Adjectives

Portuguese Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Portuguese like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.

Adjectives

Knowing adjectives in Portuguese is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Portuguese is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.

Adjectives List in Portuguese

Adjectives Portuguese Audio
Tallalto
Shortcurto / baixo
Biggrande
Widelargo
Longlongo / comprido
Smallpequeno
Thickgrosso / espesso
Thinfino
Newnovo
Old (opposite of new)antigo / velho
Cheapbarato
Expensivecaro
Youngjovem
Old (opposite of young)velho
Wrongerrado
Right (correct)correto
Goodbom
Badmau
Difficultdifícil
Easyfácil

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Portuguese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Portuguese Adjectives in a Sentence

English Portuguese Audio
Am I right or wrong?Estou certo ou errado?
Is he younger or older than you?Ele é mais novo ou mais velho que tu?
Is the test easy or difficult?O teste é fácil ou difícil?
Is this book new or old?Isto é um livro novo ou velho?
This is so expensiveIsto é muito caro.

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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in Portuguese

Food Portuguese Audio
BreakfastPequeno-almoço (PT) / café da manhã (BR)
LunchAlmoço
DinnerJantar
MealRefeição
ApplesMaçãs
AvocadosAbacates
BananasBananas
BeansFeijões
BreadPão
ButterManteiga
Carrots Cenouras
CheeseQueijo
ChickenFrango / galinha
CoffeeCafé
CornMilho
CucumbersPepinos
EggsOvos
FigsFigos
FishPeixe
FoodComida
FruitFruta
GarlicAlho
GrapesUvas
Ice creamGelado (PT) / sorvete (BR)
LemonsLimões
LettuceAlface
MeatCarne
MilkLeite
OlivesAzeitonas
OnionsCebolas
Orange juiceSumo de laranja (PT) / suco de laranja (BR)
OrangesLaranjas
PeachesPêssegos
PearsPeras
PeppersPimentos / pimentões
PineapplesAnanases / abacaxis
PizzaPizza
PotatoesBatatas
PumpkinAbóbora
SaladSalada
SaltSal
SandwichSandes / sanduíche
Soda (like Coke)Refrigerante (PT) / soda (BR)
StrawberriesMorangos
SugarAçúcar
TeaChá
TomatoesTomates
VegetablesLegumes / Vegetais
WaterÁgua
WatermelonMelancia

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Daily Conversation in Portuguese

Finally, a list of sentences If you simply want to ask a question, please vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio
Are you thirsty?Tens / Tem sede? (PT) / Você tem sede? (BR)
I'm hungryEstou com fome
Do you have a bottle of water?Tens / tem uma garrafa de água? (PT) / Você tem uma garrafa de água? (BR)
Breakfast is readyO pequeno-almoço está pronto!
What kind of food do you like?Que tipo de comida é que gosta / gostas? (PT) / De que tipo de comida é que você gosta? (BR)
I like cheeseGosto de queijo
Bananas taste sweetAs bananas são doces
I don't like cucumberNão gosto de pepino
I like bananasGosto de bananas
Lemons taste sourOs limões são amargos / azedos
This fruit is deliciousEsta fruta é deliciosa
Vegetables are healthyOs legumes / vegetais são saudáveis
Hi!Oi! / Olá!
Good morning!Bom dia!
Good afternoon!Boa tarde!
Good evening!Boa noite!
Welcome!Benvindo!
How are you? (informal)Como vais? (sing.) / Como vão? (pl.)
How are you? (formal)Como está? (sing.) / Como estão? (pl.)
What's up? (colloquial) Tudo bem? (colloq.PT) / Tudo jóia? (colloq.BR)
I'm fine, thank you!Eu estou bem, obrigado(a)!
And you? (informal)E tu / você? (sing.) / E vocês? (pl.)
And you? (formal)E o(a)senhor(a)? (sing.) / E os(as) senhores(as)? (pl.)
Goodbom (masc.) / boa (fem.) / Bem

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Portuguese about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.