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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Based on 282 reviews
This is the best way to learn portuguese in Rio! Great atmosphere, vers good teachers and very efficient active learning method through one big bonus of this school: Rio&live !! Definitely recommand!!
Kanso M
Kanso M
Llevo solo unas semanas estudiando en línea con Rio & Learn y puedo decir que mi portugués ya ha mejorado notablemente! Espero poder visitar la escuela pronto para realizar una inmersión completa y conocer a todos los profesores que son geniales. Muchas gracias Rio & Learn!
Pablo Gonzalez
Pablo Gonzalez
I have been taking online group classes here for about a month. The entire class is in Portuguese so you learn super fast. The class sizes are small and after each class the teacher evaluates you, so you learn at your own pace. All the teachers I've had are super enthusiastic and encouraging. You're also put in a WhatsApp group to practice and there are extra online activities which are super fun. I both laugh and learn a ton in my classes. I highly recommend this school and I hope someday in the future I can visit in person!
Sam Terlizzi
Sam Terlizzi
I had a lovely time with the teachers and my fellow students during the classes and the activities the school provided. They push you to speak as much Portuguese as possible during and outside the classes. This made it possible for me to start smal conversation after one week!!! Thank you very much for all the fun and teachable moments! “Eu gosto Rio and Learn!”
Mathieu Vandemaele (MathieuV)
Mathieu Vandemaele (MathieuV)
Rio & Learn is a one stop shop for learning Portuguese while enjoying the amazing Carioca lifestyle. The teachers and the staffs are very accommodating and they always encourage you to speak and immerse in the language. The immersion classes would take you on amazing journeys to local historic spots of the city while keeping you extra fit. Highly recommend!!!
Khoa Pham
Khoa Pham
excelente experiencia, quero visitar novamente, os professores foram maravilhosos - Diogo e Ana Paula! A escola é bem organizada, bem localizada e funciona bem. Obrigada a todos!
Wonderful experience of Portuguese learning! The curriculum combines class room lectures and RioLIVE! field trips. My favorite activities are samba and cooking lesson. Staff and teachers are very friendly and helpful.The school is perfectly suited few steps away from beautiful Copacabana beach. Diogo is amazing and fun, he makes a beginner like feels really comfortable and able to learn!
Hong Lynn Zeng
Hong Lynn Zeng
E ai pessoal! Rio & Learn fue una experiencia maravillosa. En la escuela tuve clases muy interesante que mezclan temas gramaticales con conversación de una forma muy bien planificada. Adicionalmente, las actividades programadas por la escuela en la tarde y los fines de semana son muy divertidas y son una extensión de las clases por lo que se puede continuar practicando portugués en un escenario más pragmático. Complementario a esto, los profesores son muy buenos y tienen mucho ánimo y disposición para enseñar, preocupándose de que el estudiante aprenda ya sea en un entorno individual o grupal; debido a que el profesor que dicta la clase cambia con cierta frecuencia uno tiene la posibilidad de desarrollar más la habilidad de escucha con los diferentes acentos y dinámicas de cada uno. Finalmente, como solo traveler es el lugar ideal para hacer amigos en clase y pasar un buen rato con las actividades de RioLive mientras conoces Rio y practicas el idioma objetivo así que es una excelente combinación. Recomiendo completamente, amé mi experiencia, cree amistades para toda la vida y mejoré mi portugués tal como quería, superó mis expectativas con creces.
karolina roa correa
karolina roa correa
la escuela es muy útil para aprender portugués, las clases son interactivas y divertidas. Tiene excelentes profesores que ayudan al aprendizaje de manera efectiva.
Daniela Camacho
Daniela Camacho
I highly recommend Rio and Learn, especially as a solo-traveler. You will make so many friends from the classes and have a lot of support from teachers as well. The group classes are quite great and allow you to maximize your time in the city. I love how you spend the first half of the day focusing on grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary and then afterwards you actually apply it while visiting some of the coolest places in Rio.
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michael alcorn