English Phrases Need No Translation For Portuguese

Some English Phrases Need No Translation For Portuguese because the words similar Portuguese to will enable understanding of what is meant.

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

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.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. 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.]


English Phrases That Need No Translation For Portuguese

ENGLISH -- [Pronunciations will be added]

air conditioning

allergic to antibiotics

allergic to gluten

allergic to penicillin

articles to declare

cancel my reservation

car with air conditioning

center of the city

certificate of authenticity

confirm my reservation

discount for students

does not function

excursion in English

form of identification

formula for a baby

in English

informal or formal

insert card

lactose intolerant

map of this region

medicine for diarrhea

messages for me

my baggage

my car

my card

my e-mail

my family

my number

my period

my reservation

my telephone

domestic or international

nothing to declare

number for the police

number for information

for three nights

per day

per hour

per kilometer

per night

price per day

price per hour

receive a fax -- [‘fax’]

recommend a bar -- [‘bar’]

recommend a cafe -- [‘cafe’]

recommend a casino

recommend a concert

recommend a dentist

recommend a hotel

recommend a film

recommend a pediatrician

recommend a restaurant

recommend an excursion

recommend an excursion in English

recommend an opera

insect repellent

report an assault

report a robbery

speed limite

taxi to the airport -- [‘taxi’]

use the telephone



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.

ENGLISH -- [More Pronunciations will be added]

gay bar -- [‘bar gay’]

decaf(einated) coffee

credit card

memory card

automatic (car)

classe económica

jazz club

gay club -- [‘gay’]

area code

passport control

camping prohibited

snorkling equipment

United States

prepaid phone

digital photos

visiting hours

print digital photos

botanical garden

contact lens

liquid for contact lens

trail map

sports massage

instant messenger

text message

my fax number [fax’]

my telephone number

unlimited mileage

chocolate mousse]

classical music

número de fax [‘fax’]

number for the local police

telefone number

for external use

ski pass

for three days

for three hours

for one day

for one hour


allergic reaction

traditional Portuguese restaurant

alternate route

internet service

cell(ular) (tele)phones

golf tournament

infecção na vagina

commercial zone



phone card

correspondence for me

bus station

tourist information

my name

full name



qualified babysitter


For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest English Phrases for Portuguese

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest English Sentences Portuguese, where some of these same phrases appear in easy English sentences.

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