Easiest English Phrases For Portuguese

Easiest English Phrases For Portuguese feature words similar to Portuguese that will enable you to understand what is meant.

Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to Portuguese to help you figure out its meaning.

After single words in English spelled like Portuguese, a good next step is short phrases of several words similar to Portuguese.

To keep it easiest these are phrases, but not sentences as in Phrase Books for Travel. Sentences may have too many words to deal with when you are just beginning.

The English version is placed first to get you in the habit of looking for and recognizing English words similar to ones in your own language and deducing what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

From the key words similar to Portuguese you should be able to make out the meanings of the other English connecting words that are not similar to Portuguese. Use the words similar to Portuguese as clues to the meanings of the other English words.

Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar English word. Many are like phrases in Portuguese that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

These phrases in English are followed by the Portuguese words that would be a good guess using as clues the English words similar to Portuguese. So as a result these are rough translations of the English phrases, which may not be the exact meanings, but will be close enough that you could deduce what is meant.

After the English and Portuguese versions of each phrase is the pronunciation of the English phrase.

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use on your trip to an English speaking country, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. Try to guess what each English phrase means without looking at the rough Portuguese version. See how far down the list you can get.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Portuguese are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]




access for the disabled -- acceso para os deficientes

air conditioning -- ar condicionado

allergic to antibiotics -- alérgico a

allergic to gluten -- alérgico a glutina

allergic to penicillin -- alérgico a penicilina

articles to declare -- artigos a declarar

cancel my reservation -- cancelar a minha reserva

car with air conditioning -- carro com ar condicionado

center of the city -- centro da cidade

certificate of authenticity -- certificado de autenticidade

confirm my reservation -- confirmar a minha reserva

discount for students -- descontos para estudantes

does not function -- não funciona

excursion in English -- excursão em inglês

form of identification -- forma de identificação

formula for a baby -- fórmula de bebê

in English -- em inglês

informal or formal -- informal ou formal

insert card -- inserir o cartão

lactose intolerant -- lactose intolerante

map of this region -- mapa desta região

medicine for diarrhea -- medicina para a diarreia

messages for me -- mensagem para mim

my baggage – minha bagagem

my car -- meu carro

my card -- meu cartão

my e-mail -- meu e-mail

my family – minha familia

my number -- meu número

my period -- meu período

my reservation -- minha reserva

my telephone -- meu telefone

national or international -- domestico ou internacional

nothing to declare -- nada a declarar ]

new message -- nova mensagem

number for the police -- número da policia

number for information -- número das Informações

for three nights -- para três noites

per day -- por dia

per hour -- por hora

per kilometer -- por quilómetro

per night -- por noite

price per day -- preço por dia

price per hour -- preço por hora

receive a fax -- receber fax -- [‘fax’]

recommend a bar -- recomendar um bar -- [‘bar’]

recommend a cafe -- recomendar um café -- [‘cafe’]

recommend a casino -- recomendar um casino

recommend a concert

recommend a dentist -- recomendar um dentista

recommend a doctor -- recomendar um médico

recommend a hotel -- recomendar um hotel

recommend a film -- recomendar um filme

recommend a pediatrician -- recomendar um pediatra

recommend a restaurant -- recomendar um restaurante

recommend an excursion -- recomendar uma excursão

recommend an excursion in English -- recomendar uma excursão em inglês

recommend an opera -- recomendar uma ópera

insect repellent -- repelente para insectos

report an assault -- reportar um assalto

report a robbery -- reportar um roubo

speed limite -- speed limit

taxi to the airport -- táxi ao aeroporto -- [‘taxi’]

to the airport -- ao aeroporto

use the telephone -- usar o telefone



In some cases, an English phrase has words in a different order than they would be in Portuguese, but in spite of this you should be able to understand what the following phrases mean.

In English, adjectives usually precede the nouns they modify, whereas in Portuguese adjectives often follow the nouns they modify.


access for the physically disabled -- acceso para deficientes fisicos

gay bar -- bar gay -- [‘gay bar’]

decaf(einated) coffee -- café descafeinado

credit card -- cartão de crédito

memory card -- cartão de memória

automatic (car) -- carro automatico

classe económica -- economy class

jazz club -- clube de jazz

gay club -- clube gay -- [‘gay’]

area code -- código de área

passport control -- controle de passaportes

camping prohibited -- é proibido acampar

snorkling equipment -- equipamento de snorkling

United States -- Estados Unidos

prepaid phone -- fone pré-pago

digital photos -- fotos digitais

tourist guide -- guia turistico

visiting hours -- horas de visitas

print digital photos -- imprimir fotos digitais

botanical garden -- jardim botânico

contact lens -- lentes de contacto

liquid for contact lens -- líquido de lentes de contacto

trail map -- mapa de trilha

sports massage -- massagem d’esportes

instant messenger -- mensageiro de instante

text message -- mensagem de texto

my fax number -- meu número de fax -- [‘fax’]

my telephone number -- meu número de telefone

unlimited mileage -- milhagem ilimitados

chocolate mousse -- mousse de chocolate

classical music -- música clássica

número de fax -- fax number -- [‘fax’]

number of the local police -- número da policia local

telefone number -- número de telefone

for external use -- para uso externo

ski pass -- passagem de esqui

for three days -- por três dias

for three hours -- por três horas

for one day -- por um dia

for one hour -- por um hora

fixed-price -- preço-fixo

allergic reaction -- reação alérgica

traditional Portuguese restaurant -- restaurante portuguese tradicional

alternate route -- rota alternada

internet service -- serviço internet ]

cell(ular) (tele)phones -- telefones celulares

golf tournament -- torneio de golf

infecção na vagina -- vaginal infection

rosé wine -- vinho rosé

commercial zone -- zona comercial



phone card -- cartão telefônico (Brazil)

correspondence for me -- correspondência para mim (Brazil)

bus station -- estação de ônibus (Brazil)

fast food -- fast food (Brazil) -- [‘fast food’]

tourist information -- informações turisticas (Brazil)

my name – meu nome (Brazil)

full name -- nome completo (Brazil)



qualified babysitter -- babysitter qualificada (Portugal) -- [‘babysitter’]



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