Supermarket in Portuguese

example of phrasing about supermarket in portuguese: você prefere comprar frutas na feira ou no supermercado?

Do you know all about the supermarket in Portuguese? Today, we’re gonna discuss the Portuguese grocery store vocabulary. We will take a closer look at all the items we need, so we can make our shopping experience in Brazil even better! Take a look at the names of the product sections in our list:

Grocery Store in Portuguese

SupermercadoSupermarket
MercadoGrocery store

We all hate the feeling of getting lost inside the supermarket, right? It’s even worse if you haven’t mastered the language. So today, we are helping you to never get lost in a supermarket in Portuguese again! Let’s begin by stating that supermarket in Portuguese is called supermercado. You might even see it written as mercado, which means it’s a smaller store than supermarket.

Let’s learn the product sections and which items you can find in their respective aisles!

Laticínios – Dairy Products

LeiteMilk
ManteigaButter
MargarinaMargarine
QueijoCheese
IogurteYogurt
OvoEgg

Conservas – Preserves

AzeitonaOlive
CogumeloMushroom
PalmitoPalm heart
MilhoCorn
ErvilhaPeas

Frios e Congelados – Cold Cuts and Frozen Food

LasanhaLasagna
PizzaPizza
Frango empanadoChicken nuggets
Carne de hambúrguerHamburger
PresuntoHam
SorveteIce cream

Farináceos, Massas e Grãos – Flour Products, Pasta and Grains

ArrozRice
FeijãoBeans
Farinha de trigoFlour
CaféCoffee
MacarrãoPasta
AçúcarSugar
ÓleoOil
AzeiteOlive oil
TemperosSeasonings
CerealCereal

Biscoitos – Cookies / Biscuits

In Brazil, there is a section just for cookies or biscuits of different types and flavors. Savory, sweet, sandwich cookies and many more!

Açougue – Butchery

CarneMeat
FrangoChicken
PeixeFish
LinguiçaSausage

Padaria – Bakery

If you want to learn more bakery-related words, you can check out our Dica about everything related to bakeries in Portuguese!

Pão francêsBread rolls
Pão de queijoLittle cheese bread puffs
Pão de formaA loaf of bread
BoloCake
BagueteBaguette

Legumes e Verduras – Vegetables

Did you know that in Portuguese there are two types of vegetables? We divide them in legumes and verduras. Want to known the difference? Check our Dica about vegetables in Portuguese!

CebolaOnion
TomateTomato
AlfaceLettuce
CenouraCarrot
BeterrabaBeetroot
BerinjelaEggplant
BatataPotato
AlhoGarlic
Couve-florCauliflower
PimentãoPepper
BrócolisBroccoli
AbóboraPumpkin
RepolhoCabbage
RabaneteRadish
PepinoCucumber

Hortifruti – Fruits

Brazil is known for its wide and diverse array of fruits! Read more about this in our Dica on Fruits in Portuguese!

AbacaxiPineapple
MaçãApple
MangaMango
MelanciaWatermelon
LaranjaOrange
BananaBanana
UvaGrapes
LimãoLemon/Lime
MamãoPapaya
PeraPear

Bebidas – Beverages

In Brazil, we have lots of different drinks, like the famous matte we drink at the beach! Wanna delve deeper into all our drinks, cocktails, and juices? Check out our Dicas on Drinks in Portuguese and Brazilian Drinks!

ÁguaWater
SucoJuice
RefrigeranteSoda
CervejaBeer
CachaçaCachaça
VinhoWine

Higiene e Perfumaria – Toiletries

We Brazilians are known for taking more than one shower per day, right? If you want to learn more about toiletries and bathroom vocabulary, we have just the right Dica for you!

SaboneteSoap
Pasta de denteToothpaste
Xampu e condicionadorShampoo and conditioner
DesodoranteDeodorant
Papel HigiênicoToilet paper
Escova de denteToothbrush
Fio dentalFloss

Produtos de Limpeza – Cleaning Products

If you want to expand your vocabulary related not only to cleaning products but also the verb clean in Portuguese, read this Dica!

DetergenteDetergent
Sabão em póWashing powder
AmacianteSoftener
EsponjaSponge

Other Supermarket Words in Portuguese

promotion of apples in a supermarket in portuguese

There are some other words that we always use when talking about the supermarket in Portuguese. Let’s learn them:

A promoção / ofertaPromotion
O carrinhoCart
A cestinhaBasket
As prateleirasShelves
Os produtosProducts
Os funcionáriosEmployees
As frutasFruits
As verdurasVegetables
Os legumesVegetables
As carnesMeat
O caixaCashier
A fila do caixaCashier queue
A sacolaBag
O encartePamphlet

It’s also important to know the verbs that we use when you go to the supermarket. Check them out!

