The more you can speak Portuguese, the more you’ll discover about Brazil!
Even if you stay only a week, it’s good to know the basic of the language.
Onde está ... ? : Where is ... ?
Quanto é ? : How much ?
Quero ir a ... ? : I want to go to ... ?
Bom dia : Good morning
Boa tarde : Good afternoon
Boa noite : Good evening
Por favor : Please
Com licença : Excuse-me
Desculpa : Sorry
Obrigado/a : Thanks (depending on gender)
Tchau : Goodbye
Até logo : See you
Boteco/Botequim/Beco : Bar
Pé-sujo : litterally « dirty foot » : it’s a very plain bar where different social classes gather around and mix together. A perfect illustration in Rio would be the “Arco-iris” bar or "beco de rato" bar, both in Lapa. .
Barraca : in the beach, place where you can rent a chair or buy a drink at the beach.
Uma gelada : a very fresh beer like only Brazilians can serve.
Padaria : a bakery, but nothing in common with a French one. They sell bread (called “pao francês”!) but also alcoholic beverages and are open until late at night, sometimes all night long.
Churrasco : Brazilian barbecue
Refresco : diluted and sweetened fruit juice