Year of Youth 2018

Top 10 Portuguese Phrases - Travel Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Last edited 16th May 2013

Learn how to say Thanks and other local phrases during your visit to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013!

Number 10: If you want to ask your taxi driver to stop, say "Pode parar aqui."

Number 9: If you have to go to the bathroom, you ask, "Onde e? o banheiro?"

When shopping, if you want to know the price, you ask, "Quanto custa?"

Number 7: If you are wanting to ask somebody if they speak English or not, you say, "Voce? fala Ingles?"

Number 6: When addressing people you can use Senhor (Mr) or Sehnora (Mrs). And if it is somebody your age, you can either call them by their first name or or use the term moçu (boy), or moça (miss).

Number 5: In case of an emergency you can say, "Socorro." which means help.

Number 4 is for greetings. If you want to say good morning, say, "Bom dia." Good afternoon is "Boa tarde." Good evening and good night is "Boa noite."

Number 3: For apologizing you would say, "Me Desculpa." But if you're trying to get through a crowd, saying excuse me is "Com licença."

Number 2: If you want to say thank you, you would say "Obrigada," if you are a female. You would say, "Obrigado," if you are a male. Obrigda or Obrigado.

Number 1: "Oi." means hello.

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