Now let’s learn some basic Portuguese conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Portuguese.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Portuguese“.

Basic Portuguese words & phrases: conversations

Video: How to Introduce Yourself in Portuguese

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomepor favor
de nada

you’re very welcomevocê é muito bem-vindo
thank youobrigado
thank you very muchmuito obrigado
Excuse me!Desculpe!


I understand.Entendo.
I don’t understandEu não entendo.
Hello (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Olá
What does that mean?O que significa isso?
I don’t know.Eu não sei.
I don’t speak Polish.Eu não falo Polaco.
I speak a little Polish.Falo um pouco de Polaco.
Do you speak english? (informal)Falas Inglês?
Do you speak english? (formal)Você fala Inglês?
Yes, I do speak english.Sim, eu falo Inglês.
No, I don’t speak english.Não, eu não falo Inglês.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!Por favor, fale mais devagar!
Nice to meet you!Prazer em conhecê-lo!
How are you?Como está?
Good, thank youBem, obrigado
I’m well, thanks!Estou bem, obrigado!
Not bad, thanks!Nada mau, muito obrigado!
very badmuito mau
What’s your name?Qual é o seu nome?
My name is [...].O meu nome é […].
What’s your first name?Qual é o seu primeiro nome?
My first name is [...]O meu primeiro nome é […].
How old are you?Quantos anos tem?
I’m [...] years old.Eu tenho […] anos de idade.
What are your hobbies?Quais são os seus passatempos?
What do you like doing?O que gosta de fazer?
What are you doing (at the moment)?O que está a fazer (neste momento)?
Where do you live?Onde mora?
I live in [...]Eu moro em […].
I’m from EnglandEu sou da Inglaterra.
I’m EnglishEu sou Inglês.
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