Year in Portuguese

year in portuguese: eles vieram pro Rio em dois mil e vinte e dois!

Hello guys! Ready for one more Dica? After learning about numbers and dates, it’s important to take a look at the year in Portuguese. As many other languages and cultures, our timeline is divided in two: Antes de Cristo (a.C) Before Christ and Depois de Cristo (d.C) After Christ. This is helpful when we need to talk about a pass date in Portuguese that shares the same numbers with other dates. But let’s first take a good look at how we read the years! That way, you will be able to wish happy new year in Portuguese without any issues!

How to Say Years in Portuguese

In Portuguese, we often use the full name when we want to refer to a year. Take a look at the examples below:

  • 1966 = mil novecentos e sessenta e seis (nineteen sixty-six)
  • 1993 = mil novecentos e noventa e três (nineteen ninety-three)

But we have also another way, that is only used in an exception. When we are talking about the 20th century, we might use a shorter way. Take a look at the examples below:

  • 1966 = sessenta e seis (sixty-six)
  • 1993 = noventa e três (ninety-three)
Year in Portuguese. ano completo: 1990 - mil novecentos e noventa. uma parte do ano: 1985 - oitenta e cinco.

We can also refer to years in whole groups, for example decades and centuries. When talking about decades, again, we are always referring to the 20th century. Take a look at the examples below:

  • Ela viveu na década de 50 (She lived in the 50’s)
  • Eu nasci no século 20 (I was born in the 20th century)

What about the 2000s?

When we talk about the 2000s, it’s a whole different story! We just say full names, no exceptions here. For example:

  • 2005 = dois mil e cinco (two thousand and five)
  • 2022 = dois mil e vinte e dois (two thousand and twenty-two).
Year in Portuguese. Ano completo: 2010 - dois mil e dez; 2011 - dois mil e onze
 width=

Examples for Year in Portuguese

Let’s check out some examples for the use of years in Portuguese. Observe that when we talk about the date in Portuguese, we also use some prepositions. If you want to dive deeper into this matter, we have the right Dica just for you.

Example for Year in Portuguese: Dialogue

Derek: Vocês sabiam que o metrô começou a circular no Rio a partir de setenta e nove?
Christian: Sério, Derek? Que incrível!

Derek: Sim, muito antes de eu nascer! Eu nasci apenas em mil novecentos e noventa e dois!
Christian: Você é jovem! Eu nasci em oitenta e sete!

Derek: Do you know that the subway in Rio came up in seventy-nine?
Christian: Really, Derek? Amazing!
Derek: Yeah, long before I was born! I was only born in nineteen ninety-two!
Christian: You’re young! I was born in eighty-seven!

Example for Year in Portuguese: Phrases

  • No ano novo de noventa e três, eu vi os fogos de Copacabana!
  • In the new year of ninety-three, I saw the fireworks of Copacabana!
  • Minha mãe nasceu em mil novecentos e setenta e nove!
  • My mother was born in nineteen seventy-nine!
  • Você sabe pronunciar dois mil e vinte e dois quando deseja um Feliz Ano Novo em Português?
  • Do you know how to pronounce two thousand and twenty-two when you wish a Happy New Year in Portuguese?
  • Em dois mil e vinte e dois, Anna começou a aprender português.
  • In two thousand and twenty-two, Anna started to learn Portuguese.
  • Em dois mil e vinte eu fiz o Celpe-Bras!
  • In two thousand and twenty I did the Celpe-Bras!

If you want to say the numbers on the date in Portuguese correctly, take a look at our Dica about Big Numbers in Portuguese.

Learn More About Year in Portuguese

Let’s check our knowledge and pronunciation before our exercise! Take a look at the video below, and don’t forget you can turn on the subtitles!

Exercise to Wrap-it-up

Now, you will be able to say Happy New Year in Portuguese with the full date! How do you feel about it? Don’t forget to check our website to learn more about our school and to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, ok?

Huge kiss from Rio de Janeiro.

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Big Numbers in Portuguese

Dates in Portuguese
Exercises with Numbers in Portuguese
Numbers 11-20 in Portuguese

This post is also available in: English Português (Portuguese) Español (Spanish)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search for Portuguese Dicas

Tell us which Portuguese lesson you would like to learn

 

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Suscribe to A Dica do Dia.

Get free Portuguese lessons. Subscribe to A Dica do Dia and get short, daily lessons in Portuguese completely free.

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 321 reviews
I’ve just started online classes with Prof. Ana Carolina & she is the absolute best! It’s my first time learning Portuguese and I was speaking full sentences in the first class. Obrigada!
Katie Andrews
Katie Andrews
2023-12-14
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!
Mona Hinamanu
Mona Hinamanu
2023-12-12
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!
Bryan Beaver
Bryan Beaver
2023-12-12
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.
David Smith
David Smith
2023-12-11
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!
Dominique Jacquin
Dominique Jacquin
2023-12-06
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 😁
YOAN REMIA
YOAN REMIA
2023-12-05
I've been taking the group online courses with Rio&Learn for 2 months. They offer a fantastic way to learn Portuguese and get speaking practice if you don't live in Brazil. The teachers are engaging and are able to adjust their level of Portuguese to whatever level you are at. Obrigado!
Jake H
Jake H
2023-12-04
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
M54 “M5454” 54
M54 “M5454” 54
2023-12-03