Gas Station in Portuguese

a gas station in copacabana - example of vocabulary in portuguese: o posto de gasolina

Hey friends! Today we are talking about gas station in Portuguese. Did you know Brazil has many different types of fuel? Let’s learn more about diesel, ethanol and petrol in Portuguese, and the differences between them! Did you know that in Brazil we also call ethanol ‘alcohol fuel’ and we produce something called bioethanol? Let’s learn all about it today!

Vocabulary for Gas Station in Portuguese

the combustible pump - example of vocabulary for gas station in portuguese: a bomba de combustível

Do you drive a car? Do you like driving? Do you picture yourself going on a road trip in Brazil? That’s the stuff of dreams, right? So, to prepare you for when you come study Portuguese in Brazil, we’re going to learn all the vocabulary for petrol in Portuguese you’ll need to use a car here!

O posto de gasolinaThe gas station
A gasolinaGasoline
O álcoolAlcohol (Ethanol)
O óleo dieselDiesel
Abastecer o carro / Encher o tanqueTo fill up the tank
O frentistaThe attendant
A duchaThe car wash
O tanque de GNVThe CNG (gas) tank
A bombaPump
O capôHood / Bonnet
O Para-brisaWindshield
 A alavancaLever 
 O galãoGallon 
 O cilindroCylinder 
Desenroscar a tampa da gasolinaUnscrew the gas cap
Este carro é movido a _______This car runs on _______
Abrir o porta-malasOpen the trunk
 Dar a voltaDrive around 
O PneuTire

Pronunciation for Gas Station in Portuguese

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Petrol, Ethanol or Diesel in Portuguese?

types of combustible - example of vocabulary for gas station in portuguese: no brasil, temos vários tipos de combustíveis.

Brazil has three types of common fuels in the market: gasoline, ethanol, and diesel. Let’s learn more about each one:

Let’s start with the most popular fuel in Portuguese: gasoline. Petrobras, the main Brazilian fossil fuel company, produces several types of gasoline using its own technology. These gasolines have additives that aim to improve the performance of the fuel. Petrobras is internationally known for its technology, which includes oil exploration at great depths, which reach 2,777 meters!

Ethanol is the most common term for the alcohol fuel produced in Brazil. But most ethanol production in Brazil comes from sugarcane because of its high yields: 830% more fuel than fossil fuels taken to produce the same amount of energy! Using sugarcane is a great solution for ethanol production not only because of its yields, but also because it’s easy to extract. The bagasse generated by the process is not discarded but burned by power plants to produce electricity! That is why sugarcane ethanol is called bioethanol, and it is a renewable energy source!

Diesel oil, finally, is a fossil fuel obtained through the distillation of petroleum. Diesel can be produced from the extraction of other materials, such as peanut oil, but in this case, it is called biodiesel. In Brazil, Petrobras is primarily responsible for the production and distribution of diesel oil. In recent years, there has been much research with diesel in Brazil, seeking to reduce the emission of pollutants it generates, in addition to creating greater efficiency.

Now it’s your turn!

To check if you really got everything you need about this vocabulary, complete the sentences below!

  1. Preciso __________! Estou quase sem nenhum combustível no carro.
  2. Vamos ligar o __________, está chovendo muito.
  3. Qual combustível seu carro usa: etanol, gasolina ou __________?
  4. Qual é o melhor __________ para abastecer o carro em Copacabana?
  5. Meu __________ furou ontem enquanto eu ia para o trabalho.
  6. No Brasil, quem coloca o combustível no carro é o __________.
  7. Abri o __________ do meu carro para o mecânico dar uma olhada no motor.
  8. Vamos dar uma __________ no carro? Está muito sujo!
  9. Meu carro é movido à ___________. É um combustível renovável que vem do etanol!
  10. Você quer __________ no meu carro comigo?

So, do you have a car? Is it an economical one? Which type of combustible do you use in your car? Do you remember how to write gas or diesel in Portuguese? We can take a road trip together and visit some of our beautiful beaches in Barra da Tijuca!

We’ll be waiting for you there!
See you!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Public Institutions in Brazil
City in Portuguese
Supermarket in Portuguese
Post Office in Portuguese


  1. Preciso encher o tanque! Estou quase sem nenhum combustível no carro.
  2. Vamos ligar o para-brisa, está chovendo muito.
  3. Qual combustível seu carro usa: etanol, gasolina ou diesel?
  4. Qual é o melhor posto de gasolina para abastecer o carro em Copacabana?
  5. Meu pneu furou ontem enquanto eu ia para o trabalho.
  6. No Brasil, quem coloca o combustível no carro é o frentista.
  7. Abri o capô do meu carro para o mecânico dar uma olhada no motor.
  8. Vamos dar uma ducha no carro? Está muito sujo!
  9. Meu carro é movido à bioetanol. É um combustível renovável que vem do etanol!
  10. Você quer dar uma volta no meu carro comigo?

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