Hi! How are you? So, our Video Dica today is about shoes in portuguese. Let’s learn how to say them in Portuguese.
Type of shoes in Portuguese
What’s your favorite type of shoes? In Brazil, and specially in Rio de Janeiro, we love wearing our famous chinelo: havaianas. Cariocas have the habit of using them everywhere: to the mall, parties, dates. That is, we wear havaianas almost in any time. The only occasion that we don’t wear them is for work and fancy parties 😛 ! When you come study Portuguese in Brazil with our school, don’t worry, you can wear your chinelo to our classes!
In Brazil, everybody calls flip flops Havaianas. Even though Havaianas is the brand, it became a popular name for flip flops.
Let’s learn the names of the shoes in Portuguese. Try to read these words:
Notice that we have two names for feminine sandals: rasteirinha. That way if you want to buy it you can say: sandálias or rasteirinhas.
Now that you read it by yourself, let’s listen to the correct pronunciation. Repeat each word after me:
Expressions about shoes in Portuguese
You already know the name of the shoes in Portuguese, that’s great. Here are some expressions that you’ll need to know when talking about shoes.
|Amarrar o cadarço||Tie the shoelaces|
|Colocar/botar/pôr o sapato||Put on shoes|
|Comprar os sapatos||Buy shoes|
|Experimentar os sapatos||Try on the shoes|
|Trocar os sapatos||Change shoes|
|Usar os sapatos||Wear the shoes|
Shoes in Portuguese vocabulary list
|Os chinelos||Flip flops|
|O tênis||Sneakers / Trainers|
|O sapato social||Formal shoes|
|O sapato de salto alto||High heels|
|A rasteirinha (sandália feminina)||Strappy sandals / Feminine sandals|
|Par de sapatos||Pair of shoes|
|Sapato com cadarço||Shoes with laces|
|Sapato de velcro||Velcro shoes|
|Bota de cano alto / baixo||Long boots / Ankle boots|
|Tênis de cano alto / baixo||High top sneakers / Converse (basketball) sneakers|
Now it’s your turn!
Don’t go quite yet. Let’s practice more so you’ll be able to buy shoes in Portuguese all by yourself! Take a look at the pictures and tell us what type of shoes they are.
That’s it! So, what shoes are you wearing now?
See you next time!