Cute Portuguese Nicknames

Cute nicknames in Portuguese

Hello, sweeties!
Today we have a very romantic Dica for you. We are going to learn the cute Portuguese nicknames. So, let’s see the ones we, Brazilian, use the most. Listen and repeat:

Cute Nicknames in Brazilian Portuguese

How to pronounce nicknames in Portuguese

Amor – Love






Anja – Angel

More cute nicknames in Portuguese

ChuchuzinhoCutie pie
EstrelinhaLittle star
Leãozinho(a)Little lion

Some of them are funny, aren’t they? Now, let’s read a dialogue between Diogo and his girlfriend and see how to use these love nicknames in a conversation:

Dialogue with love nicknames in Portuguese

Diogo: Oi ! Tudo bem?
Jéssica: Oi mozão. Tudo sim!
Diogo: E aí, gata! Está afim de ir ao cinema hoje, princesa?
Jéssica: Claro! Que filme vamos ver?
Diogo: Não sei, gata! Você escolhe o filme!
Jéssica: Então decidimos quando chegarmos lá.
Diogo: Perfeito então, meu chuchuzinho! Até mais tarde!
Jéssica: Até mais lindo!


Translation of the dialogue

Diogo: Hi luv! How are you?
Jéssica: Hi lovey. I’m fine!
Diogo: What’s up, kitten! How about going to the movies today, princess?
Jéssica: Sure! What movie are we watching?
Diogo: I don’t know, kitten! You choose it!
Jéssica: So we decide when we get there.
Diogo: Perfect then, my cutie pie. See you later!
Jéssica: See you, handsome!

Exercise to learn cute Portuguese nicknames: Choose the right nickname

So let’s practise our nicknames!

Below are sentences describing various people. For each sentence, choose the most appropriate nickname from the options given. (You can find the answers at the end of this Dica.)

  1. Maria always brightens up the room with her cheerful attitude and warmth. She is truly a…
    • A) Estrelinha
    • B) Tesouro
    • C) Solzinho
  2. João is always ready with a hug and a kind word. His friends call him their…
    • A) Bombom
    • B) Fofo(a)
    • C) Pérola
  3. Lucas, with his quick wit and playful jokes, is definitely the… in the group.
    • A) Palhaço
    • B) Passarinho(a)
    • C) Risadinha
  4. Every time Ana walks into a room, she looks so stunning that everyone calls her…
    • A) Florzinha
    • B) Joia
    • C) Gatinha
  5. Pedro has a gentle soul and always thinks of others first, making him a real…
    • A) Anjo
    • B) Leãozinho(a)
    • C) Tesouro

That’s it guys. So, try using some of these with your partners and you’ll see that they will love it!
Well, stay with us and don’t miss our next Video Dica.

Bye bye!
Kisses from Rio & Learn, you gorgeous!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Nicknames in Portuguese
Lover’s Day in Brazil
Marital status in Portuguese
Greetings and Farewells in Portuguese
How Brazilian Greet


  1. C) Solzinho
  2. B) Fofo(a)
  3. A) Palhaço
  4. C) Gatinha
  5. A) Anjo

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