Portuguese Hello! : Common Portuguese Phrases

Whether you are planning a trip to Brazil or are genuinely inquisitive about the common Portuguese phrases, this article will help familiarize you with the regularly spoken words in the country.

General Communication Phrases in Portuguese

The first phrase most people attempt to learn is how to say hello in Portuguese, which is important because a hello or a greeting is a conversation starter, be it in any language. Here’s a list of Portuguese translation of the main English greeting words and pleasantries:

Hello – Olá

Good Morning- Bom Dia

Good Night- Boa Noite

How are you? - Como você está?

Goodbye- Adeus

Thank You- Obrigado in case of a male and Obrigada in case of a female

Please- Por Favor

You’re Welcome- Não há de quê

Pardon- Perdão

What is your name? – Como o senhor se chama?

My name is- Meu nome é (your name)

Nice to meet you- Prazer em conhecê-lo

Yes- Sim

No- Não

Where are you from? – De onde você é? 

I am from- Eu sou de

Let’s go! – Vamos

I’m sorry- Me desculpe (pronounced dês-chool-pah)

Help Portuguese Words

It is easy to lose your way in an entirely different city, you should be aware of certain ‘help’ words to elicit any help from the natives.

Help me- Socorro

I am lost- Estou perdido

Can you speak in English- Você pode falar em Inglês?

Can you help me? – Você pode me ajudar?

I’m hungry- Estou com fome

I’m thirsty- Estou com sede

How much? – Quanto custa?

Why? – por quê?

Which- Qual

Portuguese Words denoting Relationships

At times, you’d want to explain your relationship to other people. Here are few common Portuguese phrase for relationships, so that you can easily make a native understand your relationship to any said person.

Father- Pai

Mother- Mãe

Parents- Pais

Husband- Esposo

Wife- Esposa

Children- Filhos

Son- Filho

Daughter- Filha

Brother- Irmão

Sister- Irmã

Some Regularly Used Portuguese Phrases

A few common phrases that might come handy:

How is the weather today- Como está o tempo hoje?

I don’t understand- Eu não entendo (in case of past tense, it becomes Eu não entendi)

So there, hope you at least have some basic knowledge of the language and are at a much better position to communicate now.

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