Last updated on December 5th, 2018
You want to speak like a Portuguese navigator or a Portuguese fishmonger? You want to speak the language of discoveries of the soul(mate) or simply order some bacalhau and a beer? Let Pedrito and chum teach you some useful sentences to interact with the locals in Lisbon!
Olá – Hello
Bom Dia – Good morning
Boa Tarde – Good afternoon
Boa Noite – Good evening
Adeus – Goodbye
Como estas? – How are you?
Bem – Fine/well
Sim – Yes
Não – No
Obrigado – Thank you (if you are a boy like Pedrito)
Obrigada – Thank you (if you are a girl like Pedrita)
De nada – Not at all / you are welcome
Por favor – Please
Desculpe – Excuse me / sorry
Bom apetite – Good appetite / Enjoy the meal
Onde? – Where?
Quando? – When?
Quanto custa? – How much?
Casa de ban ho – Toilet
Farmácia – Pharmacy
Fica o correio – Post office
Aeroporto – Airport
Estação do metrô – Metro station
Insolvência – bankruptcy
Quero uma cerveja – I want a beer
Striking up a conversation in Portuguese
Amigo – A male friend
Amiga – A female friend
Muito prazer – Please to meet you
Com prazer – With pleasure
Como se chama? – What’s your name? (polite)
Como te chamas? – What’s your name? (casual)
O meu nome é Pedrito – My name is Pedrito
Qual é o seu número de telefone? – What’s your phone number? (polite)
Qual é o teu número de telefone? – What’s your phone number? (casual)
De onde é? – Where are you from (polite)
De onde es? – Where are you from (casual)
Sou de Lisboa – I am from Lisbon
Stroking the flames in Portuguese
Sou solteiro – I am single (if you are a boy like Pedrito)
Sou solteira – I am single (if you are girl like Pedrita)
Portugal tem muitas belezas naturais – Portugal has many beautiful naturescapes
Es quente como o piri – You are as fiery as piri piri
Quero partilhar um vinho do porto contigo – I would like to share Port (wine) with you
Other useful expression
Eu não posso pagar as minhas dívidas – I cannot pay my debts
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