Boat in Portuguese

boat in portuguese: barco

Hi, folks! Our Dica today talks about a mean of transportation. As we have learned before, we have many ways to walk around in our cities and even from country to country. Today, we will pay a particular attention to the boat in Portuguese! So, let’s learn all the vocabulary related to this theme, and also do some nice exercises to test our knowledge!

Vocabulary for Boat in Portuguese

O barcoThe boat
A barcaThe ferry boat
O navioThe ship
O convésThe deck
Os assentosThe seats
Os assentos preferenciaisThe preferencial seats
A cabineThe cabin
Os passageirosThe passengers
O capitãoThe captain
O colete salva-vidasThe life vest
O bote salva-vidasThe lifeboat
A boiaThe lifesaving float
EmbarcarTo board
DesembarcarTo disembark
A bilheteriaThe box office
As catracasThe turnstiles
O dequeThe deck
A cordaThe rope
As instruções de segurançaThe security instructions
A placa de sinalizaçãoThe signpost
A boia salva-vidasThe lifebuoy

To clarify some of these terms, Brazilians usually use the word barco in general terms to refer to means of transport that go through the water. We usually use the word navio for those big enormous ships with plenty of people, for example the cruises or tanker ships! And finally, the word barca is used to describe a big boat, but that doesn’t go for a vacation trip, but rather a fast one, like the Rio de Janeiro – Niterói. If you ever want to take a look at a real life barca in Brazil, we have just the right RioLIVE! experience for you.

Take a Virtual Tour from Rio to Niterói

So, if you ever come to Rio to study Portuguese with us, we can make this small trip from Rio to Niterói. Let’s take a look at some of the things you will see while having this adventure! This is a nice way to review the vocabulary and see if you understood all the words:

boat in portuguese: bilheteria
boat in portuguese: barca
the deck in portuguese: deque
assentos is seats
security instructions: instruções de segurança
lifebuoy: boia salva-vidas
boat in portuguese: catracas
boat in portuguese: embarque
rope in portuguese: corda
passageiros is passengers
the signpost in portuguese, placa de sinalização
verb disembark in portuguese: desembarcar

Pronunciation of Boat in Portuguese

Let’s repeat the words we just learned! You can turn on the subtitles if needed!

Exercise about Boats in Portuguese

Can you correlate the words with their rightful meaning?

A – navio

B – embarcar

C – capitão

D – passageiro

E – assentos preferenciais

(_) embarcação de grande porte, destinada à navegação em mar aberto;

(_) bancos para sentar, reservados a idosos, grávidas e pessoas com necessidades especiais;

(_) aquele que comanda o navio ou embarcação;

(_) entrar num navio ou num ônibus, por exemplo;

(_) pessoa que usa um meio de transporte;

That’s it for the boat in Portuguese! What mean of transportation you love the most? Is there one that you fear using? Tell us in the comments, we will love to hear from you!

We’ll be waiting for you here!
Bye bye!

          Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Means of transportation in Portuguese
Verb to Go + Means of Transportation

Travel Vocabulary in Portuguese


Navio: embarcação de grande porte, destinada à navegação em mar aberto;

Assentos Preferenciais: bancos para sentar, reservados a idosos, grávidas e pessoas com necessidades especiais;

Capitão: aquele que comanda o navio ou embarcação;

Embarcar: entrar num navio ou num ônibus, por exemplo;

Passageiro: pessoa que usa um meio de transporte;

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