Greetings in Portuguese

Saludos en Portugués. Boa tarde!

Hey guys, what’s up? Well, we’ve just seen a video with greetings in Portuguese. Now, let’s understand how to use them.

Greetings in Portuguese

There are formal greetings in Portuguese but cariocas also like to use more informal greetings. So, let’s understand this, check it out:


Bom dia
Boa tarde
Boa noite
Tudo bem?
Tudo bom?[/one_half][one_half_last]Informal

E aí!
Fala aí, cara!
Beleza, brother?
Qual é?[/one_half_last]


[one_half]João: Oi Paulo! Tudo bom?
Paulo: Olá João! Tudo bem, sim. E você?[/one_half][one_half_last]João: Hi Paulo! How are you?
Paulo: Hello João! I am fine. And you?[/one_half_last]
[one_half]João: Fala aí, cara! Beleza?
Paulo: E aí João,! Tudo beleza.[/one_half][one_half_last]João: What’s up, man! Cool?
Paulo: Hey João! All cool![/one_half_last]


There are also formal and informal expressions when we say goodbye, let’s see them:


Até logo!
Até a próxima![/one_half][one_half_last]Informal

Já é!
De boa!


[one_half]João: Tenho que ir, até logo!
Paulo: Eu também, tchau![/one_half][one_half_last]João: I have to go, see you soon!
Paulo: Me too, bye![/one_half_last]
[one_half]João: Vou nessa, valeu cara!
Paulo: Ja é parceiro, tranquilo![/one_half][one_half_last]João: I gotta go, see ya dude!
Paulo: Ok bro, bye![/one_half_last]

That’s how we use greetings in Portuguese when we meet someone and we say goodbye. Let’s practice a little?

Greetings exercises in Portuguese

Number the dialogues putting them in order according to the expressions.

[one_half]Dialogue 1

( ) A que horas você pode?
( ) Tranquilo!
( ) Fala aí, cara! Quer tomar uma cerveja?
( ) Às 20h, já é?
( ) Qual é cara! Com certeza![/one_half][one_half_last]Dialogue 2

( ) De boa!
( ) Com certeza! Já é?
( ) Qual é, Pablo!
( ) Que tal uma praia?
( ) Fala aí Diogo, beleza?[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Dialogue 3

( ) Qual é Igor, fala aí!
( ) Tenho sim, pode vir buscar, de boa?
( ) E aí, Cássio!
( ) Tranquilo!
( ) Você tem uma camisa para me emprestar?[/one_half][one_half_last]Dialogue 4

( ) Às 20h eu te vejo, já é!
( ) E aí, Ana?
( ) Você na vai festa hoje?
( ) Beleza!
( ) Com certeza! De boa às 20h?[/one_half_last]

So that’s it guys, now we know how to use greetings and farewells in Portuguese.

Big hug from Rio de Janeiro to you all!
Bye bye!

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