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Famous for its home-produced Mateus Rose, it would only be courteous to ask for a bottle of this delicious wine in the country’s own mother tongue. If this is too much to ask, Portuguese for wine is simply vinho – not too far off our own slang! We’ve also got plenty of other phrases to help you when you’re out and about…

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General phrases

English Portuguese translation Pronunciation
Hello/Hi Bom dia Bomm dee-a
Goodbye Adeus A-day-osh
Yes Sim Seem
No Nao Now
Please Por favor Poor fa-voor
Thank you Obrigado (m) Obrigada (f) Oh-bree-gad-o (a)
Excuse me Me desculpe-me May des-cul-pee
What is your name? Como se chama? Commo say shamma?
My name is … Meu nome é… May-oo nom eh…
Do you speak English? Voce fala Ingles? Vo-say fa-la een-glase?
I don't speak Portuguese Não falo português Now fa-lo poor-too-gase
I don't understand Eu nao entendo Eh no en-tendo
Could you repeat that? Pode repetir isso? Po-day rep-a-teer ee-sso?
What time is it? Que horas são? Kay or-a say-o?
How much is this? Quanto que é este(a)? Quantoo ki eh esstee(a)?
 

Out and about

English Portuguese translation Pronunciation
Where can I get a taxi? Onde posso arranjar um taxi? On-day poss-oo arran-jar um tax-ee?
Where is the restuarant? Onde e o restaurante? On-day eh oo rist-ow-rant?
Where is the bar? Onde está o bar? On-day-shta oo bar?
Where is the bank? Onde está o banco? On-day-shta oo ban-co?
Where can I change money? Onde posso trocar dinheiro? On-day possoo troo-car din-yay-roo?
Where is the petrol station? Onde está posto de gasolina? On-day shta a bom-ba de gaz-o-leena?
Where is the swimming pool? Onde esta a piscina? On-day shta a pish-eena?
Do you accept credit cards? Você aceita cartão de crédito? Vo-say ass-ayta car-tao de credeet-o?
Left A esquerda A ess- ker-da
Right A direita A dee ray-ta
Straight on Siga sempre a direito Seega sempray a dee ret-ta
Stop Pare Par
 

Food and drink

English Portuguese translation Pronunciation
Can I have a menu please? Pode me dar o menu, por favor? Pod m dar oo men-you, por fav-or?
When is breakfast served? Quando é servido o cafe da manha? Qwan-do ey ser-veedo oh ca-fay da man-ya?
When is lunch served? Quando é servido o almoco? Qwan-do ey ser-veedo oh al-moss?
When is dinner served? Quando é servido o jantar? Qwan-do ey ser-veedo oh yan-tar?
I would like a beer, please Eu gostaria a cerveja, por favor You goss-ta-reea a sir-veer-ja, poor fav-oor
I would like a white wine, please Eu gostaria vinho branco, por favor You goss-ta-reea vin-ho branco, poor fav-oor
I would like a red wine, please Eu gostaria vinho tinto, por favor You goss-ta-reea vin-ho-chin-ko, poor fav-oor
I would like a bottle of white/red wine please Eu gostaria garrafa de vinho branco/tinto, por favor You goss-ta-reea ga-haffa je vin-ho branco/chin-ko, poor fav-oor
A cup of tea/coffee, please Eu gostaria o cha/o café, por favor You goss-ta-reea o sha/o caf-aya, poor fav-oor
I would like a water, please Eu gostaria a agua, por favor You goss-ta-reea a ag-wa, poor fav-oor
I would like a bottle of water, please Eu gostaria gaffafa de agua, poor fav-oor You goss-ta-reea ga-haffa je ag-wa, poor fav-oor
Cheers! Tim-tim! Tim-tim!
Please bring the bill Por favor traga-me a conta Poor fav-oor traga-may a conta
Where are the toilets? Onde esta banheiro? On-day-shta ban-yer-o?
 

Help!

English Portuguese translation Pronunciation
Help! Socorrer Socc-or-eh
Where is the hospital? Onde e o hospital? On-dee-ay oo hosh-pee-tal?
Where is the pharmacy? Onde e o farmácia? On-day o farma-see-a?
Where is the dentist? Onde e o dentista? On-day o den-teesta?
Where is the police station? Onde e o posto da policia? On-day o poss-to da pol-its-ia?
 

Numbers

English Portuguese translation Pronunciation
Zero Zero Zare-ro
One Um Oom
Two Dois Do-ayz
Three Três Treyz
Four Quarto Qwatt-ro
Five Cinco Sin-cko
Six Seis Sayz
Seven Sete Set-to
Eight Oito O-ay-to
Nine Nove Noor-vay
Ten Dez Dez
Eleven Onze On-zay
Twelve Doze Do-zay
Thirteen Treze Trez-zay
Fourteen Quatorze Katt-or-zay
Fifteen Quinze Kin-zee
Sixteen Dezesseis Dez-e-sayz
Seventeen Dezessete Dez-e-satya
Eighteen Dezoito Dez-o-ayto
Nineteen Dezenove Dez-an-ovay
Twenty Vinte Vin-chay
One hundred Cem Same
Two hundred Dosentos Do-zen-toss
One thousand Mil Me-al
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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