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

How to Introduce Yourself in Portuguese

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcome
por favor
de nada

you’re very welcome
você é muito bem-vindo
thank you
thank you very much
muito obrigado
Excuse me!


I understand.
I don’t understand.
Eu não entendo.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
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 you!
Bem, obrigado
I’m well, thanks!
Estou bem, obrigado!
Not bad, thanks!
Nada mau, muito obrigado!
very bad
muito 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 England
Eu sou da Inglaterra.
I’m English
Eu sou Inglês.

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