Asking for a Favor in Portuguese

Ejemplo de como pedir un favor en portugués: Você poderia me emprestar esse livro?

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Asking for a Favor in Portuguese

We use specific verbs and forms when we are asking for favors in Portuguese. Querer, poder and gostar are the most common ones and we use them with the imperfect past.

Asking for favors in Portuguese. Usamos os verbos poder, gostar e querer com a seguinte estrutura. Poder, poderia, gostar, gostaria, querer, queria.

You can see more in our Dica do Dia about Polite Requests in Portuguese.

Let’s see some examples using expressions to ask for a favor in Portuguese.

Asking for a Favor in Portuguese in a Restaurant

Asking for a favor in Portuguese.

Garçom – Boa tarde, senhor!
ClienteBoa tarde!
G – O senhor já foi atendido?
C– Ainda não. Posso fazer o meu pedido com você?
G– Claro, senhor!
C – Para começar, como entrada, eu gostaria de pedir uma caipirinha. Como prato principal gostaria de comer um prato de arroz, feijão e bife com batatas fritas e também gostaria de uma salada como acompanhamento.
G – Certo, senhor. E para beber? Gostaria de algo para beber?
C – Sim. Para beber, gostaria de uma cerveja e como sobremesa, gostaria de um queijo com goiabada.

Waiter – Good afternoon, sir!
Client – Good afternoon!
W – Have you ordered yet?
C – No. Can you take my order?
W – Sure, sir!
C – As an aperitif, I would like to order a caipirinha. For the main course I would like to have beef with rice and beans, fries, and I would also like a salad.
W  – Ok, sir. And what would you like to drink? Would you like to have something to drink?
C  – Yes. To drink, I would like to have a beer and for dessert, I would like to have cheese with sweet guava.

Asking for a Favor in Portuguese in a Bar

Asking for a favor in Portuguese.

Balconista – Pois não, posso ajudar?
Cliente – Sim. Eu queria uma cerveja bem gelada, por favor.
B – Claro. O senhor também quer comer alguma coisa?
C – Sim. Eu queria comer um salgado.
B – O senhor quer algo mais?
C – Não, muito obrigado. Boa tarde!
B – Boa tarde!

Bartender – Can I help you?
Client – Yes. I would like to have a cold beer, please.
B – Sure. Would you like something to eat too?
C – Yes. I would like to have a savory pastry please.
B – Anything else?
C – No, thank you very much. Have a good afternoon!
B – Good afternoon!

At School

Asking for favor in Portuguese.

Professor – Marcos, você poderia fechar a porta, por favor? Está um pouco frio.
Marcos – Sim, professor, claro.
P – Maria, você poderia dizer em que página do livro paramos na última aula?
M – Sim, professor. Paramos na página 74.
P – José, você poderia me dizer qual a capital do Rio de Janeiro.
J – Sim, professor: a capital do Rio de Janeiro é Rio de Janeiro.
P – Muito bem, José!
J – Obrigado, professor.
P – Alunos, vocês poderiam terminar o exercício da página 75 em casa? Vamos corrigir na segunda-feira.
P – Muito bem! Bom fim de semana a todos.

Teacher – Marcos, could you close the door, please? It’s a bit cold.
Marcos – Sure, teacher.
T – Maria, could you tell us on which page we stopped last class?
M – Yes, teacher. We stopped on page 74.
T – José, Could you tell me the capital of the state Rio de Janeiro?
J – Yes, teacher: the capital of Rio de Janeiro is the city Rio de Janeiro.
T – Very good, José!
J – Thank you, teacher.
T – Students, could you finish the exercise on page 75 at home, please? We are going to correct it on Monday.
T – Ok! Have a good weekend.

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the dialogues using the correct verbs and forms:

A: Bom dia, posso ajudar?
B: Bom dia, pode sim.
A: Eu ________  _________ saber o horário de funcionamento da escola.
B: Claro! Nós funcionamos das 8h até às 18h. O senhor ________  _________ de perguntar mais alguma coisa?
A: Sim. É porque meu marido e eu vamos ao Rio e ___________ estudar um pouco de português, por isso ___________  __________ ter mais informações. Vocês _____________ enviar preços e orçamento por e-mail? É porque eu ___________ analisar um calma.
B: Claro que ____________! É só falar o contato que passamos para a senhora.
A: Obrigado!

Now we know a little more about asking for a favor in Portuguese.

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Different ways to call the waiter in Brazil
How to order a coffee in Brazil
Simple present of verb Poder in Portuguese
To want in the simple present in Portuguese




A: Bom dia, posso ajudar?
B: Bom dia, pode sim.
A: Eu gostaria de saber o horário de funcionamento da escola.
B: Claro! Nós funcionamos das 8h até às 18h. A senhora gostaria de perguntar mais alguma coisa?
A: Sim. É porque meu marido e eu vamos ao Rio e queríamos estudar um poucod e português, por isso gostaríamos de ter mais informações. Vocês poderiam enviar preços e orçamento por e-mail? É porque eu queria analisar com calma.
B: Claro que poderíamos! É só falar o contato que passamos para a senhora.
A: Obrigado!

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