Hi friends! Excited to learn Portuguese today? In this Dica we will teach you how to say thank you in Portuguese, you are welcome in Portuguese and thank God in Portuguese too! Did you know the way to tell thank you to a woman is different from a men in Portuguese? We will also check out how to say no, thank you in Portuguese! Lots to learn today! Ready? Let’s go!
Want to know how to say thank you in Portuguese? To begin with, check out this list with the most formal and informal ways of saying it:
|Thank you very much
|Thanks a lot
Now let’s take a look at this video to understand better how to give thanks in Portuguese. Don’t forget to turn the subtitles on if you need them:
In Portuguese, to say thank you, a man should say obrigado or brigado, and a woman should say obrigada or brigada, for example. It varies according to the gender of the person that is speaking. Also, we often erase the first o from obrigado/a. Easy, right?
Now let’s see some of these words applied in real life situations:
|Greg: Oi, eu quero um pingado, por favor.
|Greg: Hi, I want a pingado, please.
|Atendente: Aqui está.
|Atendente: Here it is.
|Greg: Thank you.
|Derek: Luana, você pode me emprestar R$1?
|Derek: Can I borrow R$1?
|Luana: Toma aqui. Mas vê se devolve, hein!
|Luana: Here it is. But give it back to me!
How do you say thank you in Portuguese?
When you want to thank people for a specific thing that they did to you, you can say thank you in Portuguese + for + what are you thankful for.
Obrigada por me ajudar a estudar português em 30 dias.
Thank you for helping me study Portuguese in 30 days.
Obrigado pelo presente, eu gostei muito.
Thank you for the gift, I really liked it.
Notice that we used the preposition por and its contraction pelo. We can also use all of its contractions: pelo, pela, pelos and pelas.
Reaffirming your Acknowledgment
We also sometimes feel like reaffirming our thank you, for example using ok? This is a way to make people feel more secure about our acknowledgment. Take a look a the examples below:
|Sofia: Aqui está seu almoço.
|Sofia: Here is your lunch.
|Abigail: Poxa, obrigada, viu?
|Abigail: Wow, thank you, ok?
|Roberto: Terminei o relatório, chefe!
|Roberto: I finished the report, boss!
|Lucas: Obrigado, viu? Ficou ótimo.
|Lucas: Thank you, ok? It’s great.
Thank God in Portuguese
When we are glad that something happened, we can say thank God in Portuguese using graças a Deus. We use this expression a lot, even without a religious sense. But y ou can also use the same expression if you do actually want to thank Him, in a religious sense.
Graças a Deus você conseguiu comprar a casa.
Thank God that you were able to buy the house.
Thanks to Someone in Portuguese
We can also use graças a alguém (thanks to someone) meaning due to someone. So, if you learned Portuguese in Brazil and you are very happy and thankful, you can say:
Graças à Rio & Learn eu aprendi português.
Thanks to Rio & Learn I learned Portuguese.
No, thank you in Portuguese
Do you remember there is a difference between thank you to a woman and a man, right? Even if we are using a negative form to deny something, there will be a difference between how to say it depending on the speaker. Check out some examples:
|Antônio: Você quer um pedaço de bolo?
|Antônio: Do you want a slice of cake?
|Fábia: Não, obrigada!
|Fábia: No, thank you!
|Tatiana: Você quer ajuda no dever de casa?
|Tatiana: Do you want help with homework?
|Leonardo: Não, obrigado!
|Leonardo: No, thank you!
You are welcome in Portuguese
Let’s learn how to reply to thank you in Portuguese with this list of ways to express to you’re welcome in Portuguese:
|Não há de quê
Let’s check out some examples on how to use these terms:
|Joaquim: Muito obrigado pelo jantar!
|Joaquim: Thank you so much for the dinner!
|Alexandre: Imagina! Eu adorei te receber.
|Alexandre: No problem! I loved to have you here.
|Anna: Muito obrigada pelo atendimento.
|Anna: Thank you for the service.
|Atendente: Disponha sempre!
|Atendente: You’re always welcome.
|Júlia: Desculpa a bagunça!
|Júlia: Sorry for the mess!
|Roberto: Sem problemas!
|Roberto: No problem!
When someone says thank you, but you think they are the ones who should be thanked, you say obrigado/a você.
|Fábio: Obrigado pela conversa!
|Fábio: Thanks for the conversation!
|Jane: Não, obrigada você. Foi ótimo.
|Jane: No, thank you. It was great.
Now that you know how to thank someone and say you’re welcome in Portuguese. Remember there is a difference between thank you in portuguese to a woman and man. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to watch more video Dicas!
Kisses and hugs from Brazil.