Shoes in Portuguese

29 de March de 2016

Hello there! You aced already our Dica about women’s clothes, men’s clothes and accessories! Now it’s time to learn all about shoes in Portuguese, so your style will be on check! Shoes come in many sizes, styles and colors! There is a good option for anyone. If you like fresh shoes, for example, you will learn all about sandals in Portuguese today! If you are one of those sneakers’ collectors, yes, you will also learn the vocabulary related to sneakers in Portuguese! And finally, if you are already a Brazilian at heart, the flip-flops in Portuguese will be directed for you! Let’s go!

Types of Shoes in Portuguese

shoes in portuguese: chinelo e rasteirinha

In Brazil, and specially in Rio de Janeiro, we love wearing our famous chinelo. Cariocas have the habit of using them everywhere: to the mall, parties, dates. The only occasion that we don’t wear them is for work and fancy parties :P! When you come study Portuguese in Brazil with our school, don’t worry, you can wear your chinelo to our classes!ย In Brazil, everybody calls flip-flops by havaianas. Even though Havaianas is the brand, it became a popular name for flip-flops in Portuguese. Rasteirinhasย are very similar to flip-flops, but are not usually made of rubber, and can be worn with more chic outfits.

shoes in portuguese: sandรกlias e pantufas

Sandรกlias are the famous sandals in Portuguese. They are flat shoes, but unlike chinelos, they have a strap that holds the shoe behind the heel. Pantufas, on the other hand, are those comfortable shoes that we wear indoors, and that are made of a fluffy fabric, and it feels like we are stepping on clouds!

shoes in portuguese: coturno e botas

What is the difference between coturnos and botas? Well, generally, low-top shoes that have laces are called coturnos. Meanwhile, the botas can have a high or low reach, and are closed with elastic or zipper.

shoes in portuguese: galocha e tรชnis

Tรชnis are one of the most collected items in the world, did you know that? Used by people of all ages, we couldn’t ignore knowing how to spell sneakers in Portuguese. But on rainy days, it’s perfect to wear galochas, to keep our feet dry!

shoes in portuguese: sapatilha e salto altoFinally, we have a couple of shoes that are mostly used by women. The sapato alto, commonly known as salto alto, is a very classy type of shoe, usually worn during fancy parties and work events. The sapatilhas, on the other hand, were created to pass some seriousness and class, but without the pain that high heels bring!

Other Expressions About Shoes in Portuguese

You already know the name of the shoes in Portuguese, and that’s great. Here are some expressions that you’ll need to know when talking about shoes.

Sapatos Shoes
Os chinelos Flip-Flops
O tรชnis Sneakers
O sapato social Social Shoes
O sapato de salto alto Heels
ย A sandรกlia Sandals
ย A rasteirinha Flats
A bota Boots
Cadarรงos Shoelaces
Par de sapatos Pair of shoes
Sapato com cadarรงo Shoes with shoelaces
Sapato de velcro Velcro shoes
Bota de cano alto ย Long boots
Bota de cano baixo Ankle boots
Tรชnis de cano alto High top sneakers
Tรชnis de cano baixo Low top sneakers
Amarrar o cadarรงo Tie the shoelaces
Colocar/botar/pรดr 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

Pronunciation for the Vocabulary

Now that you read it by yourself, let’s listen to the correct pronunciation. Repeat each word after me:

Exercises for Shoe in Portuguese

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.

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That’s it! So, what shoes are you wearing now? Don’t forget, you can always go buy new Havaianas with your teacher when you come for your Portuguese immersion class!

See you next time!
Bye bye!

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