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Portuguese (português) is a Romance language closely related to Spanish, and even more closely related to Galician (in fact, many people consider that Galician and Portuguese are dialects of the same language). It is spoken as the official language of Portugal and Brazil, with some differences in pronunciation, spelling, and use of pronouns. It is also the official language of Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, and the co-official language of East Timor, and Macau. It is spoken mainly by the elderly in Goa, Daman and Diu in India. Portuguese-based creoles are still spoken in various former Portuguese colonies in Africa and Asia. There are around 200 million Portuguese native speakers, the vast majority in Brazil.

Portuguese speaking areas

The Portuguese in this phrasebook is of the European usage, which differs from Brazilian Portuguese in vocabulary and pronunciation. Brazilians can sometimes find it hard to understand the Portuguese from Portugal, though not vice-versa, as Brazilian pop culture is popular in Portugal.

If you know a Romance language, it will be easier for you to learn Portuguese. However, people who know a little Spanish may hastily conclude that Portuguese is close enough that it need not be studied separately. While they may be able to figure out the meaning of some signage, items on a menu, etc., understanding of verbal communication will be very low to nothing. Words such as "gente" (people) are pronounced so differently in either variant of Portuguese, that you would hardly recognise them. Also, some personal names such as "Jorge Ramos," for example, will be pronounced quite differently as well. If you speak Spanish fluently, invest a few hours getting used to the sound differences and some common words—after that you'll be able to make rapid progress understanding what people are saying to you.

If you know Spanish, watch for a lot of new vowels, a huge number of contractions (comparable to del and al) and irregular plurals. Some pronunciation differences can be easily missed, such as año (year) becoming ano. If you speak good French, you may find Portuguese pronunciation to be fairly easy, though much of the vocabulary will have changed substantially.

Pronunciation guideEdit

The pronunciation in Portugal differs significantly from that in Brazil. The difference is basically in pronunciation and a few vocabulary differences, which make it tricky even for Brazilians to understand the European Portuguese accent. Now the European uses a lot of those oo's which are not used in Brazilian.

VowelsEdit

a
as the 'a' in "far" [ah] / as the 'a' in "cat"
e
as the 'e' in "get" [eh] / silent or like 'i' in "hit" [ih] at the end of some words
i
as the 'ee' in "week" [ee] /
o
as the 'o' in "open" [oh] / almost silent at the end of words after a "t" or "d"
u
as the 'oo' in "look" / as the 'oo' in "book"

Other vowelsEdit

á
as the 'a' in "tar" but held longer
â
as the 'a' in "bat" but short
ã
a nasal sound like 'ang' in "angry"
é
long sound as the 'e' in "bled"
ê
similar to the 'ea' in "bread"
êm, em, ém
nasal sound like 'en' in "end"
ó
like the 'o' in "hot"
ô
like the 'oa' in "coat"

ConsonantsEdit

b
like boy (IPA: b)
c
like scam (before a, o, or u; IPA: k)
c
like peace (before e or i; IPA: s)
ç
like façade (before a, o, or u; IPA: s)
ch
like ship (IPA: ʃ)
d
like do (IPA: d)
f
like fin (IPA: f)
g
like go (before a, o, or u; IPA: ɡ)
g
like sabotage (before e or i; IPA: ʒ)
gu
as 'gee' in "geek" with gui, as 'ge' in "get" with gue, as 'gua' in "agua" [gwah]; in rare cases, the "u" is pronounced, such as in sanguíneo
h
is a silent letter at the beginning of a word
lh
somewhat like million (IPA: ʎ)
nh
somewhat like canyon (IPA: ɲ)
j
like measure (IPA: ʒ)
k
like skit (only found in loanwords; IPA: k)
l
light L (higher-pitched, non-dental), like British light (IPA: l)
m
like milk (IPA: m)
n
like nose (IPA: n)
p
like spin (IPA: p)
q
like English q
r
flapped R, like American butter (IPA: ɾ), or guttural R, pronounced at the back of the throat (IPA: ʁ), depending on context. "rr" is always guttural.
s
like seem (when at the beginning of a word or when followed by an 's'; IPA: s)
s
like pressure (when at the end of a word or when followed by a consonant other than 's'; IPA: ʃ) e.g. Gostaria [goosh-tah-REE-ah]
s
like busy (if preceded and followed by vowels; IPA: z) e.g. casa [KA-za]
t
like still (IPA: t)
v
like very (IPA: v)
x
like taxi (IPA: ks), like ship (IPA: ʃ), or like seem (IPA: s), depending on context
z
like zoo (IPA: z). At the end of a word, or when followed by a consonant like measure (IPA: ʒ)

