Useful Words
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WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS IN PORTUGUESE

In the following lists, the Portuguese is in italic with approximate pronunciations in the third column.

English

Portuguese

Pronunciation (rough)

TRAVELLING AND LEISURE

Yes

Sim

sing

No

Não

naong

Passport

Passaporte

pasaport

Custom

Alfândega

alfandega

Bag

Saco

sakoo

Ticket

Bilhete

beelyet

Entrance

Entrada

entrada

Exit

Saída

sa eeda

Closed

Fechado

feshadoo

Open

Aberto

abertoo

GREETINGS

Hello

Olá

ohlah

Good morning

Bom dia

bawn deeah

Good afternoon

Boa tarde

boa tard

Good night

Boa noite

boa noyt

How are you?

Como está?

kawmoo eshtah

I am pleased to meet you

Um prazer

um prazair

Goodbye

Adeus

ahdeyoosh

See you later

Até logo

ahtay lawgoo

COURTESY

Please

Faz favour

fahsh favawre

Thank you (woman speaking)

Obrigada

obreegahdah

Thank you (man speaking)

Obrigado

obreegahdoo

I am sorry (apology)

Desculpe

deshkoolpe

Excuse me (when obstructing)

Com licence 

cawn leesensah

It doesn’t matter

Não faz mal            

naw fahsh mahl

IN THE RESTAURANT

Fork

Garfo

garfoo

Spoon

Colher

koolyer

Plate

Prato

pratoo

Menu

Menu 

menoo

Napkin

Guardanapo

gwardanapoo

Service

Serviço

serveesoo

Bill

Conta

konta

Cup

Chávena

shavna

Knife

Faca

faka

Water

Água

agwa

Wine

Vinho

veenyoo

Coffee

Café

ka fe

Milk

Leite

leit

Rice

Arroz

arrosh

Bread

Pão

paong

Butter

Manteiga  

manteiga

Egg

Ovo

ovo

Salad

Salada

salada

Soup

Sopa

sopa

Fish

Peixe

peish

Duck

Pato

patoo

Sardine

Sardinha

sardeenya

Salmon

Salmão

salmaong

Prawn

Gamba

gamba

Lobster

Lagosta

lagoshta

NUMBERS

One

Um

oong

Two

Dois

doish

Three

Três

tresh

Four

Quatro

kwatroo

Five

Cinco

seenkoo

Six

Seis

seish

Seven

Sete

set

Eight

Oito

oitoo

Nine

Nove

nov

Zero

Zero

zero

EMERGENCY

Accident

Acidente

aseedent

Fire

Fogo

fogoo

Ambulance

Ambulância

amboolansya

Telephone

Telefone

tele fon

Pain

Dor 

dor

Doctor

Médico

medeekoo

Police

Policia

pooleesya

Hospital

Hospital 

oshpeetal

Embassy

Embaixada 

embaishada



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