The Spices in Portuguese: Açafrão.

Hi! Ready for another free Portuguese lesson for foreigners? Today we are going to learn all about the herbs and spices in Portuguese. Can you say saffron in Portuguese? You’ll learn today!

Learning herbs and spices in Portuguese

Seasonings are very important when it comes to cooking, right? They give a special flavor to our food! So, let’s learn how to say the herbs and spices in Portuguese with this Video Dica. And tell us, what’s your favorite spice?

Some names that you’ll learn today are not only herbs and spices, we’ll learn some vegetables to season food too, as they are often used to add flavor we are going to group them in with the spices in Portuguese, okay?

Pay attention to the names of the main seasonings and repeat to say them correctly:

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Practice a little bit more

Practice a little bit more the herbs and spices and vegetables that you learned in our video:

 Spices in Portuguese. Celery: Aipo  Spices in Portuguese. Leek: Alho poró.  Spices in Portuguese. Chive: Cebolinha. Spices in Portuguese. Parsley: Cheiro verde.  Spices in Portuguese. Cilantro: Coentro.  Spices in Portuguese. Cumin: Cominho.  Spices in Portuguese. Fennel: Erva-Doce  Spices in Portuguese. Ginger: Gengibre.  Spices in Portuguese. Mint: Hortelã.  Spices in Portuguese. Laurel: Louro.  Spices in Portuguese. Basil: Manjericão.  Spices in Portuguese. Mustard: Mostarda.  Spices in Portuguese. Nutmeg: Noz-moscada.  Spices in Portuguese. Oregano: Orégano.  Spices in Portuguese. Red Pepper Flakes: Pimenta calabresa.  Spices in Portuguese. Black Pepper: Pimenta do reino.  Spices in Portuguese. Parsley: Salsa.  Spices in Portuguese. Thyme: Tomilho.

Herbs and Spices in Portuguese Vocabulary List

Take a look at the vocabulary you’ve learned:

Açafrão Turmeric (can be saffron but this is unusual)
Aipo Celery
Alho Poró Leeks
Cebolinha Chives / Spring onions / green onions
Cheiro Verde Parsley and Green Onions
Coentro Coriander
Cominho Cumin
Erva-Doce Anise
Gengibre Ginger
Hortelã Mint
Louro Bay leaf 
Manjericão Basil
Mostarda Mustard
Noz-moscada Nutmeg
Orégano Oregano
Pimenta Calabresa Dried chili pepper
Pimenta do reino Black pepper
Salsa Parsley
Tomilho Thyme

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Exercise for Herbs and Spices in Portuguese

Today’s Dica was very chill, right? So let’s see if you really got it! Answer this quiz without looking at the content above!

Can you name the spices?

Extra question: Do you know which one of these herbs or spices is very important to make our famous Brazilian beansAnd do you remember how to say turmeric in Portuguese?

That’s it!! See you soon in the next Dica!

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The spice very important to make beans is Louro! And saffron in Portuguese is Açafrão.