Basic Phrases

Whilst a lot of people in Portugal do speak English, it can certainly help knowing a few basic phrases, here are a dozen to get you started.

YesSim
NoNão
Welcome!Bem-vindo!
Pleased to meet youMuito prazer em conhecer
HelloOlá
GoodbyeAdeus
Thank youObrigado [male] / Obrigada [female]
My name is...O meu nome é...
Do you speak English?Fala inglês?
I'm sorry, I don't speak PortugueseDesculpe, não falo português
I need helpPreciso de ajuda
Where is the toilet, please?Onde é o lavabo, faz favor?

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Greetings

HelloBom dia
Good morningBom dia
Good eveningBoa tarde
GoodbyeAdeus

Adjectives

Beautifulbelo
Bettermelhor
Excellentexcelente
Goodbom/boa
Happyfeliz
Illdoente
Marriedcasado/a
One more/anothermais um(a)

Getting around

What time does ... leave/arrive?A que horas parte/chega ...?
The boato barco
The bus (city)o autocarro
The bus (intercity)a camioneta
The metroo metro
The traino combóio
The tramo eléctrico

Directions

Go straight aheadsiga sempre a direito
Turn leftVire á esquerda
Turn rightvire á direita
Northnorte
Southsul
Eastleste/este
Westoeste

Around Town

Where is the ...?Onde é ...?
Banko banco
City centreo centro de cidade
Hospitalo hospital
Hotelum hotel
Marketo mercado
Police stationo posto da polícia
Post officeos correios
Public toiletos sanitários
Tourist officeo turismo

Time & Dates

Mondaysegunda-feira
Tuesdayterça-feira
Wednesdayquarta-feira
Thursdayquinta-feira
Fridaysexta-feira
Saturdaysábado
Sundaydomingo

Numbers

Oneum/uma
Twodois/duas
Threetrés
Fourquatro
Fivecinco
Sixseis
Sevensete
Eightoito
Ninenove
Tendez