Common Portuguese phrases



Common Portuguese phrases

Portuguese is spoken by over 200 million people in the world. It is an official language in 8 countries – Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe. Portuguese can be called the more exotic cousin of the Spanish language.

Check out our list of common Portuguese phrases everyone should know. They include greetings and phrases used in common, everyday conversations as well as other useful words.


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Hi – Oi/ Olá

Good morning – Bom dia

Good afternoon – Boa tarde

Good evening/ good night – Boa noite

Good bye – Ciao/ Tchau/ Adeus

Welcome – Bem-vindo/ bem-vinda

How are you? – Como vai?

Good – Bem

So-so – Mais ou menos.

And you? – E você?

Thank you (very much) – (Muito) obrigado/ (muito) obrigada

You’re welcome – De nada!

Good luck – Boa sorte

Bon voyage – Boa via gem

Congratulations – Parabéns

I don’t understand – Não entendo

I don’t know – Não sei

Yes/ no – Sim/ não

I love you – Te amo.

Do you speak English/ Portuguese? – Você fala ingles/ português?

Yes, a little – Sim, um pouco

Excuse me/ sorry – Desculpe/ desculpa

Please – Por favor

I miss you – Sinto a tua falta

Have a nice day – Tem um bom dia

What’s your name? – Como se chama?

My name is … – Chamo-me …

Where are you from? – É de onde?

I’m from … – Venho de …

Nice to meet you – Prazer em conhecê-lo/ conhecê-la

Can you help me? – Você pode me ajudar?


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