Common diphthongsEdit

au
as 'ow'in "cow"
ia
as 'ia' in "Lydia"
io
as 'io' in "frio" also 'ew' sound in "new" [yoo]
ei
as 'ay' in "play"
oa
as 'oa' in "boa"
oe
as 'we' in "wet"
oi
as "oy" in "oyster"
ou
as 'oo' in "took"
ua
as 'wa' in "water"
ui
as 'wee' in "week"
ue
as 'e' in "get"

TriphtongsEdit

eia
as 'ay' in "pay" plus 'a' in "far" [all pronounced together]
uei
as 'ay' in "way"

StressEdit

As a general guide, stress the penultimate (last-but-one) syllable in most words unless it ends with any of the following letters: i; l; r; u; x; z; im; um; ins; is; uns; us – in which case, the stress is on the last syllable. Words that are stressed on syllables not according to these rules will have a written accent on the accented syllable.

European vs Brazilian PortugueseEdit

See also: Brazilian Portuguese phrasebook

Besides pronunciation differences, there are also significant lexical differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese. Other Portuguese-speaking countries generally follow European Portuguese, but are spoken with different accents and have several unique local words

English Portugal Brazil Notes
bus autocarro ônibus
train comboio trem
girl rapariga menina Rapariga means "whore" in Brazilian Portuguese
juice sumo suco
mobile phone telemóvel celular
ice cream gelado sorvete
line (of people waiting) bicha fila Bicha is a very derogatory way of referring to a gay man in Brazilian Portuguese
pineapple ananás abacaxi
breakfast pequeno-almoço café da manhã
toilet / bathroom casa de banho banheiro
dog cão cachorro But "hot dog" is always cachorro-quente

Phrase listEdit

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.


BasicsEdit

Common signs


OPEN
Aberto (ah-BEHR-too)
CLOSED
Fechado (feh-SHAH-doo)
ENTRANCE
Entrada (ehn-TRAH-dah)
EXIT
Saída (sah-EE-dah)
PUSH
Empurre (eng-POOHR)
PULL
Puxe (POO-sh)
TOILET
Casa de banho (KAH-zah deh BAH-nyoo)
MEN
Homens (OH-mehnsh)
WOMEN
Mulheres (moo-LYEHRSH)
FORBIDDEN
Proibido (proo-ee-BEE-doo)
Hello. (formal)
Olá. (oh-LAH)
How are you?
Como vai(s)? (KOH-moo VAYH(s)?)
Fine, thank you.
Bem, obrigado(a). (behng, oh-bree-GAH-doo(ah))
What is your name?
Como se(te) chama(s)? (KOH-moo seh(teh) SHAH-mah(sh)?) / Qual é o seu(teu) nome? (Kwal eh o SEH-oo(TEH-oo) NOH-meh?)
My name is ______ .
Chamo-me______. (SHAH-moo-meh___)
Pleased to meet you.
Prazer em conhecer. (prah-ZAYR ehng koh-nyeh-SAYR)
Please.
Por favor. / Se faz favor. (poor fah-VOHR / "Seh FAHSH fah-VOHR")
Thank you.
Obrigado.[m] / Obrigada. [f] (oh-bree-GAH-doo/oh-bree-GAH-dah)
You're welcome.
De nada. (deh NAH-dah)
Yes.
Sim. (seeng)
No.
Não. (nowng)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Com licença. (kohng leeSEHN-sah)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Desculpe(a). /Perdão. (dish-KOOL-peh(ah)" / "PEHR-dow)
I'm sorry.
Desculpe(a). (dish-KOOL-peh(ah))
Goodbye
Adeus. (ah-DEH-oosh)
I can't speak Portuguese well.
Não falo bem português. (nowng FAH-loo behng poor-too-GAYSH)
Do you speak English?
Fala(s) inglês? (FAH-lah(sh) een-GLAYSH?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Alguém aqui fala inglês? (ahl-GAYNG ah-KEE FAH-lah een-GLAYSH?)
Help!
Socorro! (soo-KOH-roo!)
Help me!
Ajude(a)-me! (ah-ZHOO-deh(dah)-meh!)
Look out!
Atenção! /Cuidado! (ah-tehn-SOW! / cooy-DAH-doo!)
Good morning.
Bom dia. (bohng DEE-ah)
Good afternoon.
Boa tarde. (BOH-ah TAHR-deh)
Good evening./Good night.
Boa noite. (BOH-ah NOY-teh)
I understand.
Compreendo. / Percebo. / Entendo. (kohn-pree-EHN-doo / pehr-SAY-boo / en-TEHN-doo)
I don't understand.
Não compreendo. (nowng kohn-pree-EHN-doo)
Where is the toilet?
Onde é a casa de banho? (OHN-deh eh ah KAH-zah dih BAH-nyoo?)

