Beach in Portuguese

Vocabulario de Playa en Portugués: La playa: A praia. La sombrilla: o guarda-sol. El cielo: o céu. El mar: o mar. Las nubes: as nuvens. La bola: a bola. El morro: o morro. La arena: a areia. La silla de playa: a cadeira de praia. La orilla: a Orla. La playa de Copacabana es donde se encuentra la escuela de portugués Rio & Learn.

Well hi there! All good? Ready to learn more Portuguese with us? Today is a perfect day to get a suntan, so let’s learn about the beach in Portuguese.

Going to the beach in Portuguese

In Rio de Janeiro we often have a lovely weather to go to the beach. Today the sun is shining, the temperature is nice… Perfect to cool off on the beach. To start our lesson, we need to know the verbs related to the beach in Portuguese. So, let’s check them out:

Nadar Swim
Tomar banho Take a bath
Se bronzear Get a suntan
Correr Run
Caminhar/andar Walk
Surfar Surf
Jogar Play
Comprar/alugar Buy/rent
Comer Eat
Beber Drink
Pegar onda Ride the wave
Mergulhar Dive 
Fazer snorkel Go snorkeling
Fazer kite-surfing Go kite-surfing
Fazer body board  Go body boarding 
Relaxar  Relax
Deitar  Lay down
Fazer mergulho To go diving

When we go to the beach, there’s always a lot going on, right? Many things to observe: the view, the tide, the people, their clothes… You already know the activities we do at the beach in Portuguese, now let’s learn other words related to this.

Vocabulary list about the beach in Portuguese

O guarda-sol Umbrella
A cadeira de praia Beach chair
O céu Sky
A nuvem Cloud
Os óculos escuros Sunglasses
A bola Ball
A areia Sand
O sol Sun
Pegar sol Sunbathe
A canga Sarong
O mar Sea
A onda Wave
A orla Beachfront / Promenade
O morro Hill
Os óculos de Sol Sunglasses
O mate gelado Cold Mate (drink)
O biscoito Globo Globo cookies
A prancha Surf board
Jogar Frescobol To play Frescobol
O biquíni Bikini
O maiô/ A roupa de banho Swimsuit
A sunga Speedos
O calção de banho Swimming shorts
A bermuda Shorts
Os grãos de areia Grains of sand
A espuma da onda Wave foam
A sombra Shade
O vendedor ambulante  Street vendor
O protetor solar  Sun screen
A maré Tide
A toalha Towel
 O vento Wind 
 Está ventando! It’s windy 
 Faz sol! It’s sunny 
 O salva-vidas/ guarda-vidas Lifeguards
A bandeira vermelha Red flag
Perigo Danger
Cuidado Be careful
Próprio para nadar Safe to swim

Now it’s time to practice the pronunciation of the words you’ve learned. Take a look at the video and repeat after us:

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We have a small text below using the more important vocabulary you’ll need. Let’s see the text:

Text with beach vocabulary in Portuguese

Ontem depois da aula, meus amigos e eu fomos para a praia de Copacabana que é ao lado da escola. Quando chegamos na praia pegamos um guarda-sol e também algumas cadeiras de praia para nós. O céu estava muito bonito, muito azul, com poucas nuvens. Era um dia com muito sol e infelizmente esqueci meus óculos escuros em casa. Jogamos vôlei com a bola que levamos. A areia estava um pouco quente, mas foi possível jogar e se divertir muito. Sentamos para relaxar um pouco mas as meninas queriam pegar sol então deitaram nas suas cangas. A água do mar estava um pouco fria, mas estava muito boa e as ondas estavam tranquilas. Depois de jogar volei, meus amigos e eu andamos pela orla e vimos o morro da Urca e do Leme.
Foi um dia muito bom!

Translation of the text

Yesterday, my friends and I went to Copacabana beach, which is next to the school. When we arrived at the beach, we got an sun shade and also some beach chairs. The sky was beautiful, very blue, with barely any clouds. It was a sunny day  and unfortunately I left my sunglasses at home. We played volley with a ball we took to he beach. The sand was a bit hot, but it was ok to play a match and have lots of fun. We sat down to relax a bit, but the girls wanted to sunbathe, so they laid down on their sarongs. The sea water was a bit cold, but was really good, and the waves were calm. After playing volley, my friends and I walked along the beachfront and saw the hills of Urca and Leme.
It was a great day!

All good? We have just learned a bit about the beach in Portuguese, and nothing better to practice than to going to the beach with a teacher! What do you think?

We’ll wait for you there!
Big kiss from Rio de Janeiro!


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