Geared toward Absolute Beginners, this course gives you a solid start and foundation to build upon.
This is an introductory course to the Portuguese language as spoken in Portugal. Throughout the course, we will focus on the Portuguese sound system and basic Portuguese grammar.
You will also learn how to introduce yourself and day-to-day, useful phrases. Finally, we will discuss learning resources and strategies to support your learning journey.
After the course, you will have a basic understanding of European Portuguese pronunciation and grammar. You will also be capable of engaging in simple, short oral interactions. Last but not least, you will be aware of a variety of learning resources and strategies to help you succeed at learning the language.
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This intensive course is for language learners striving toward the A2 level.
Are you planning a trip to Portugal, or want to get a taste of Portuguese? Learning some of the most common Portuguese phrases will for sure come in handy. Not only will they help you navigate your way around, but they’ll also give you a general sense of what Portuguese looks and sounds like.
Here’re some of the most common Portuguese phrases you need to learn as soon as possible. These phrases are used in everyday situations, from greetings to ordering food to asking for directions.
Olá [oˈɫa] – Hello
Xau [ˈʃaw] – Goodbye
Obrigado/a [obɾiˈgadu/ɐ] – Thank you (male/female)
De nada [dɨ ˈnadɐ ] – You’re welcome
Por favor [puɾ fɐˈvoɾ] – Please
Com licença [kõ ɫiˈsẽsɐ] – Excuse me
Desculpe [dɨʃˈkuɫpɨ]– Sorry
Não falo português [ˈnɐ̃w ˈfaɫu puɾtuˈgeʃ] – I don’t speak Portuguese
Fala inglês? [ˈfaɫɐ ĩˈgɫeʃ?] – Do you speak English?
Sim [ˈsĩ] – Yes
Não [ˈnɐ̃w] – No
Como está? [ˈkomu ʃˈta?] – How are you?
Tudo bem [ˈtudu bɐ̃j] – Everything’s good
Sou de… [ˈso dɨ… ] – I’m from…
Como se chama? [ˈkomu sɨ ˈʃɐmɐ? ] – What’s your name?
Chamo-me… [ˈʃɐmu-mɨ…] – My name is…
Prazer em conhecê-lo/a [pɾɐˈzeɾ ɐ̃j kuɲɨˈse-ɫu/ɐ] – Nice to meet you (male/female)
Onde fica…? [ˈõdɨ ˈfikɐ…?] – Where is…?
Quanto custa? [ˈkwɐ̃tu ˈkuʃtɐ?] – How much does it cost?
Gostava de… [guʃˈtavɐ dɨ…] – I would like to…
Aceita cartão de crédito? [ɐˈsɐjtɐ kaɾˈtɐ̃w dɨ ˈkɾɛditu?] – Do you take credit card?
Posso pagar em dinheiro? [ˈposu pɐˈgaɾ ɐ̃j diˈɲɐjɾu?] – Can I pay in cash?
Com licença [kõ ɫiˈsẽsɐ]– Excuse me
Preciso de ajuda [pɾɨˈsizu dɨ ɐˈʒudɐ] – I need help
Não entendi [ˈnɐ̃w ẽtẽˈdi] – I didn’t understand
Pode repetir, por favor? [ˈpodɨ ʁɨpɨˈtiɾ, puɾ fɐˈvoɾ?] – Can you repeat, please?
Pode falar mais devagar? [ˈpodɨ fɐˈɫaɾ ˈmajʒ dɨvɐˈgaɾ?] – Can you speak more slowly?
Aqui está [ɐˈki ʃˈta] – Here it is
Concordo [kõˈkoɾdu] – I agree
Não concordo [ˈnɐ̃w kõˈkoɾdu] – I disagree
Percebi [pɨɾsɨˈbi] – I understood
Não percebi [ˈnɐ̃w pɨɾsɨˈbi] – I didn’t understand
Como se diz… em português? [ˈkomu sɨ ˈdiʃ… ɐ̃j puɾtuˈgeʃ?] – How do you say… in Portuguese?
Pode-me mostrar no mapa? [ˈpodɨ-mɨ muʃˈtɾaɾ nu ˈmapɐ?] – Can you show me on the map?
Qual é a melhor maneira de lá chegar? [ˈkwaɫ ˈɛ ɐ mɨˈʎoɾ mɐˈnɐjɾɐ dɨ ˈɫa ʃɨˈgaɾ?] – What’s the best way to get there?