ProblemsEdit

Leave me alone!
Deixe(a)-me em paz! (DAY-shih(shah)-meh ehn pahsh!)
Don't touch me!
Não me toque(s)! (now meh TOH-keh(sh)!)
I'll call the police.
Vou chamar a polícia. (voh shah-MAHR ah poo-LEE-syah)
Police!
Polícia! (poo-LEE-syah!)
Stop! Thief!
Ladrão! (lah-DROWNG!)
I need your help.
Preciso da sua(tua) ajuda. (preh-SEE-zoo dah SOO-uh(TOO-uh) ah-ZHOO-dah)
It's an emergency.
É uma emergência. (eh OO-mah ee-mehr-ZHEHN-syah)
I'm lost.
Estou perdido(a). (ish-TOH pehr-DEE-doo(ah))
I lost my bag.
Perdi a minha bolsa. (per-DEE ah MEE-nyah bolsah)
I lost my wallet.
Perdi a minha carteira. (per-DEE ah MEE-nyah kahr-TAY-rah)
I'm sick.
Eu estou doente. (EH-oo ish-TOH doo-EHN-teh)
I've been injured.
Eu fui ferido. (EH-oo fwee feh-REE-doo)
I need a doctor.
Preciso de um médico. (preh-SEE-zoo deh oong meh-DEE-koo)
Can I use your phone?
Posso usar o seu(teu) telefone? (POHS-soo OO-sahr o SEH-oo(TEH-oo) teh-leh-FOH-neh)

NumbersEdit

0
zero (ZEH-roo)
1
um (oong)
2
dois/ duas (doysh/ DOO-uhsh)
3
três (traysh)
4
quatro (KWAH-troo)
5
cinco (SEENG-koo)
6
seis (saysh)
7
sete (SEH-teh)
8
oito (OY-too)
9
nove (NOH-veh)
10
dez (dehsh)
11
onze(ON-zeh)
12
doze(DO-zeh)
13
treze (TREH-zeh )
14
catorze (kah-TOHR-zeh )
15
quinze (KEENG-zeh)
16
dezasseis (deh-zahs-SAYSH )
17
dezessete (deh-zahs-SEH-teh )
18
dezoito (deh-ZOY-too)
19
dezanove (deh-zah-NOH-veh)
20
vinte (VEEN-teh)
21
vinte e um (veen-tee-OONG)
22
vinte e dois (veen-tee-DOYSH)
23
vinte e três (veen-tee-TRAYSH)
30
trinta (TREEN-tah)
40
quarenta (kwa-REHN-tah)
50
cinquenta (seen-KWEHN-tah)
60
sessenta (ses-SEHN-tah)
70
setenta (seh-TEHN-tah)
80
oitenta (oy-TEHN-tah)
90
noventa (noh-VEHN-tah)
100
cem (seyhng)
101
cento e um
102
cento e dois
125
cento e vinte e cinco
200
duzentos (doo-ZEHN-toosh)
300
trezentos (treh-ZEHN-toosh)
1,000
mil (meel)
2,000
dois mil (doys meel)
1,000,000
um milhão (oon mee-LYOWNG)

For numbers 1,000,000,000 and above, European Portuguese uses the long scale, while Brazilian Portuguese uses the short scale.

