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Essential Portuguese Expressions

essential Portuguese expressions


Essential Portuguese Expressions

If you’re off on holiday to Portugal or Brazil this summer, or are just taking a short weekend break, you will want to have these useful expressions in your pocket.

Hello Olá (olah)
Goodbye Tchau (chaoh)
Please Por favor
Thank you Obrigado (obrigahdu)

Yes Sim (simng)
No Não (nowng)
Excuse me/sorry Desculpe / perdão (des-cool-peh)
My name is…
 O meu nome é… (oh meoh nomay ay)
What is your name? Qual é o seu nome? (kwah-ooh eh seh-ooh noh-mee)
Nice to meet you
 Muito prazer (mweeng tu prazair)
Where do you come from?
 De onde você vem? (jee ohn-jee voh-seh vem)

I come from Great Britain Eu sou da Grã Bretanha
How are you? Como vai? / Com vai você? (comu vay)
Where is…?
 Onde está…?
I would like (2 bottles of water) Eu gostaria (de duas garrafas de água)
How much is it?
 Quanto é isso?
How do I get to…?
 Como eu chego à…?
I don’t understand
 Eu não entendo (naw en-tehn-doo)
I’m sorry, I don’t speak Portuguese Eu sinto muito, eu não falo português (non par-lo ee-tahl-ee-ah-no)
Do you speak English? Você fala inglês? (vossay fah-la een-glaysh)


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