Taxi in Portuguese

taxi in rio de janeiro are yellow. headline: "o táxi"

What’s up friends, how are you doing? Ready to learn Portuguese? In our Dica today, we are going to learn how to get a taxi in Portuguese and common sentences that we use when taking a taxi!

How to say Taxi in Portuguese?

First of all, let’s learn how to say taxi in Portuguese. It’s a very difficult and different word, are you ready?

Okay, the Portuguese word for taxi is… taxi. Hahaha. That’s right, it’s the same in English because its a loanword from the English language. Do you know how to call a taxi in Portuguese? You just stand on the sidewalk and raise your closed hand with only the forefinger extended and wait!

Expressions for Taxi in Portuguese

If you come to Rio, you’ll probably use a taxi at least once to go home from a party or to go to faraway places. We want to help you to communicate easily with the driver! Therefore, let’s learn some expressions that you can use in the taxi in Portuguese! Or come study Portuguese in Brazil and we’ll practice this vocabulary in real life in a taxi: immersion style!

Você pode colocar a bagagem na mala?Can you put the luggage in the trunk?
Nós vamos para _______.We are going to _______.
Qual é a distância daqui?How far is it from here?
O trânsito está bom?Is the traffic good?
Tem muito trânsito agora?Is there a lot of traffic now?
Quanto ficou a corrida?How much was the race?
Quanto eu te devo?How much do I owe you?
Pode ficar com o troco.You can keep the change.
Você pode me levar para…?Can you take me to…?
Quanto tempo leva a corrida partindo daqui?How long is the ride from here?
Você conhece algum atalho daqui?Do you know any short cuts from here?
Quanto é a corrida até…?How much is the ride to…?
Você pode parar/esperar aqui, por favor?Can you please stop/wait here?
Quero evitar a hora do rushI want to avoid the rush hour

Vocabulary about Taxi in Portuguese

Now let’s see taxi vocabulary that you’ll need:

Entrar à direitaGo right
Entrar à esquerdaGo left
Seguir diretoGo straight ahead
Virar à direitaTurn right
Passar porGo by
CaminhoWay
RuaStreet
AvenidaAvenue
Ponto de taxiTaxi Station
 Chamar um taxiCall a taxi 
 Pegar um taxiTake a taxi 
 TaxistaTaxi driver 
 Tarifa do taxiTaxi fare  
 Ir de taxiGo by taxi 
 Pedir um taxiCall a taxi  
Hora do Rush/ Horário de picoRush Hour
O sinal / O semáforoTraffic lights
Congestionamento, engarrafamento, trânsitoTraffic jam
Preso(a) em um congestionamentoStuck in a traffic jam

Want to use the vocabulary you’ve just learn? Come to one of our RioLIVE! Activities and grab a taxi with one of our teachers in a Portuguese class in Rio de Janeiro!

Dialogue in a Taxi

Passageiro: Bom dia!
Taxista: Bom dia!
Passageiro: Por favor, eu gostaria de ir para a Escola Rio & Learn, na Rua Siqueira Campos, nº 16.
Taxista: Claro!
Passageiro: Gostaria de ver a praia no caminho. É possível? Também estou muito curioso para ver uma lagoa muito bonita que vocês cariocas têm aqui na cidade.
Taxista: Claro, senhor. Vamos passar pela Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas e pela Praia de Copacabana.
Passageiro: Ah! Que ótimo!
Taxista: O senhor vai adorar.
Passageiro: Que bom. O senhor poderia me dizer qual é o caminho que vamos fazer?
Taxista: Claro. Nós vamos pela Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, onde o senhor vai ver a Lagoa. Depois vamos entrar à direita, na Rua Miguel de Lemos e vamos seguir direto até a Avenida Atlântica, onde o senhor vai ver a praia de Copacabana. Vamos entrar à esquerda, pela Rua Figueiredo de Magalhães e, depois, vamos sair na Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana e, então, vamos virar à direita, na Rua Siqueira Campos.
Passageiro: Ok. Muito bem, então. E quanto tempo vai durar essa viagem?
Taxista: Uns 15 minutos.
(…)
Taxista: Chegamos!
Passageiro: Perfeito. Quanto custou a corrida?
Taxista: R$ 15,00.
Passageiro: Aqui está. Obrigado e tenha um ótimo dia.
Taxista: O senhor também. Boa aula!
Passageiro: Obrigado!

Translation of the Dialogue in a Taxi

Passenger: Good morning!
Taxi driver: Good morning!
Passenger: i would like to go to the Rio & Learn Portuguese School, please, on Siqueira Campos street, 16. What’s the best way?
Taxi driver: Sure.
Passenger: I would like to see the beach on the way. Is it possible? I am also curious to see a very beautiful lake that you cariocas have here.
Taxi driver: Of course, sir. Let’s pass by Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas or by Praia de Copacabana.
Passenger: Ah! Very nice!
Taxi driver: You will love it!
Passenger: How nice. Could you tell me which way we are going to take?
Taxi driver: Of course. We are going by Epitácio Pessoa Avenue, where you will see the Lake. Then we are going to turn right, on Miguel de Lemos street and we are going straight ahead until Atlântica Avenue, where you are going to see Copacabana Beach. Let’s turn left, on Figueiredo de Magalhães street and, after, we are going to leave on Nossa Senhora de Copacabana Avenue , then, we are going to turn right, on Siqueira Campos street.
Passenger: Ok. Very well, then. How long is it going to take?
Taxi driver: About 15 minutes.
(…)
Taxi driver: We are here!
Passenger: Perfect. How much was the ride?
Taxi driver: R$ 15,00.
Passenger: Here it is. Thank you have a great day.
Taxi driver: You too. Have a great class!
Passenger: Thank you!

Did you see how smoothly that went? Now that you know how easy it is to take a taxi in Portuguese to get to the school, we are going to wait for you here. 😉 See you soon, tchau!

 Click on the links below to see related Dicas
Prepositions of Place in Portuguese
Gas Station in Portuguese
City in Portuguese
Public Institutions in Brazil

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