1,000,000,000
mil milhões
1,000,000,000,000
um bilião (oon bbee-LYOWNG)
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
número (NOO-meh-roo)
half
metade (meh-TAH-dih)
less
menos (MEH-noosh)
more
mais (mighsh )

TimeEdit

now
agora (ah-GOH-rah)
later
depois (deh-POYSH)
before
antes (AHN-tish)
morning
manhã (mahn-YAHNG)
afternoon
tarde (TAHR-dih)
night
noite (NOY-teh)

Clock timeEdit

one o'clock AM
uma da manhã (OO-mah dah mahn-YAHNG)
two o'clock AM
duas da manhã (DOO-ash dah mahn-YAHNG)
noon
meio-dia (MAY-oo DEE-ah)
one o'clock PM
uma da tarde (OO-mah dah TAHR-dih)
two o'clock PM
duas da tarde (DOO-ahsh dah TAHR-dih)
midnight
meia-noite (MAY-ah NOY-teh)

DurationEdit

_____ minute(s)
minuto(s) (mee-NOO-toosh)
_____ hour(s)
hora(s) (OH-ruhsh)
_____ day(s)
dia(s) (DEE-uhsh)
_____ week(s)
semana(s)(seh-MAH-nuhsh )
_____ month(s)
mês/meses (maysh/MAYH-zesh )
_____ year(s)
ano(s) (AH-noo(sh))

DaysEdit

today
hoje (OH-zheh)
yesterday
ontem (OHN-teng)
tomorrow
amanhã (ah-mah-NYAHNG)
this week
esta semana (EHSH-tah seh-MAH-nah)
last week
semana passada (seh-MAH-nah pas-SAH-dah )
next week
próxima semana (PRAW-see-mah seh-MAH-nah )
Sunday
Domingo (doh-MEEN-goo)
Monday
Segunda-feira (Seh-GOON-dah FAY-rah )
Tuesday
Terça-feira (TER-sah FAY-rah )
Wednesday
Quarta-feira (KWAR-tah FAY-rah )
Thursday
Quinta-feira (KEEN-tah FAY-rah )
Friday
Sexta-feira (Sezh-tah FAY-rah )
Saturday
Sábado (SAH-bah-doo )

MonthsEdit

January
janeiro (zhah-NAY-roo )
February
fevereiro (feh-veh-RAY-roo)
March
março (MAHR-soo)
April
abril (ah-VREEL)
May
maio (MAH-yoo)
June
junho (ZHOO-nyoo)
July
julho (ZHOO-lyoo)
August
agosto (ah-GOHSH-too)
September
setembro (seh-TENG-broo)
October
outubro (ohw-TOO-broo)
November
novembro (noh-VENG-broo)
December
dezembro (deh-ZENG-broo)

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

black
preto (PREH-too)
white
branco (BRAHNG-koo)
gray
cinzento (seen-ZEHN-too)
red
vermelho (vehr-MEH-lyoo )
blue
azul (ah-ZOOL)
yellow
amarelo (ah-mah-REH-loo)
green
verde (VEHR-deh)
orange
laranja (lah-RAHN-zhah)
pink
rosa (RAW-zah)
purple
roxo (RAW-zhoo)
brown
castanho (kahsh-TAH-nyoo )

TransportationEdit

Public transportEdit

tram
elétrico (ee-LEH-tree-koo)
boat
barco (BAHR-koo)
funicular
elevador (ay-leh-vah-DOHR)
bus
autocarro
train
comboio
How much is a ticket to _____?
Quanto custa o bilhete para _____? (KWAN-too COOSH-tah oo bee-LYEH-teh prah _____)
One ticket to _____, please.
Um bilhete para ________, por favor (oon bee-LYEH-teh prah _____, poor fah-VAWR)
Where does this train/bus go?
Para onde vai este comboio/autocarro? (prah OHN-deh vigh EESH-teh kohm-BOY-oo/ow-too-KAHR-roo)
Where is the train/bus to _____?
Onde pego o trem/comboio;ônibus/autocarro para________? (OHN-deh PEH-goo oo treng/kohm-BOY-oo;OH-nee-boosh/ow-too-KAHR-roo prah________)
Does this train/bus stop in _____?
Esse trem/comboio;ônibus/autocarro para em ________? (EE-se treng/kohm-BOY-oo;OH-nee-boosh/ow-too-KAHR-roo PAH-rah ighn________)
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
Quando é que sai o trem/comboio;ônibus/autocarro para _______? (KWAHN-doo ay keh sigh oo treng/kohm-BOY-oo;OH-nee-boosh/ow-too-KAHR-roo prah________)
When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
Quando é que este trem/comboio;ônibus/autocarro chega a _____? (KWAHN-doo ay keh EESH-teh treng/kohm-BOY-oo;OH-nee-boosh/ow-too-KAHR-roo SHEH-gah ah________)

