Useful Portuguese Vocabulary


Useful Portuguese Vocabulary

Basic Words

Hello – Olá
Goodbye – Adeus
Yes – Sim
No – Não
Maybe – Talvez
Thankyou – Obrigado (male)/ Obrigada (female)
Please – Por favor
Sorry – Desculpe (formal), Desculpa (informal)
Today – Hoje
Tomorrow – Amanhã
Where – Onde
How – Como
Who – Quem
Why – Porquê
When – Quando

(Note- The correct spelling is PORTUGUESE with a silent 2nd u. The word is often misspelled eg. Portugese, Potugese, Portugues, portuegese, purtugese and many others. These are all incorrect!)

Days of the week

Dias da semana

Monday – Segunda-feira

Tuesday – Terça-feira

Wednesday – Quarta-feira

Thursday – Quinta-feira

Friday – Sexta-feira

Saturday – Sábado

Sunday – Domingo

(Note- Although the ‘feira’ is traditionally used after the above mentioned days of the week, you can omit the ‘feira’ and it will still make perfect sense. So monday can just be said as ‘Segunda’, but this is a more colloquial way of speaking)

Numbers

Números

Zero – Zero
One – Um
Two – Dois
Three – Três
Four – Quatro
Five – Cinco
Six – Seis
Seven – Sete
Eight – Oito
Nine – Nove
Ten – Dez

Eleven – Onze
Twelve – Doze
Thirteen – Treze
Fourteen – Catorze
Fifteen – Quinze
Sixteen – Dezasseis
Seventeen – Dezassete
Eighteen – Dezoito
Nineteen – Dezanove

Twenty – Vinte
Thirty – Trinta
Forty – Quarenta
Fifty – Cinquenta
Sixty – Sessenta
Seventy – Setenta
Eighty – Oitenta
Ninety – Noventa

One Hundred – Cem
One Thousand – Mil
One Million – Um Milhão

Months & Seasons

Meses e Estações do ano

January – Janeiro
February – Fevereiro
March – Março
April – Abril
May – Maio
June – Junho
July – Julho
August – Agosto
September – Setembro
October – Outubro
November – Novembro
December – Dezembro

Winter – Inverno
Spring – Primavera
Summer – Verão
Autumn – Outono

Colours

Cores

Black – Preto
Blue – Azul
Brown – Castanho
Green – Verde
Grey – Cinzento
Orange – Laranja
Pink – Rosa
Purple – Roxo
Red – Vermelho
White – Branco
Yellow – Amarelo

Want to know how to pronounce these colours in portuguese?

Animals

Animais

Bear – Urso
Bird – Pássaro
Cat – Gato
Chicken – Galinha
Cow – Vaca
Dog – Cão
Dolphin – Golfinho
Donkey – Burro
Duck – Pato
Elephant – Elefante
Fish – Peixe
Goat – Cabra
Horse – Cavalo
Lamb – Cordeiro
Lion – Leão
Monkey – Macaco
Mouse – Rato
Penguin – Pinguim
Pig – Porco
Rabbit – Coelho
Sheep – Carneiro
Snake – Cobra
Tiger – Tigre
Whale – Baleia
Wolf – Lobo
Zebra – Zebra