Welcome to Rio & Learn

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!

See you! Byebye 😉

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Had an incident with a holiday. I selected Monday and Wednesday for my classes, since I can’t attend classes on other days. Due to holiday one of the lessons was scheduled on Friday. I warned about this issue on Tuesday, 3 days before the lesson, but manager answered in a rude way that they can’t do anything and blamed me that this is my fault I didn’t warn earlier. Teacher is asking their students to give good grades to the course on a second lesson. This is not teachers fault. Probably managers ask her to do this. Maybe my grade will change. Only time will show. At the moment as is.
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Mykola Kurenkov
Estudar portugués online com a escola Río & learn é muito gratificante pra mim, pois as professoras são amorosas. As aulas são engraçadas, com muita prática falando português brasileiro. Também eu posso conhecer pessoas de outros países e outras culturas. Eu sinto que moro no Brasil quando eu estou em aula!!
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Giulia Benzi
Giulia Benzi
I took a one week in-person course and had an amazing experience. It was intensive and definitely highly recommended! I appreciate the great, caring and highly professional team : Diogo for your awesome and energetic lectures and dedication. The lessons outside the classroom were very engaging and a useful way to immerse into local life. Thanks Laise, Marta and Dayane for the great support and smooth coordination. I look forward to taking the online sessions next!
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Cheryl Loh
I joined the online classes 1 month ago and I am loving the experience. Shout-out to Professora's Dani & Nathalia,they're amazing! The classes are interesting,focused and the teachers are very patient. They also do extra online activities outside the class schedule to really boost your learning in a fun, engaging environment. My speaking proficiency is improving faster than ever before compared to other classes I tried with other schools. The staff are very organised, communicate well and I think the cost is excellant value for money. Vamos lá!
Natasha Deegan
Natasha Deegan
Followed one week of group classes in Rio de Janeiro, I had no prior experience with Portuguese. The classes were really good, fun even (we laughed a lot) and the material is very well chosen. The after activities (Rio Live) as well were so fun and the teachers (Diogo) always made you feel comfortable and had a lot of patience. We even went for lunch together to learn about this subject. I really loved this way of teaching. I feel like I have a good base of the language and I can understand so much more now.
I have taken online courses twice now with Rio & Learn. In both group and private lessons the instruction was excellent. Classes were well-planned and the instructors were responsive and engaging. If I ever have the chance I will definitely sign up for their in person classes.
Heather Minielly
Heather Minielly
Ich war vor 4 Jahren dort und habe dort die Basics in Portugiesisch gelernt. Sehr praxisnaher Unterricht mit vielen Aktivitäten und Spaß. Mir gefällt dieser spielerische Ansatz sehr und ich konnte einiges lernen. Absolute Empfehlung!
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Lars Altmar
This is the best language school ever. I spent one month, started with no portguese whatsoever, and now I can hold basic conversations and understand most of what people are saying. My progress was pretty amazing thanks to all the teachers who are AMAZING. I can't stress enough how nice, helpful and fun they are. In addition to classes in the mornings, the school offers different kinds of activities every afternoon outside the school. It's great to practice portuguese outside and also discover some great places in Rio as well as many different kind of fun activities. I made great friends there and had so many good laughs. Often the teachers also take you out of the classroom for the entire class or half of it to make it more entertaining. I truly recommend this school that was way more than a school for me. Thanks to everyone there, especially Diogo, Lais and Guliana for everything.
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tessie cranman
Rio & Learn is a great space to learn Portuguese. The amazing teachers and support staff create a wonderful and intimate environment to learn, through a varied set of mediums: class lectures, out and about lesson around copacabana, post-school activities as well as a range of 121 teaching options. I highly recommend this school!!!