugal and Brazilian Portuguese]

This is what you say when people thank you for something you did for them. The equivalent in English would be You’re welcome!

Por favor

to say Please

 

  • Being sorry for something.. Getting attention to yourself..

Desculpe!

[des-cool-peh]

It is the word when you are sorry or when you did something wrong and you want to apologise for it. In short, this means I’m sorry!. You may also use this word to catch someone’s attention as well, for instance at the restaurant when you want to call the waiter.

Com licença!

[co-lee-sensah]

to say Excuse me! . For example you can use this phrase when you are in a crowded bus and you want to get out and there are people in your way.

Não faz mal!

[nah-fash-mahl]

the way you reply to desculpe. In English it has the same meaning with No worries or No problem

 

Sim / Não

[See / Nõw]

means Yes / No in English

 

  • To ask if somebody can speak a language that you can..

Fala inglês? / espanhol / italiano / francês / alemão / turco ?

[fah-la een-glaysh? / esh-panyol / ital-yano / fran-seesh / turco ?]

Do you speak EnglishSpanishItalian French / German / Turkish ?

(You can add Desculpe! before Fala inglês? to get attention to yourself )

 

  • To say you don’t speak Portuguese or you speak a little Portuguese..

Não falo (muito) português!

[nah fahloo (moo-too) poor-too-gaysh]

I don’t speak (much) Portuguese.

Falo um pouco de português!

[ fahloo un pow-coo de poor-too-gaysh]

I speak a little Portuguese. 

 

  • To let know somebody that you didn’t understand what he/she just said..

Como?

[komoo?]

It is a very important word. If someone comes to you and say something that you can’t hear properly or can’t understand, this is the way you say Sorry? or I didn’t get that. In other words, you can also use this word to ask someone to repeat something again.

Pode repetir?

[pod ray-peh-teer?]

Could you repeat it please? More polite way than saying Como?

 

  • To say that you don’t /can’t /didn’t understand

Não percebo!

[naw pehr-say-boo]

I don’t / can’t understand.

Não percebi!

[naw pehr-say-bee]

I didn’t understand / I didn’t catch it.

Não entendo!

[naw en-tehn-doo]

I don’t/cant understand (more used in Brazilian Portuguese).

Não entendi!

[naw en-tehn-chee]

I didn’t understand (more used in Brazilian Portuguese).

Não sei!

[naw say]

I don’t know. This phrase is particularly useful, because anyone in the streets can come to you and ask for information about something. So this is what you have to say I don’t know! 🙂

 

  • To ask where something / some place that you look for is..

Onde fica ___? / Onde é ___?

[Oonde fica ___? / Oonde é ___?]

Where is ___? It is very useful when you first get to a portuguese-speaking-country. Because you will probably need to ask somebody for some addresses 🙂 Or you might need to ask where the toilet is. Then you can say Onde é a casa de banho? [Oonde e a caza de ban-yoo?]

 

  • To ask the price of something..

Quanto custa? (Since you just started to learn Portuguese you might not know hot to say the name of what you want to buy in Potuguese, you can point it with you finger 🙂 )

[Coo-antu cooshta?]

How much is it? When you first get to a portuguese-speaking-country you will probably want to buy some interesting stuff that you think that you can only find there. This is one of the most useful phrases in Portuguese.

 

  • To ask for the bill in a restaurant..

A conta por favor.

[Ah conta pur favor]

The bill please.

 

In this post I am not going to give you the basic numbers, because the first thing you should learn in Portuguese are above 🙂 If you need numbers for some reason just show it with your fingers for now 🙂 Hope you like my first Portuguese lesson and Adeus!

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