DirectionsEdit

How do I get _____ ?
Como chego _____ KOH-moo SHAY-goo _____ )
...to the train station?
à estação de trem/comboio (ah shta-SOW deh treng/kohm-BOY-oo)
...to the bus station?
à rodoviária (ah roh-doo-vee-AH-ree-ah)
...to the airport?
ao aeroporto (A-oh ay-roo-POHR-too )
...downtown?
ao Centro (A-oh SEHN-troo )
...to the youth hostel?
ao Albergue da juventude/Pousada da juventude (A-oh ahl-BER-geh dah zhoo-veng-TOO-deh/paw-SAH-dah dah zhoo-veng-TOO-deh )
...to the _____ hotel?
ao Hotel (A-oh aw-TEHL )
... to the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
ao consulado americano/canadense/australiano/inglês (A-oh kohn-soo-LAH-doo ah-may-ree-KAH-noo/kah-nah-DENG-zeh/owsh-trah-lee-AH-noo/een-GLAYSH)
Where are there a lot of...
Onde tem bastante (AWN-deh tighn bahsh-TAHN-teh)
...hotels?
hotéis (aw-TAYSH)
...restaurants?
restaurantes (reh-staw-RAHNTSH)
...bars?
bares (bahrsh)
...sites to see?
lugares para ver (loo-GAHRSH prah VAYR)
Can you show me on the map?
Você(Tu) pode(s) me mostrar no mapa? (voh-SAY (too) POH-deh(sh) meh mohs-TRAHR noo MAH-pah )
street
Rua (roo-ah )
Turn left.
Vire à esquerda (VEER-eh ah ehsh-KEHR-dah)
Turn right.
Vire à direita (VEER-eh ah dee-RAY-tah)
left
Esquerda (ehsh-KEHR-dah )
right
Direita (dee-RAY-tah )
straight ahead
Reto (REH-too)
towards the _____
em direção à_____ (ehng dee-reh-SOWNG ah)
past the _____
Depois do(da)_____ (Deh-POYZH doo/dah )
before the _____
Antes do(da)_____ (AHN-tehsh doh/dah )
Watch for the _____.
Fique atento ao/à_____ (FEE-keh ah-TEHN-too a-oh/ah)
intersection
Cruzamento (croo-zah-MEHN-too)
north
Norte (NOHR-teh)
south
Sul (sool)
east
Leste (LEHSH-teh)
west
Oeste (oo-EHSH-teh)
uphill
Subida (soo-BEE-dah)
downhill
Descida (desh-SEE-dah)

TaxiEdit

Taxi!
Taxi! (TAHK-see)
Take me to _____, please.
Leve-me para o/a _______, por favor (LAY-veh meh prah oo/ah_____, poor fa-VAWR)
How much does it cost to get to _____?
Quanto custa ir até_____ (KWAHN-too KOOSH-tah eer ah-TAY_____ )
Take me there, please.
Leve-me para lá, por favor. (LAY-veh meh prah LAH, poor fa-FAWR )

LodgingEdit

Do you have any rooms available?
Há quartos disponíveis? (ah KWAHR-toosh deesh-poh-NEE-vaysh)
How much is a room for one person/two people?
Quanto custa para uma pessoa/ duas pessoas por noite? (KWAHN-too KOOSH-tah prah OO-mah pehs-SOW-ah/DOO-ash pehs-SOW-ahsh poor NOY-teh)
Does the room come with...
O quarte dispõe de... (oo KWAHR-too deesh-POYNG deh)
...bedsheets?
lençóis (leng-SOYSH )
...a bathroom?
... casa-de-banho (KAH-zah deh BAHN-yoo)
...a telephone?
...telefone (teh-leh-FOH-neh )
...a TV?
...televisão (teh-leh-vee-ZOW)
May I see the room first?
Posso ver o quarto antes? (PAW-soo vehr oo KWAHR-too AHN-tesh)
Do you have anything...
Tem um quarto... (tighn oong KWAHR-too)
...quieter?
mais silencioso? (mighsh see-lehn-SYAW-soo)
...bigger?
maior? (mah-YAWR)
...cleaner?
mais limpa? (mighsh LEEM-pah)
...cheaper?
mais barato? (mighsh bah-RAH-too)
OK, I'll take it.
Ok, eu aceito (oh-KAY, E-oo ah-SIGH-too)
I will stay for _____ night(s).
Eu vou ficar por uma(1)/Duas(2)noite(s) (E-oo vohw fee-KAHR poor OO-mah/DOO-ash NOY-teh(sh))
Can you suggest another hotel?
Pode sugerir um outro hotel na região? (PAW-deh soo-zheh-REER oom AW-troo aw-TEHL nah reh-ZHOW)
Do you have a safe?
Tem um cofre? (tighn oom KOH-freh)
...lockers?
cacifos? (kah-SEE-foosh)
Is breakfast included?
O pequeno almoço está incluido? (oo peh-KEH-noo ahl-MAW-soo shtah een-kloo-EE-doo)
What time is breakfast?
A que horas é o pequeno almoço? (ah keh AW-rahsh eh oo peh-KEH-noo ahl-MAW-soo)
Please clean my room.
Pode limpar o quarto, por favor? (PAW-deh leem-PAHR oo KWAHR-too, poor fah-VAWR)
Can you wake me at _____?
Pode acordar-me às ___? (PAW-deh ah-coor-DAHR-meh ahsh___ )
I want to check out.
Quero fazer a saída (KEH-roo fah-ZAYR ah sah-EE-dah)

