Some Portuguese Phrases Need No Translation because the words similar to English will enable you to understand what is meant.
Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to English to help you figure out its meaning.
So from the key words similar to English you should be able to make out the meanings of the other Portuguese connecting words that are not similar to English. Use the words similar to English as clues to the meanings of the other Portuguese words.
Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar Portuguese word. Many are like phrases in English that express ideas you have said or heard often before.
The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use when you travel to Portugal or Brazil, 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. See how far down the list you can get.
Note: With Portuguese words, accent marks indicate some [but not all] of the syllables to stress.
In this simplified pronunciation guide, syllables to stress are in capital letters.
Some of the following phrases in Portuguese can be used in both Portugual and Brazil. After those come phrases that can be used only in Brazil, followed by phrases that can be used only in Portugual.
PORTUGUESE PHRASES THAT NEED NO TRANSLATION
PORTUGUESE -- [SAY PORTUGUESE]
alérgico a antibiótica -- [uh-LEHR-gee-koo uh uhn-tee-bee-AW-tee-kuh]
alérgico a penicilina -- [uh-LEHR-gee-koo uh peh-neh-seh-LEE-nuh]
carro com ar condicionado -- [KAH-rroo kaum ar kawn-dee-see-oo-NAH-thoo]
certificado de autenticidade -- [sehr-tee-fee-KAH-thoo deh aw-tehn-tee-see-DAHD]
descontos para estudantes -- [dehs-KAUN-tooz PUH-ruh ee-stoo-DUHNTS]
domestico ou internacional -- [thoo-MEH-stee-koo awoo een-tehr-NUH-see-oo-nahl]
excursão em inglês -- [ee-skoor-SOHM eng eng-LEHZ]
forma de identificação -- [FAWR-muh deh ee-dehn-tee-fee-kuh-SOHM]
fórmula de bebê -- [FAWR-moo-luh deh beh-BEH]
informal ou formal -- [een-fohr-MAHL oo fohr-MAHL]
bicicleta de trêz-velocidades (Portugal) -- [bee-see-KLEH-tah deh trehz veh-LAW-see-DAH-dehz]
FOR AN EASIER VERSION
For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Portuguese Phrases, where these same phrases and more appear along with the English translations to help you understand the Portuguese phrases more easily.
FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE
For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Portuguese Sentences, where some of these same phrases appear in easy Portuguese sentences.