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Learn Some Portuguese

Yes, most Portuguese speak other languages, but c’mon, camóne, at least learn the basics.

Fala Português?

coffee-in-portugal

Just so you’re not barbaric

 

Hi Olá (NOT like Spanish – stress is on “a”)
Please Por favor
Yes/ No Sim (“seeng”)/ Não (“nAoo”)
Thank you Obrigada if you are a woman “(oubreegAda”)

Obrigado if you’re a man (“oubreegAdoo”)

I’m sorry Desculpa (“dishcOOlpa”)
I don’t speak Portuguese Não falo português (“portoogAIsh”)
Help!!! Ajuda! (“azhOOda”) or Socorro!  (“sukOru”)

A few more for blending in

 

Good morning/ day/ eve Bom dia (bom like “bawng”)/ boa tarde/ boa noite
How are you? Tudo bem? (“beng”)
I’m fine/ Very well/ Bad! Tudo bem/ muito bem/ Mal!
What’s your name? Como (“kOmu”) se chama (“shAma”)?
My name is… I am from… Chamo-me… Sou de…
Excuse me Com licença (“cawng lisEnsa”)
Do you speak English/ Spanish/ French? Fala inglês (“-sh”)/ espanhol/ francês?
Can you help me? Pode me ajudar?
Goodbye Adeus (“adéoosh”) (or Bom dia/tarde/noite)
Bye / see you later/ Goodbye Tchau / até logo/ adeus (“ahdEoos”)

Drinking and Eating

 

One, Two, Three… / One, Two more  Um – m. (“oom”)/Uma (f), Dois/Duas, Três/Três (the “s” at the end is always a “-sh”)/ Mais (“maizh”) um(a), mais dois/duas
…coffee(s)/ tea/ water/ beer /

glass / (half) bottle)/ carafe of red (white) wine /plate of the day/ Coca Cola

café(s)/ chá(s) (“shah”)/ água(s)/ cerveja(s) (“servEYzha”) /copo(s) / (meia) garafa/ jarro de vinho (“veenyu”) tinto (branco) /prato(s) do dia/ Coca Cola (duh!)
…please! …por favor
I would like / I want… Gostaria / Quero
…soup/ beef/ pork/ fish/ chicken/ octopus (yes!)/ pasta (booo!)/ salad (good luck with that!) … a sopa/o bife/ o porco/ o peixe/ o frango/ o polvo/ a massa/ uma salada (seriously, don’t)
Thanks a lot/ Thank you very much Obrigadíssimo(a) / Muito obrigado(a)
The bill, please A conta, por favor

Directions

Where is… Onde é…
…the bathroom/ Luz street/ metro/ train estation …a casa de banho/ a rua Luz / metro(!)/ estação de comboios / caminhos de ferros
straight ahead/ to the left/ to the right sempre em frente/ À esquerda (“eshgEHrda”)/ À direita

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