MoneyEdit

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
Aceita dólares americanos/australianos/canadenses? ('ah-SAY-tah DAW-larz ah-meh-ree-KAH-noosh/owsh-trah-lee-AH-noosh, kah-nah-DEHN-sesh')
Do you accept British pounds?
Aceita libras esterlinas? (ah-SAY-tah LEE-bras shtehr-LEE-nash)
Do you accept credit cards?
Aceita cartão de crédito? (ah-SAY-tah kahr-TOWNG deh KREH-dee-too)
Can you change money for me?
Pode cambiar/trocar dinheiro para mim? (PAW-deh kahm-BYAHR/ troo-KAHR dee-NYAY-roo prah meeng)
Where can I get money changed?
Onde tem uma casa de câmbio? (AWN-deh tighn OO-ma KAH-zah deh KAHM-byoo)
Can you change a traveler's check for me?
Você pode me descontar um cheque de viagem? (voh-SAY PAW-deh meh desh-kohn-TAHR oon SHEH-keh deh vee-AH-zhign)
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
Onde posso descontar um cheque de viagem? (AWN-deh POH-soo desh-kohn-TAHR oon SHEH-keh deh vee-AH-zhign )
What is the exchange rate for the US dollar?
Qual é o câmbio para o dólar? (kwahl eh oo KAHM-byoo prah oo DAW-lahr )
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
Onde tem um caixa automático/ um Multibanco? (AWN-deh tighn oong KIGH-shah ow-taw-MAH-tee-koo/ oong mool-tee-BAHNG-koo)

EatingEdit

A table for one person/two people, please.
Tem mesa para uma/duas pessoas, por favor? (tighn MEH-zah prah OO-ma/DOO-ash peh-SOW-ash, poor fah-VAWR?)
Can I look at the menu, please?
Posso ver o menu, por favor? ( )
Can I look in the kitchen?
Posso ver a cozinha?( )
Is there a house specialty?
Há alguma especialidade da casa? ( )
Is there a local specialty?
Há algum prato típico (a al-GOUN prah-TOH ti-PI-koh)
I'm a vegetarian.
Eu sou vegetariano (EH-oo so ve-ghee-ter-RI-ahn-o)
I don't eat pork.
Eu não como carne de porco (EH-oo now como kar-NE de pour-KOH)
I don't eat beef.
Eu não como carne de vaca.
I only eat kosher food.
Só como produtos kosher.
Can you make it "light", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
Pode fazer com pouca gordura? ( )
fixed-price meal
Preço de refeição fixo.( )
a la carte
a la carte ( )
breakfast
pequeno almoço ( )
lunch
almoço ( )
tea (meal)
lanche ( )
supper
jantar ( )
I want _____.
Eu quero ( )
I want a dish containing _____.
Quero um prato que tenha ( )
chicken
galinha ( )
beef
carne de vaca ( )
fish
peixe ( )
ham
presunto ( )
sausage
salsicha ( )
cheese
queijo ( )
eggs
ovos ( )
salad
salada ( )
(fresh) vegetables
vegetais ( )
(fresh) fruit
frutas ( )
pineapple
ananás
ice cream
gelado
bread
pão ( )
toast
torrada ( )
noodles
macarrão ( )
rice
arroz ( )
beans
feijão ( )
May I have a coffee
Um café, por favor
May I have a coffee (drip or mug of)
'Um café, por favor
coffee (espresso cup with milk)
Pingado
coffee (in a mug with milk)
Café com leite
tea (drink)
chá ( )
juice
sumo ( )
(bubbly) water
água com gás ( )
(still) water
água sem gás ( )
beer
cerveja ( )
red/white wine
vinho tinto/branco ( )
May I have some _____?
Pode me dar ( )
salt
sal ( )
black pepper
pimenta do reino ( )
butter
manteiga ( )
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
Com licença or desculpe
I'm finished.
Já acabei ( jah a-kah-BYE)
It was delicious.
Estava delicioso ( )
Please clear the plates.
Por favor, limpe os pratos ( )
The check, please.
A conta, por favor

