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Useful Portuguese Phrases for Your Holiday

Next up in our mini blog series, Portuguese.

The Basics

Hello/Goodbye

Bom dia/Adeus (Bomm dee-a/A-day-osh)

Yes/No

Sim/Nao (Seem/Now)

Please/Thank you

Por favor Obrigado (m) / Obrigada (f) (Poor fa-voor Oh-bree-gad-o[a])

 

Key Phrases

1. Where are the toilets?

Onde esta banheiro? (On-day-shta ban-yer-o?)

2. How much is this?

Quanto que é este(a)? (Quantoo ki eh esstee(a)?)

3. Where can I get a taxi?

Onde posso arranjar um taxi? (On-day poss-oo arran-jar um tax-ee?)

4. Where can I change money?

Onde posso trocar dinheiro? (On-day possoo troo-car din-yay-roo?)

5. Do you accept credit cards?

Você aceita cartão de crédito? (Vo-say ass-ayta car-tao de credeet-o?)

6. I would like a beer, please

Eu gostaria a cerveja, por favor. (You goss-ta-reea a sir-veer-ja, poor fav-oor.)

7. I would like a red/white wine, please

Eu gostaria vinho tinto/branco, por favor. (You goss-ta-reea vin-ho chin-ko/branco, poor fav-oor.)

8. Please bring the bill

Por favor traga-me a conta. (Poor fav-oor traga-may a conta.)

9.  What time is it?

Que horas são? (Kay or-a say-o?)

 

and if all else fails….

10. Excuse me, do you speak English?

Fala(s) inglês? (Fah-lah(sh) een-glehsh?)

 

Next time, we’ll be giving you useful French holiday phrases.