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Phrases you need to know before you travel to Brazil

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Phrases you need to know before you travel to Brazil

How to greet people

  • Oi! (Hi!)

  • Olá! (Hello!)

  • Tudo bem? (How are you?)

  • Tudo bom? (How are you?)

  • Bom dia! (Good morning!)

  • Boa tarde! (Good evening!)

  • Boa noite! (Good night!)

  • Tchau! (Bye!)

  • Até logo! (See you soon!)

  • Até breve! (See you soon!)

  • Até mais tarde! (See you later!)

  • Até a próxima! (See you next time!)

How to introduce yourself

  • Oi! Eu sou Virginia. (Hi! I’m Virginia.)

  • Meu nome é Virginia. (My name is Virginia.)

  • Qual é o seu nome? (What is your name?)

  • Eu me chamo Virginia. (My name is Virginia.)

  • Como você se chama? (What 's your name?)

  • Prazer! (Nice to meet you!)

  • Muito prazer! (Pleased to meet you!)

How to improve your communication

  • Como se diz... em português? (How do you say… in Portuguese?)

  • Como se escreve? (How do you write it?)

  • Como se soletra? (How do you spell it?)

  • O que significa...? (What does… mean?)

  • Entendi. (Got it.)

  • Desculpe, eu não entendi. (Sorry, I didn’t get that.)

  • Poderia repetir, por favor? (Could you repeat, please?)

  • Poderia falar mais devagar, por favor? (Could you please speak more slowly?)

  • Desculpe, eu não falo português. (Sorry, I don’t speak Portuguese.)

  • Você fala inglês? (Do you speak English?)

Ho to be polite

  • Por favor! (Please!)

  • Obrigado ou Obrigada! (Thank you!)

  • Eu agradeço. (I appreciate it.)

  • De nada! (You're welcome!)

  • Por nada! (You're welcome!)

  • Não há de quê. (You’re welcome.)

  • Desculpe!/Desculpa! (Sorry!)

  • Com licença/Licença. (Excuse me.)

How to ask for information

  • Com licença. Estou perdida(o). Preciso de ajuda. (Excuse me. I'm lost. I need help.)

  • Estou procurando a praia/ o supermercado/ a farmácia. (I'm looking for the beach/ the supermarket/ the pharmacy.)

  • Você sabe onde fica o hotel ...? (Do you know where the hotel… is?)

  • Como eu chego ao museu / à praia? (How do I get to the museum / beach?)

  • Você sabe onde tem um caixa eletrônico? (Do you know where there is an ATM?)

  • Você sabe onde tem uma estação de metrô ou ônibus por aqui? (Do you know where there is a subway or bus station around here?)

That's it, everybody! Now you know the most useful words and phrases to use when you travel to Brazil.

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