BarsEdit

Do you serve alcohol?
Sevem álcool? ( )
Is there table service?
Servem à mesa'? ( )
A beer/two beers, please.
Uma/Duas cervejas, por favor ( )
A glass of red/white wine, please.
Um copo de vinho tinto/branco, por favor( )
A pint, please.
Uma imperial, por favor ( )
A bottle, please.
Uma garrafa, por favor ( )
whiskey
Uísque ( )
vodka
Vodca ( )
rum
Rum( )
water
Água (ag-WAH)
club soda
Água gaseificada (ag-WAH ga-ZIH-fee-cah-dah)
tonic water
Água tónica (ag-WAH to-NIH-cah)
orange juice
Suco/Sumo de laranja ( )
Coke (soda)
Coca-cola ( )
Do you have any bar snacks?
Tem aperitivos? ( )
One more, please.
Mais um(a), por favor( )
Another round, please.
Outra rodada, por favor ( )
When is closing time?
Quando é que fecha? ( )
Cheers!
Viva! ( )

ShoppingEdit

Do you have this in my size?
Tem isto no meu tamanho? ( )
How much is this?
Quanto custa isto? ( )
That's too expensive.
É demasiado caro. ( )
Would you take _____?
( )
expensive
Caro ( )
cheap
Barato ( )
I can't afford it.
Não tenho dinheiro para isso. ( )
I don't want it.
Não quero isso. ( )
You're cheating me.
Estás a enganar-me ( )
I'm not interested.
Não estou interessado(a) (Nao obrigado)
OK, I'll take it.
Ok, eu levo. ( )
Can I have a bag?
Pode dar-me um saco? ( )
Do you ship (overseas)?
Entregam encomendas no estrangeiro? ( )
I need...
Eu preciso...
...toothpaste.
...pasta de dentes
...a toothbrush.
...uma escova de dentes
...tampons.
...tampões
...soap.
sabão
...shampoo.
champô
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen)
analgésico (aspirina)
...cold medicine.
medicamento para constipação
...stomach medicine.
medicamento para a barriga
...a razor.
uma lâmina de barbear
...an umbrella.
um chapéu de chuva
...sunblock lotion.
protetor solar
...a postcard.
um postal
...postage stamps.
selos
...batteries.
pilhas
...writing paper.
papel para escrever
...a pen.
uma caneta
...English-language books.
livros em inglês
...English-language magazines.
revistas em inglês
...an English-language newspaper.
um jornal em inglês
...an English-English dictionary.
um dicionarío Inglês-Inglês

DrivingEdit

I want to rent a car.
posso alugar um carro? ( )
Can I get insurance?
posso ter seguro ( )
stop (on a street sign)
PARE (STOP )
one way
sentido único ( )
yield
cedência de passagem ( )
no parking
proibido estacionar ( )
speed limit
limite de velocidade ( )
gas (petrol) station
bomba de gasolina ( )
petrol
gasolina ( )
diesel
gasóleo ( )

AuthorityEdit

I haven't done anything wrong.
Não fiz nada de errado. ( )
It was a misunderstanding.
Isto é um mal-entendido ( )
Where are you taking me?
Para onde me levam? ( )
Am I under arrest?
Estou preso? ( )
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
Sou um cidadão Americano/Australiano/Britânico/Canadiano ( )
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
Quero falar com a embaixada / o consulado Americano/Australiano/Britânico/Canadiano ( )
I want to talk to a lawyer.
Quero falar com um advogado ( )
Can I just pay a fine now?
Posso pagar uma fiança já? ( )
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