Example of a section of the supermarket in Portuguese: o hortifruti

Do you know everything about the supermarket in Portuguese? So let’s learn about supermarket shopping!
Take a look at the names of the produce sections in our list:

Supermarket in Portuguese

We don’t like 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! To begin with, let’s learn the product sections and what you can find in each of them.

Laticínios – Dairy Products

Leite Milk
Manteiga Butter
Margarina Margarine
Queijo Cheese
Iogurte Yogurt
Ovo Egg

Conservas – Preserves

Azeitona Olive
Cogumelo Mushroom
Palmito Palm heart
Milho Corn
Ervilha Peas

Frios e Congelados – Cold cuts and Frozen food

Lasanha Lasagna
Pizza Pizza
Frango empanado Chicken nuggets
Carne de hambúrguer Hamburger
Presunto Ham
Sorvete Ice cream

Farináceos, massas, grãos, etc – Flour products, pasta, grains, etc

Arroz Rice
Feijão Beans
Farinha de trigo Flour
Café Coffee
Macarrão Pasta
Açúcar Sugar
Óleo Oil
Azeite Olive oil
Temperos Seasonings
Cereal Cereal

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

Carne Meat
Frango Chicken
Peixe Fish
Linguiça Sausage

Padaria – Bakery

Pão francês Bread rolls
Pão de queijo Little cheese bread puffs
Pão de forma A loaf of bread
Bolo Cake
Baguete Baguette

Legumes e Verduras – Vegetables

Cebola Onion
Tomate Tomato
Alface Lettuce
Cenoura Carrot
Beterraba Beetroot
Berinjela Eggplant
Batata Potato
Alho Garlic
Couve-flor Cauliflower
Pimentão Pepper
Brócolis Broccoli
Abóbora Pumpkin
Repolho Cabbage
Rabanete Radish
Pepino Cucumber

Hortifrúti – Fruits

Abacaxi Pineapple
Maçã Apple
Manga Mango
Melancia Watermelon
Laranja Orange
Banana Banana
Uva Grapes
Limão Lemon/Lime
Mamão Papaya
Pera Pear

Bebidas – Beverages

Água Water
Suco Juice
Refrigerante Soda
Cerveja Beer
Cachaça Cachaça
Vinho Wine

Higiene e perfumaria – Toiletries

Sabonete Soap
Pasta de dente Toothpaste
Xampu e condicionador Shampoo and conditioner
Desodorante Deodorant
Papel Higiênico Toilet paper
Escova de dente Toothbrush
Fio dental Floss

Produtos de limpeza – Cleaning products

Detergente Detergent
Sabão em pó Washing powder
Amaciante Softener
Esponja Sponge

Objects of 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/ a oferta Promotion
O carrinho Cart
A cestinha Basket
As prateleiras Shelves
Os produtos Products
Os funcionários Employees
As frutas Fruits
As verduras Vegetables
Os legumes Vegetables
As carnes Meat
O caixa Cashier
A fila do caixa Cashier queue
A sacola Bag
O encarte Pamphlet

Verbs related to supermarket

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.

Comprar Buy
Gastar Spend
Olhar Look
Economizar Save money
Procurar Search for
Achar/encontrar Find

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

Supermarket dialogue in Portuguese

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 in a 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.

That’s it!
Have you already visited a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro? One of our Portuguese classes at Rio & Learn is taken place inside a supermarket. This way, our students can learn Portuguese and experience the day-to-day life of a Carioca. Come and participate!

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Till next time!

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