How to Say Let’s Go! in Portuguese

Example of how to say let's go in portuguese: Hoje vamos conhecer São Cristóvão! Partiu?

If you’re planning a trip to Brazil, or simply want to impress your Portuguese-speaking friends, learning some common expressions is a great way to start. One of the most useful phrases to know is “let’s go!” which can be used in a variety of situations. In this Dica, we’ll explore how to say “let’s go!” in Portuguese and when to use it. By the end of this Dica, you will be able to say “Let’s go Brazil!” in Portuguese for the next World Cup!

Let’s Go in Portuguese: Vamos!

example of lets go in portuguese: vamos conhecer uma comunidade com a rio & learn?

The most common and straightforward way to say “let’s go!” in Portuguese is “vamos!”. This is a simple and versatile expression that can be used in a variety of situations, from inviting someone to join you on a walk to encouraging a group of friends to start a night out. It can also be a command, for example, if you’re in a hurry and want someone to follow you, you can say “vamos!” to indicate that you want them to come with you.

Vamos almoçar em Santa Teresa?
Let’s go have lunch at Santa Teresa?

Vamos pescar no sábado?
Let’s go fish on Saturday?

Let’s Go in Portuguese: Bora!

students getting to know santa teresa in rio de janeiro, brazil.

Another popular expression for “let’s go!” in Portuguese is “bora!”. This is a more informal and casual way of saying it, and it’s common among friends or in relaxed situations. It can also be used as a way to encourage someone to do something, for example, if you’re trying to convince a friend to try a new activity, you can say “bora!” to encourage them to join you. You can take a look at our Dica about bora in Portuguese, and even learn how to pronounce it!

Bora nadar na praia de Ipanema?
Let’s go swim at Ipanema beach?

Bora tomar uma cerveja de noite?
Let’s go drink some beers tonight?

Let’s Go in Portuguese: Vamos lá!

students getting to know rio de janeiro by boat.

“Vamos lá!” is another common expression for “let’s go!” in Portuguese. This phrase indicates enthusiasm or excitement about doing something. For example, if you’re about to start a fun activity, you can say “vamos lá!” to show your excitement and get everyone else anxious about it as well. It can also be a way to encourage someone to keep going, for example, if someone is struggling with a task, you can say “vamos lá!” to motivate them to keep trying.

Vamos lá fora ver o pôr do sol!
Let’s go outside to see the sunset!

Eu e meu irmão vamos para Sergipe. Vamos lá?
My brother and I are going to Sergipe. Let’s go?

Let’s Go in Portuguese: Partiu!

Example of how to say lets go in portuguese: Nós vamos beber caipirinhas na Lapa. Partiu?

“Partiu!” is a more informal and slang way of saying “let’s go!” in Portuguese. It’s commonly used among young people and can be translated as “let’s go!” or “let’s get going!”. Or when you’re about to leave a place or start a journey, for example, if you’re getting ready to leave a party, you can say “partiu!” to let everyone know it’s time to go. This slang is so important in Brazil you should take some time to read our Dica exclusively about partiu in Portuguese!

Partiu dar uma volta com nossos amigos da RioLIVE!?
Let’s go hang out with our friends from RioLIVE!?

Eu vou aprender português. Partiu?
I am going to learn Portuguese. Let’s go?

Let’s Go in Portuguese: Vamos embora!

example of phrasing for how to say let's go in portuguese: agora vamos embora! estamos todos cansados!

“Vamos embora!” is a more formal and polite way of saying “let’s go!” in Portuguese. It means “let’s leave!” and is commonly used in more formal situations or when addressing someone older or in a position of authority. It can also indicate that it’s time to go home or leave a place, for example, if you’re at a friend’s house and it’s getting late, you can say “vamos embora!” to suggest it’s time to leave. You can dive deeper into this subject by taking a look at our Dica about embora, you will even learn how to pronounce this word!

Vamos embora, já é hora de ir!
Let’s go, it’s time to go.

Vamos embora, estou cansado.
Let’s go, I am tired.

“Let’s Go Brazil” in Portuguese

students rooting during the 2022 world cup in rio de janeiro.

Now, if you want to say “Let’s go Brazil!” in the next World Cup, it’s totally simple since you have learned plenty ways already for this expression. You just need to use one of the options below! And remember: if you want to get to know our football players even better, take a look at our Dica about best Brazilian players!

Vamos Brasil!
Let’s go Brazil!

Vambora Brasil!
Let’s go Brazil!

Learning how to say “let’s go!” in Portuguese is a great way to start your journey into the language and culture. By using these common expressions, you’ll be able to invite others to join you, express enthusiasm, and get everyone ready to go on an adventure. So next time you’re in a Portuguese-speaking country or with Portuguese-speaking friends, don’t be afraid to use these phrases and get ready to have some fun! Have you used any of these expressions before? Do you have any other ways to say “let’s go!” in Portuguese? Let us know in the comments.

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Claro in Portuguese
Embora in Portuguese
Understand in Portuguese
Partir Conjugation in Portuguese

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