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?
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
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
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?
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.
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.