Brazilian Accessories

brazilian accessories: adoramos usar oculos de sol na praia

How are you doing? Today, as usual, we’ll tell you something that will broaden your knowledge of Brazilian culture… but it might also add something your style? Let’s discuss Brazilian accessories! You have already seen everything related to women’s clothing and then to men’s clothing in Portuguese. But now we will talk about the multiple accessories in Portuguese, that you can find anywhere you look around in Brazil. I am sure your Portuguese teacher wears at least one of them for classes! Let’s find out?

Brazilian Accessories: Head

accessories - hat and cap in portuguese: chapéu and boné

We selected three famous types of hats to talk about. The chapéu is a very broad term to anything you use in your head. The boné is very famous in the street style, and you can use it with flap forward or backwards. Which do you prefer? Finally, the gorro is that head accessory for when it’s very cold, which for us here in Rio de Janeiro is rare.

example of famous brazilian accessories. sunglassses in portuguese: óculos de sol.

We all know someone that needs glasses, right? We call them óculos! You might even find people that call it óculos de grau, which means glasses with prescription. The óculos de sol is a variation that you can use it at the beach!

earings in portuguese: brincos.

Let’s now talk about something to make us shine even brighter! Brincos are used on our ears, and you can have as many as you want. The colar, on the other hand, we use on our necks. And for our fingers, we have the anel. But did you know that commitment rings are called alianças? What about you? Do you prefer silver or golden accessories?

Brazilian Accessories: Hair

example of brazilian accessories for the hair. hairband in protuguese: elástico de cabelo.

If you have long hair, this is the section for you! If you want to style that amazing ponytail, you will probably need a good elástico de cabelo. They stretch and can be used for many hairstyles. We call it this way because the word elástico is also used for everyday stationary elastics. The grampo can come in many styles, but the most famous one is the simple ones, that we often use hidden under our hairstyle. And finally, we have the practical presilha! Some people in Rio might refer to this one in the picture as piranha, which is also a swear-word, so keep that in mind!

Brazilian Accessories: Arms

famous accessory for the wrist: relógio de pulso, or wrist watch in portuguese.

Do you wear an analog watch or a smartwatch? Well, it doesn’t matter. When talking about Brazilian accessories, they are all called relógio de pulso. Did you know that our Santos Dumont was the one that popularized the relógio de pulso? Before that, it was just worn by royalty. The pulseira, on the other hand, is a very common accessory that most people love to wear, right? Tornozeleiras are not as common, and are worn around the tornozelos, and that is why it receives this name.

Brazilian Accessories: Bags

example of alternative for purse in portuguese: pochete, or fanny pack in portuguese.

Some people love cinto, and use them as true accessories, while others just use them when their pants are loose. It’s the same for pochete: some people swear it’s the tackiest thing on Earth, but others love their usefulness. Do you think it’s difficult to style a pochete with other articles of clothing? Finally, the carteira is where you keep all your documents and money!

example of purse in portuguese: bolsa.

And to carry all your stuff around when you go study Portuguese, you need one of these three: bolsa, usually worn by ladies, and can come in any sizes and shapes; mochila, used by everyone from young to old; and if you really have much stuff, a good old mala de viagem is the right choice for you!

Accessories Pronunciation

Now let’s check our pronunciation about accessories in Portuguese with the video! You can turn on the subtitles if needed:

Exercises for Accessories

1) Choose the right accessory below to complete each phrase:

óculos de sol / brincos / pochete / mala de viagem / chapéu / relógio de pulso / colar

  • Quando estou no Rio de Janeiro, sempre carrego meus __________ devido ao sol forte!
  • Você prefere usar boné ou __________ na praia?
  • Os __________ dela são de ouro, os meus são de prata.
  • Seu __________ tem um pingente de estrela! É muito bonito!
  • A __________ é muito usada quando você não quer carregar uma bolsa e ficar com as mãos livres.
  • Quando você viaja, sua __________ é muito cheia?
  • Meu __________ não é um smartwatch. É um clássico com pulseira de couro preta!

So, that was some of the most famous accessories in Portuguese! What are your favorite accessories to wear? Are there any that you detest? That’s it for the Brazilian accessories! I hope you all enjoyed it, and don’t forget to subscribe to our youtube channel and learn more Portuguese with us!

Bye, everyone!
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  • Quando estou no Rio de Janeiro, sempre carrego meus óculos de sol devido ao sol forte!
  • Você prefere usar boné ou chapéu na praia?
  • Os brincos dela são de ouro, os meus são de prata.
  • Seu colar tem um pingente de estrela! É muito bonito!
  • A pochete é muito usada quando você não quer carregar uma bolsa e ficar com as mãos livres.
  • Quando você viaja, sua mala de viagem é muito cheia?
  • Meu relógio de pulso não é um smartwatch. É um clássico com pulseira de couro preta!

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