Phrases

Portuguese Phrases (Common Expressions)

Duration: 30 min

This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Portuguese. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Portuguese

Phrases Portuguese Audio
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)!
Hi!Oi! / Olá!
Good morning!Bom dia!
Good afternoon!Boa tarde!
Good evening!Boa noite!
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
We speak two languagesNós falamos duas línguas
They speak four languagesEles falam quatro línguas
I visited one countryEu visitei um país
She visited three countriesEla visitou três países
She has one sisterEla tem uma irmã
He has two sistersEle tem duas irmãs
Welcome!Benvindo!
Do you like it here?Gostas de estar aqui?
See you later!Até logo!
Thank you very much!Muito obrigado(a)!
I really like it!Gosto muito!
Happyfeliz
Sadtriste
Thank you!Obrigado(a)!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")De nada
Have a nice day!Tenha um bom dia!
Good night!Boa noite!
Have a good trip!Tenha uma boa viagem!
It was nice talking to you!Foi um prazer falar / conversar consigo! (formal) / Gostei de falar contigo! (friendly PT) / Gostei de
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.

More Sentences

English Portuguese Audio
Languages
I don't speak KoreanNão falo coreano
I love the Japanese languageAdoro a língua japonesa
I speak ItalianFalo italiano
I want to learn SpanishQuero aprender espanhol
My mother tongue is GermanA minha língua materna é o alemão
Spanish is easy to learnO espanhol é fácil de aprender
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugEle tem um tapete marroquino
I have an American carTenho um carro americano
I love French cheeseAdoro queijo francês
I'm ItalianSou italiano(a)
My father is GreekO meu pai é grego
My wife is KoreanA minha esposa / mulher é coreana
Countries
Have you ever been to India?Já esteve / estiveste na Índia?
I came from SpainSou / Venho de Espanha
I live in AmericaVivo na América
I want to go to GermanyQuero ir à Alemanha
I was born in ItalyNasci na Itália
Japan is a beautiful countryO Japão é um país muito bonito
Long time no seeHá muito tempo que não te / o / a via
I missed youTive saudades tuas / suas
What's new?Novidades?
Nothing newNada de novo
Make yourself at home!Faz como se estivesses em casa
Have a good tripFaz boa viagem
Can I practice Italian with you?Posso praticar o italiano contigo?
I speak French but with an accentEu falo francês mas com pronúncia
I was born in MiamiNasci em Miami
I'm from JapanSou do Japão
The letter is inside the bookA carta está dentro do livro
The pen is under the deskA caneta está debaixo da mesa
DirectionsIndicações
Can I help you?Posso ajudá-lo(a)?
Can you help me?Pode ajudar-me? (PT) / Você pode me ajudar? (BR)
Can you show me?Pode indicar-me / indicar-nos?
Come with me!Venha(m) comigo!
Downtown (city center)Baixa (centro da cidade)
Excuse me! (to ask someone)Desculpe!
Go straightSiga(m) em frente
How can I get to the museum? Como é que se vai para o museu?
How long does it take to get there?Quanto tempo leva a chegar lá?
I'm lostEstou perdido(a)
I'm not from hereNão sou de cá
It's far from hereÉ longe daqui
It's near hereÉ perto daqui
One moment please!Um momento, por favor!
Turn leftVire(m) à esquerda
Turn rightVire(m) à direita

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Here are the rest of the Portuguese phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.