Brazilian barbershops

Brazilian barbershops. Ele foi à barbearia para fazer a barba.

Sup fellas! All good?

On today’s Dica we will talk about Brazilian barbershops. The search for places like this has increased a lot lately, given that men have been taking care of their looks way more now. With that in mind, we prepared an example of dialogue common to Brazilian barbershops, so the men can take care of their looks at the same time they practice Portuguese. Shall we?

Example of dialogue at Brazilian barbershops

Cliente: Boa tarde, Seu Matias.
Barbeiro: Boa tarde, Seu Julio.
Cliente: Seu Matias, preciso fazer a barba e um corte de cabelo.
Barbeiro:  Claro, Seu Julio. Sente-se aqui na cadeira. O senhor quer fazer também um cavanhaque?
Cliente: Não, não. Obrigado. Prefiro fazer a barba simples.
Barbeiro: Certo. E o corte de cabelo? Como o senhor quer?
Cliente: Gostaria de um corte no estilo militar.
Barbeiro: Tudo bem então.

Depois…

Barbeiro: Está pronto, Seu Julio. Veja.
Cliente: Perfeito, Seu Matias. Quanto custa?
Barbeiro: São R$ 30,00.
Cliente: Aqui está. Obrigado, Seu Matias.
Barbeiro: De nada, Seu Julio. Até a próxima.

Translation of the dialogue

Client: Good afternoon, Mr. Matias.
Barber: Good afternoon, Mr. Julio.
Client: Mr. Matias, I need to shave my beard and cut my hair as well.
Barber: Of course Mr. Julio. Sit here on the chair. Would you like to have a goatee?
Client: No, no. Thank you. I prefer to have a simple beard.
Barber: Right. And what about the hair cut? How do you want it?
Client: I would like to have a buzz cut.
Barber: Very well then.

After…

Barber: There you go, Mr. Julio, take a look.
Client: Perfect, Mr. Matias. How much for everything?
Barber: That would be R$ 30,00.
Client: Here you go. Thank you, Mr. Matias.
Barber: You are welcome, Mr. Julio. See  you next time.

The difference between a beauty salon and a  barbershop is that the beauty salon is specialized in hair (both men and women go to beauty salons), but barbershops are specialized in beard (only men go to barbershops) 😉

That’s all folks!
We have learned a bit more about Brazilian barbershops. What about in your country, how does this type of service work?

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Relevant vocabulary

Fazer a barba
Cortar o cabelo
Cadeira
Cavanhaque
Barba
Estilo militar
To shave
To have a haircut
Chair
Goatee
Beard
Buzz cut

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Verb Fazer in the simple present
Expressions with the verb Fazer

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