Portuguese Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Portuguese. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Portuguese Classes.


This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Portuguese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in Portuguese

Comparative Portuguese Audio
As... asTão...como
Tallermais alto / alta do que
Shortermais baixo / baixa do que
Youngermais novo / nova do que
Oldermais velho / velha do que
As tall as Tão alto / alta como
Taller thanMais alto / alta que
Shorter thanMais baixo / baixa que
More beautifulmais bonito / bonita do que
Less beautifulMenos bonito
Most beautifulO mais bonito
HappierMais feliz
HappiestO Mais feliz
You are happyTu és feliz
You are as happy as MayaTu és tão feliz como a Maya
You are happier than MayaTu és mais feliz que a Maya
You are the happiestTu és o mais feliz
GoodBom / Bem
BestO Melhor
WorstO Pior


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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Portuguese

Shopping Portuguese Audio
Can you take less?Pode fazer um desconto?
Do you accept credit cards?Aceita cartão de crédito?
How much is this?Quanto é? / Quanto custa isto?
I'm just lookingEstou apenas a ver
Only cash please!Só aceitamos dinheiro.
This is too expensiveÉ muito caro
CheckConta / Cheque
Credit cardCartão de crédito
Gas stationEstação de serviço (PT) / Gasolineira (BR)
ParkingParque de estacionamento


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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Portuguese

Restaurant Portuguese Audio
I'm vegetarianSou vegetariano(a)
It is very delicious!É delicioso(a)!
May we have the check please!A conta, por favor?
The bill please!A conta, por favor!
Waiter / waitress!Empregado / Empregada de mesa
What do you recommend? (to eat)O que recomenda?
What's the name of this dish?Como se chama este prato?
Where is there a good restaurant?Onde fica um bom restaurante?
A cup ofUma chávena de
A glass ofUm copo de
Black pepperPimenta preta
MenuCardápio / menu
SpicyPicante / Condimentado
Tip (money for the waiter)Gorjeta

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Portuguese about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.