Portuguese Words and Phrases

Some Basic Phrases

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Bom dia!
Hello! / Good morning!
Boa tarde!
Good afternoon!
Boa noite!
Good evening! / Good night!
Oi/Olá! Tchau!
Hi! /
Bye!
Adeus.Good bye. Por favor.
Please.
Até mais.
See
you / See you later.
Até logo.
See you soon.
Até amanhã.
See you tomorrow.
(Muito) Obrigado.
Thank you (very
much).
Não há de quê.
You’re welcome.
Bem-vindo
Welcome
Desculpe-me
I’m sorry
Com licença/ Perdão.
Excuse me / Pardon
Vamos!
Let’s go!
Como o senhor está?
How are you? (formal)
feminine: a senhora
Como vai?
How are you? (informal)
E aí?How’s it going?
Bem / Muito bem
Good / Very good
Mal / Muito mal / Mais ou menos
Bad / Very bad /
More or less
Sim / Não
Yes / No
Como o senhor se chama?
What is your name? (formal)
Qual é o seu nome?
What is your name? (informal)
Me chamo…
My name is…
Prazer em conhecê-lo
Nice to meet you.
Igualmente.
Same here.
Senhor / Senhora / SenhoritaMister / Mrs. / Miss
De onde o senhor é?
Where are you from? (formal)
De onde você é?
Where are you from? (informal)
Eu sou de…
I’m from…
Quantos anos o senhor tem?How
old are you? (formal)
Quantos anos você tem?
How old are you? (informal)
Eu tenho _____ anos.
I am _____ years old.
O senhor fala português?
Do you speak
Portuguese? (formal)
Você fala inglês?
Do
you speak English? (informal)
(Não) Falo…
I (don’t)
speak…
Compreende?
Do you understand? (formal / informal)
(Não) Compreendo.
I
(don’t) understand.
Eu (não) sei.
yoh noh loh seh
I (don’t)
know.
Pode me ajudar?
Can you help me?
Claro que sim
Of course
Como?
What? Pardon
me?
Onde está / Onde estão… ?
Where is … / Where are … ?
Aqui
Here.
Há / Havia…
There is
/ are… / There was / were…
Como se diz ____ em português?
How do you say ___ in
Portuguese?
O que é isto?
What is that?
Qual é o problema?
What’s the matter
(with you)?
Não importa.
It doesn’t
matter.
O que aconteceu?
What’s
happening?
Não tenho idéia.
I have no idea.
Estou cansado / doente.
I’m tired / sick.
Estou com fome / sêde.
I’m hungry / thirsty.
Estou com calor / frio.
I’m hot / cold.
Estou chateado.
I’m bored.
Não me importa.
I
don’t care.
Não se preocupe.
Don’t worry
Tudo bem / ‘Tá bom.
That’s
alright.
Me esqueci.
I forgot.
Tenho que ir agora.
I must go now.
Saúde!
Bless you!
Parabéns!
Congratulations!
Boa sorte!
Good
luck!
É a sua vez.
It’s
your turn. (informal)
Cale-se! / Cala a boca!
Shut up!
Eu te amo.
I love you. (informal and
singular)

Notice that Portuguese has informal and formal ways of saying things.
This is because there is more than one meaning to “you” in Portuguese (as well as
in many other languages.) The informal you is used when talking to close
friends, relatives, animals or children. The formal you is used when talking to
someone who is older than you or someone for whom you would like to
show respect (a professor, for example.) There are also two ways to say you in
the plural, used when speaking to more than one person.
All the adjectives in Portuguese have masculine and feminine forms, as we’ll see later.


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25 Comments »

  1. simoziko said

    I need to learn more. Please send more lessons or sites.
    Thank you

  2. simoziko said

    How can I say in portuguese ( I can’t live without you.)
    Thank you.

  3. simoziko said

    how can I say in Portuguese
    There are some friends visiting me at home.
    I love her but she loves him.
    thanks you a lot

  4. Who can help me to learn Portuguese language , living in UAE – Dubai
    Email somer@dcas.goveae

  5. simoziko said

    why can’t anyone answer me? you can’t leave us for a long time

    • anamoniz said

      hi simo how are you?
      ola simo como estas?

      • simoziko said

        há muito tempo eu não vim aqui
        Espero que meus amigos falam bem português agora
        este é o meu skype
        Até logo

      • simoziko said

        Estou bem Graças a Deues e vc?
        Até logo

  6. SIMOZIKO
    TEM ALGUNS AMIGOS ME VIZITANDO EM CASA
    EU AMO ELA MAS ELA AMA ELE

    IF you wanna learn more please send me your email

  7. simoziko said

    I’m sorry to say that you took mor than one month to answer my question.
    i’m afraid to get old before I learn Portuguese.
    How can we say in Portuguse
    Look at my eyes to know how much I love you.
    Thank you
    simoziko_2008@yahoo.com

  8. madali lang pag aralan ang portuguese linguaje

  9. simoziko said

    Muito obrigado
    Até logo
    Não se atrase
    simo

  10. simoziko add me at yahoo messenger i can help you a little, im from philippines and im studying portuguese language at the moment so i may give you a little help ^_^ its kulitz20000 or face book. tsakurai69@yahoo.com

  11. simoziko said

    Thank you Tomoki Sakurai . You are very kind.

  12. simoziko said

    How can we say in Portuguese ?

    Because of your help I’m good at Portuguese now.

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  14. simoziko said

    Where do you live?
    What is your native language?

    I’ll add you and I hope you can help me.
    Simoziko_2008@ yahoo.com

  15. hey, u can see this video also:

  16. simoziko said

    That is very useful. Thanks a lot.

  17. […] Ante todo debes saber cómo saludar en portugués. […]

  18. simoziko said

    Eu falo Português muito bem agora
    Eu vou ao Brasil para ver a Copa do Mundo
    Boa sorte meus amigos

  19. how can i say ” My name is ___ representing Brazil??”
    thanks

  20. simoziko said

    há muito tempo eu não vim aqui
    Espero que meus amigos falam bem português agora
    este é o meu skype
    Até logo

  21. simoziko said

    My skype is simoziko4

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