See you later
+ Another way to say
+ When it is a woman who speaks
Thanks a lot
+ When it is a man who speaks
Thank you for your help
+ When it is a woman who speaks
Don't mention it
How much is it?
I don't understand
I get it
I don't know
Excuse me, where are the toilets?
Happy New Year!
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Printable version - Portuguese (Vocabulary)
How to learn Portuguese by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in Lisbon in Portugal or in Rio in Brazil, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.
Why speak Portuguese while travelling?
Portugal, a captivating country at the crossroads of culturesPortugal is Europe's oldest country. Its history and cultural heritage have been marked by many influences which have given each region a distinct personality. Being able to converse with its people, whose kindness and hospitality are clear for all to see, will make your stay even more rewarding.
A language spoken on every continentPortuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world and the 5th most used language on the Internet. This language is spoken in Europe of course, but also in Brazil and in Africa (Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde). It is also the official language of two Asian countries: Macao and East Timor. Although there are local variations, the language remains largely homogeneous wherever it is used.
An international language which is increasingly sought afterA growing number of companies are choosing to locate in Brazil or to establish commercial links with this country. Thanks to its economic and demographic vitality, the number of speakers will only increase in the coming decades. To learn to speak Portuguese today is to choose a language of the future which promotes interaction on a global scale.
Make a success of your stay in Portugal, Brazil or in a Portuguese-speaking countryWhether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.
How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?There are no good or bad techniques when you start learning a language on your own: in essence, it requires self-confidence and the ability to be guided by your own instinct for discovery. The only thing you should never lose sight of is what motivated you to speak this language: you fell in love with Fado, you want to read the sublime and subtle poetry of Pessoa in its original language, you think that Brazilians are the most wonderful football players in the world, or the Rio Carnival is your next holiday destination? In order to conserve your energy, we would advise you to focus as much as possible in your first lessons on your primary motivation to learn the language. Then gradually you will discover more reasons to love this language, which is filled with warm and varied cultural currents.
One of the characteristics of the Portuguese language is that it is spoken with melodic and nasal tones at the same time. It is essential to try to master the word stress in order to succeed at pronouncing it well. Moreover, the presence of a special accent, the “tilde (~)” which can be found on the “o” or the “a”, will give a valuable indication of how to pronounce words with these vowels. Obviously this is only a brief overview, as you will literally have to immerse yourself in this language to be able to assimilate the many subtleties related to its pronunciation.
We invite you to listen to the pronunciation of the letters by clicking on the following link: Portuguese alphabet with audio.