Portuguese is a language spoken by 260 million people worldwide. Not only is Portuguese spoken in Portugal and Brazil, but it is also an official language in African and Asian countries. Portuguese is one the most significant languages in the world, and Portugal and Brazil are popular destinations for holidays and business trips. Whether you want to peruse learning Portuguese to do business in Portugal, or just need a basic reference for a trip abroad, we have listed some basic and useful Portuguese phrases to help you in the process.
Cactus offers outstanding Portuguese language courses for adults. If you have any questions about any of our courses please call us on +44 1273 830 960 or contact us. Our team of multilingual experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
• Hello = Olá / Oi
• Goodbye = Adeus / Tchau
• Please = Por favor
• Thank you = Obrigado
• Yes = Sim
• No = Não
• Excuse me/sorry = Desculpe / perdão
• My name is… = O meu nome é…
• What is your name? = Qual é o seu nome?
• Nice to meet you = Muito prazer
• Where do you come from? = De onde você vem?
• How are you? = Como vai? / Com vai você?
• Where is…? = Onde está…?
• I would like… = Eu gostaria de…
• How much is that? = Quanto é isso?
• How do I get to…? = Como eu chego à…?
• I don’t understand = Eu não entendo
• I’m sorry, I don’t speak Portuguese = Eu sinto muito, eu não falo português
• Do you speak English? = Você fala Inglês?
Are you looking to start learning Portuguese? Are you looking to go to sunny Algarve in Portugal or discover Brazilian Carnival? Cactus offers a variety of great Portuguese language courses for adults if you are looking for an immersive language experience.
Learning Portuguese is a great way to start exploring South America’s biggest country and create amazing memories. Going away soon? These Basic Portuguese Phrases will help you on your way and you can also Download our free Portuguese Language Kit.
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