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What’s up everyone? Enjoying your day? Today we are going to learn how to say welcome in Portuguese.

How to say welcome in Portuguese

Let’s start understanding that in Portuguese, when you say welcome it can vary according to the gender and the number of the person or persons that you are speaking to. So, take a look at this list to see the proper words in each case.

Bem-vindo Welcome Masculine singular
Bem-vinda Welcome Feminine singular
Bem-vindos Welcome Masculine plural
Bem-vindas Welcome Feminine plural
Sejam bem vindos Welcome Masculine plural
Sejam bem-vindas Welcome Feminine plural
Seja bem-vindo Welcome Masculine singular
Seja bem-vinda Welcome Feminine singular

This is how we welcome our students, in Portuguese, here at Rio & Learn:

Welcoming dialogue

Moisés: Sejam bem-vindos à Rio & Learn, estudantes.
Estudantes: Obrigado!
Moisés: Muito prazer. Meu nome é Moisés e eu sou professor de português e Coordenador Pedagógico da escola. Estou aqui para ajudar vocês.
Estudantes: Muito prazer, Moisés.
Moisés: Vocês são estudantes de português?
Estudantes: Sim. Nós somos estudantes de português.
Moisés: Perfeito. Agora, vou apresentar para vocês os nossos professores, Pablo e Diogo. Eles são cariocas.
Estudantes: Muito prazer.
Moisés: Desejamos a todos vocês muito boa sorte em seus estudos.
Estudantes: Obrigado!

Translation of the welcoming dialogue

Moisés: Welcome to Rio & Learn, students.
Students: Thank you!
Moisés: Pleasure to meet you. My name is Moisés, and I am a Portuguese teacher and Pedagogic Coordinator of the school. I am here to help you.
Students: Pleasure to meet you too, Moisés.
Moisés: Are you Portuguese students?
Students: Yes. We are Portuguese students.
Moisés: Perfect, Now I’ll introduce you to our teachers, Pablo and Diogo. They are cariocas.
Students: It’s a pleasure.
Moisés: We wish you all good luck in your studies.
Students: Thank you!

Welcome in Portuguese as an adjective

We can also use welcome in Portuguese as an adjective. When you really like someone and you feel that they are welcome to come to your house all the time, you can say:

Você é bem-vindo aqui. Sempre que quiser, pode voltar.
You are welcome here. Every time you want, you can come back.

In the other hand, if you feel the opposite way, you can use the same expression but in the negative form.

Cachorros não são bem-vindos aqui, eles fazem a maior bagunça.
Dogs are not welcome here, they make the biggest mess.

Vocabulary list

Bem-vindos Welcome
Estudantes Students
Obrigado/a Thank you
Muito prazer Pleasure
Nome Name
Eu sou I am
Professor de português Portuguese teacher
Coordenador pedagógico Pedagogic coordinator
Escola School
Ajudar To help
Vocês são You are
Nós somos We are
Apresentar To introduce
Eles são They are
Cariocas People who were born in the city of Rio de Janeiro
Desejamos We wish
Boa sorte Good luck
Estudos Studies


That’s it friends. We hope you liked our Dica and learned how to say Welcome in Portuguese correctly. If you want to to get to know more about our school, come to our Instagram profile and check out our photos!

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Small classes, diverse accents, and engaging professors make Rio & Learn Online a fantastic choice! I've been thrilled with my experience at Rio & Learn Online so far. The small class sizes (around 1-3 others students) allow for personalized attention and plenty of opportunities to practice speaking. What's more, having different professors throughout the program exposes you to various accents, preparing you for real-world interactions. I opted for the full-time program, which involves 2 hours of daily learning from Monday to Friday. After just over 12 weeks, I can confidently say my Portuguese has improved dramatically. The professors are incredibly engaging and encourage students to utilize real-life examples, solidifying the learning process. While I'm only halfway through the program, I'm confident in recommending Rio & Learn Online to anyone seeking to learn Portuguese in a supportive and effective environment. I've gone from being a complete beginner (only knowing hi and bye) to holding conversations - and I'm excited to see how much further I can progress! I'll be back with another review after completing the program, but for now: Rio & Learn Online - highly recommended!
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I have been taking Portuguese classes with Rio and Learn for a few months. I appreciate their methodology. It is enjoyable and I am challenged and improving every day!
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My teachers Lucas, Ana Paula and Paulo were all excellent as well as very friendly and funny. It was a really enjoyable experience and I met loads of interesting new people.
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David Smith
Rio & Learn e um novo jeito de ensinar a lingua portuguesa. Puro prazer e muito eficiente. Quanto mais alunos na aula mais vida. Eu aconselho voces escolher as aulas grupais por porque sao interativas: rir, falar, argumentar, compartir uma lingua!
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Dominique Jacquin
Après 3 semaines que je suis dans cette école et je peux déjà parler portugais. Certe avec des erreurs mais j'ai fait des progrès fulgurant. En plus, du Lundi au Vendredi l'ecole propose des activitées qu'il appelle "Rio Live" ce qui permet de visiter en même temps Rio tout en parlant Portugais et de rencontrer des gens😃 Toute l'équipe est genial et est prêts à aider si besoin 😁
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C'est vraiment fantastique...RioAndLearn. Les cours de portugais...ça vaut vraiment la peine. Les cours ont lieu du lundi au vendredi, (de 9h à 13h) et en après midi, ce sont des activités libres en groupe. (Soccer de plage, volleyball , excursions, visites des lieux touristiques, etc) Vendredi soir, on est allé à Lapa, un quartier nocturne de Rio. C'est quelque chose à voir! Des rues bondées de monde, des orchestres, des discothèques...Allô les décibels! L'apprentissage du portugais se fait en immersion, aussi bien en salle de classe que dans les activités extérieures organisées par Rio&Learn. On est plongé dans la langue portugaise et la culture Brésilienne.... Obligé de parler portugais....🫡 Je le recommande. Pierre Pedro, Montréal, Canada
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