Useful Portuguese Phrases

Ejemplo de palabras básicas en Portugués. Juan: Como se diz "Free" em Português?

Hello everyone! Welcome to one more Dica! Have you ever dreamed about coming to Brazil? Do you feel like you should learn useful Portuguese phrases for tourists? Well, you are in luck, because today we will study a few useful Portuguese Phrases to help you improve your communication! Ready? So, come with us!

Important Phrases in Portuguese

There are expressions that everybody needs to know in order to have a good conversation. That’s why we listed 18 of the most helpful phrases we have for you to study Portuguese. Check it out!

O que significa isso?What does that mean?
Como se diz “Free” em Português?How can I say “Free” in Portuguese?
Desculpe, eu não entendo.Sorry, I don’t understand.
Você pode repetir, por favor?Can you repeat, please?
Pode falar de novo, por favor?Can you say it again, please?
Pode falar mais devagar, por favor?Can you speak slower, please?
“Entendi” ou “Não entendi”.“I got it” or “I didn’t get it”
Acho que sim / Acho que não.I think so / I don’t think so.
Eu não sei.I don’t know.
Muito obrigado(a).Thank you very much.
De nada.You are welcome.
Com licença.Excuse me.
Um momento, por favor.One moment, please.
Não tem problema.It’s not a problem.
Que dia é hoje?What day is today?
Que horas são?What time is it?

Examples with Useful Brazilian Portuguese Phrases

Useful Portuguese Phrases. Joshua: Igor, que dia é hoje?
Joshua: Igor, Que dia é hoje?Joshua: Igor, what day is today?
Igor: Hoje é dia 22 de janeiro. Igor: Today is January 22nd.
Joshua: Muito obrigado! Joshua: Thank you very much.
Igor: De nada!Igor: You are welcome!

Pronunciation of Important Phrases in Portuguese

Now It’s Your Turn!

Now it’s your turn to practice! Make sure to remember the useful Portuguese phrases for tourists you have just learned! Select the right phrases below to complete the dialogue and make our teachers proud!

  1. Desculpa
  2. Com licença
  3. Muito obrigado
  4. Desculpe, eu não entendo
  5. Entendi

No Restaurante:

José: Opa, __________! Me atrasei!
Anna: Tudo bem, José! Como você está?
José: Estou bem!
Garçom: __________! Vocês vão querer alguma bebida?
Anna: __________!
Garçom: Perguntei se vocês querem beber algo.
Anna: Ah, sim! __________. Gostaria de um café!
José: Eu quero um chá. __________.

Are you a master of the useful phrases now? Tell us in the comments how you would react in the situation from the exercise (if you didn’t understand something the waiter said). Would you ask him to repeat or just tell him you didn’t understand?

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Portuguese Expressions with Ter
Expressions with the Verb Fazer
Idiomatic Expressions in Portuguese


José: Opa, desculpa! Me atrasei!
Anna: Tudo bem, José! Como você está?
José: Estou bem!
Garçom: Com licença! Vocês vão querer alguma bebida?
Anna: Desculpe, eu não entendo!
Garçom: Perguntei se vocês querem beber algo.
Anna: Ah, sim! Entendi. Gostaria de um café!
José: Eu quero um chá. Muito obrigado.

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