Portuguese: Useful Words and Phrases

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Useful Portuguese Words and Phrases

Hello – Olá

Good morning – Bom dia

Goodbye – Adeus

Good afternoon – Boa tarde

Good evening – Boa noite

Thank you – Obrigado (Male) / Obrigada (Female)

Do you speak English? – Fala inlgês?

I don’t speak Portuguese – Eu nao falo portugues

I don’t understand – Não compreendo

Please – Por Favor

Sorry – Desculpa

Yes – Sim

No – Não

Asking for Directions

Where is? – Onde é?

Where is the bathroom? – Onde fica a casa de banho?

To the right – Para a direita

To the left – Para a esquerda

Straight ahead – Direto em frente

How far is it? – Quão longe é isso?

Can you help me? – Pode me ajudar?

Out and About

How much does this cost? – Quanto custa isso?

The bill, please – A conta por favor

Can I see the menu please? – Posso ver o menu por favor?

Opening hours – Horas de abertura

Service charge/tip – Taxa de serviço / gorjeta

I would like… – Eu gostaria…

I am allergic to… – Eu sou alérgico a

I am vegetarian – Eu sou vegetariana


Help! – Socorro!

Emergency – Emergência

Where is the hospital? – Onde fica o hospital?

Call the police – Chame a policia

Call an ambulance – Chame uma ambulância

I need a doctor – Eu preciso de um doutor

I lost my passport – Preciso do meu passaporte

Learning new languages is not only fun but can make your trips abroad even more exciting! Interested in learning more Portuguese? Check our Language App Review for Duolingo. Happy Travelling!

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