Professions in Portuguese

Hi, friends from A Dica do Dia! Professions in Portuguese will be our Dica for today. Take a look at the video and learn how to pronounce the main professions in Portuguese.

Now, let’s see a list with the most common professions in Brazil. This list will show you the masculine and feminine names for each profession:


Professions in Portuguese. O advogado. The lawyer

O açougueiro A açougueira The butcher
O agricultor A agricultora The farmer
O advogado A advogada The lawyer
O arquiteto A arquiteta The architect
O arqueólogo A arqueóloga The archaeologist


Professions in Portuguese. A cook. A cozinheira

O ator A atriz The actor/actress
O bancário A bancária The banker
O biólogo A bióloga The biologist
O caçador A caçadora The hunter/huntress
O cantor A cantora The singer


Professions in Portuguese. The engineer. O engenheiro/engenheira

O caminhoneiro A caminhoneira The truck driver
O consultor A consultora The consultant
O contador A contadora The accountant
O cozinheiro A cozinheira The cook
O deputado A deputada The congressman/congresswoman


Professions in Portuguese. A nurse. Enfermeiro/Enfermeira

O enfermeiro A enfermeira The nurse
O engenheiro A engenheira The engineer
O encanador A encanadora The plumber
O escritor A escritora The writer
O executivo A executiva The executive


Professions in Portuguese. Executives. Executivos

O faxineiro A faxineira The house cleaner
O ferreiro A ferreira The blacksmith
O filósofo A filósofa The philosopher
O fotógrafo A fotógrafa The photographer
O garçom A garçonete The waiter/waitress


Professions in Portuguese. Cleaning people. Faxineiro

O guia turístico A guia turística The tour guide
O historiador A historiadora The historian
O jardineiro A jardineira The gardener
O juiz A juíza The judge
O mecânico A mecânica The mechanic


Professions in Portuguese. A couple of waiters. Garçons

O médico A médica The doctor
O operário A operária The factory worker
O padeiro A padeira The baker
O pintor A pintora The painter
O poeta A poeta The poet


Professions in Portuguese. A mechanic. Mecânico.

O porteiro A porteira The door keeper
O professor A professora The teacher
O programador A programadora The programmer
O psicólogo A psicóloga The psychologist
O sacerdote A sacerdotisa The priest/priestess


Professions in Portuguese. A doctor. Médico/Médica

O secretário A secretária The secretary
O técnico A técnica The technician
O tradutor A tradutora The translator
O vendedor A vendedora The sales person
O vereador A vereadora The alderman/woman
O veterinário A veterinária The veterinarian


Professions in Portuguese. A teacher. Professor/Professora.

There are also professions in portuguese that don’t change their form, whether they are masculine or feminine. Take a look at some of them:

Genderless professions

Professions in Portuguese. A cab driver. Taxista

Analista The analyst
Artista The artist
Cientista The cientist
Dentista The dentist
Desenhista The cartoonist
Eletricista The electrician
Jornalista The journalist
Massagista The masseur


Professions in Portuguese. The students. Estudantes

Motorista The driver
Taxista The cab driver
Telefonista The operator
Gerente The manager
Atendente The clerck
Estudante The student
Atleta The athlete
Astronaut The astronaut


Professions in Portuguese. A police officer. Policial

Babá The babysitter
Detetive The detective
Gari The street-sweeper
Guarda-floresta The forest ranger
Modelo The model
Policial The police officer
Psiquiatra The psychiatrist
Repórter The reporter

Finally, let us take a look at some examples using some of the professions that we just learned:


Eles são os arquitetos responsáveis pela construção do edifício.
They are the architects are reposible for the construction of the building.

Wagner Moura é um grande ator brasileiro.
Wagner Moura is a great Brazilian actor.

Naquele hospital muitas enfermeiras.
In that hospital there are many nurses.

João visita o fisioterapeuta toda semana por causa do seu acidente.
João vistis the physiotherapist every week because of his accident.

Tem muitos guias turísticos nas favelas do Rio de Janeiro.
There are many tourist guides in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.

Os jornalistas estão escrevendo matérias muito interessantes sobre a cidade.
The journalists are writing very interesting articles about the city.

Meu cachorro está doente. Preciso levá-lo ao veterinário.
My dog is sick. I need to take him to the veterinarian.

O mecânico perto da minha casa conserta carros muito bem.
The mechanic near my house fixes cars very well.

Maria falou com a nutricionista antes de começar sua dieta.
Maria spoke with the nutritionist before starting her diet.

Eles são professores da Rio & Learn.
They are teachers at Rio & Learn.

Marcos está muito deprimido. Deveria procurar um psicólogo.
Marcos is very depressed. He should see a psychologist

Now it’s your turn!

Now let’s practice with a quiz! Take a look at the image and mark the correct answer! Good luck!

That’s all for today guys!!
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