Verbs related to the supermarket in Portuguese: comprar, gastar, olhar, economizar, procurar, achar, encontrar.
ComprarBuy
GastarSpend
OlharLook
EconomizarSave money
ProcurarSearch for
Achar / EncontrarFind

Have you already visited a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro? One of our Portuguese classes at Rio & Learn takes place inside a supermarket. This way, our students can learn Portuguese and experience the day-to-day life of a carioca. Come and join us!

Portuguese Supermarket Dialogue

Now let’s take a look at a small dialogue that includes some of these supermarket sections in Portuguese and the products that you can find there too.

Mulher: Você já comprou os biscoitos, Rafa?
Marido: Já. Agora, vamos à seção de carnes.
Mulher: Sim. Depois precisamos comprar alguns peixes também. Quero fazer um almoço especial para o feriado!
Marido: Ótimo, então também temos que comprar alguns temperos e óleo.
Mulher: E depois vamos à seção de conservas para comprar palmitos e azeitonas.
Marido: Ah! Também precisamos comprar queijo, presunto e salame. Vou à seção de frios e laticínios.
Mulher: Quero comprar frutas, legumes e verduras. Vamos ao hortifrúti.
Marido: Por falar em frutas, o que você acha de comprar sorvete de frutas vermelhas? Passamos na seção de congelados e pegamos algumas.
Mulher: Ótima ideia! Onde eu encontro arroz,feijão e farinha?
Marido: Na seção de grãos e cereais. É a seção ao lado da nossa. Podemos aproveitar para passar na seção de massas porque quero comprar macarrão.
Mulher: Lembrei de mais uma coisa. Precisamos passar na seção de limpeza para comprar sabão em pó, detergente e  água sanitária. Você lembra de algo mais?
Marido: Produtos de higiene! Precisamos de sabonete e pasta de dente.
Mulher: É verdade. E para o jantar hoje, precisamos de que?
Marido: Precisamos de um queijo para fondue e pães especiais. Vamos dar uma passada na padaria e, para terminar, vamos comprar um vinho. O que acha?
Mulher: Acho que vai ser um ótimo jantar!

Translation of the Dialogue for Supermarket in Portuguese

Woman: Have you already bought the cookies, Rafa?
Husband: Yes. Now, let’s go to the meat section.
Woman: Yes. We also need to buy some fish. I want to make a special lunch for the holiday.
Husband: Great, then, we also have to buy some cooking oil and spices.
Woman: And after we go to preserves aisle to buy some palm hearts and olives.
Husband: Ah! We also need to buy, cheese, ham, and salami. I am going to the dairy and cold cut section.
Woman: I want to buy some fruit and vegetables. Let’s go to the greengrocer section.
Husband: Talking about fruit, what do you think of buying some berry ice cream? We can go by the frozen food aisle and get some.
Woman: Good idea! Where can I get rice, beans and flour?
Husband: In the grains and cereals section. It is right next to this aisle. We can also pass by the pasta section because I want to buy some spaghetti.
Woman: I just remembered one more thing. We need to pass by the cleaning products section to buy washing powder, detergent and bleach. Do you remember anything else?
Husband: Toiletries! We need soap and toothpaste.
Woman: That’s true. And for dinner tonight, what do we need?
Husband: We need some cheese for a fondue and some nice bread. Let’s take a look at the bakery aisle, and to finish off, we can buy a bottle of wine. What do you think?
Woman: I think that it is going to be a wonderful dinner.

Exercises About Supermarket in Portuguese

1) Correlate the columns with the proper word to fill out the blanks:

(1) Sabão em Pó(_) Eu adoro comer __________ como melancia e morango.
(2) Sabonete(_) Arroz e __________ é um almoço muito comum no Brasil.
(3) Cestinha(_) __________ serve para lavar as roupas.
(4) Repolho(_) Preciso comprar um novo __________ para tomar banho.
(5) Queijo(_) Você prefere usar o carrinho ou a __________ no supermercado?
(6) Frutas(_) __________ e pepinho são exemplos de vegetais verdes.
(7) Economizar(_) Joana prefere beber vinho do que __________.
(8) Feijão(_) Não sei se prefiro baguete ou __________.
(9) Pão francês(_) Ela sabe __________ quando faz as compras?
(10) Refrigerante(_) Você gosta de comer pão com __________?

That was it! Now you know a lot about the supermarket in Portuguese! To learn more about the day-to-day of a Carioca, like our page on Facebook!
Till next time!

  Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
City in Portuguese
Fruit Market in Rio de Janeiro
Fruits in Portuguese
Spices in Brazil

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