Useful Portuguese Words & Phrases for Visiting Portugal

Useful Portuguese Words & Phrases for Visiting Portugal

If you are travelling to Portugal it is recommended you learn a few basic phrases which will make your experience easier and more enjoyable.

Although millions of tourists vist Portugal every year not everyone in Portugal can converse in English so making some effort to grasp even the most simple of words and phrases will really help you. Local people will also be very impressed and happy to see you can speak Portuguese!

We have put together some of the best words and phrases for tourists which should be helpful if you are planning a city break, holiday, gap year or are keen to live and work in Portugal.

Our featured essential Portuguese language phrases will really help you to grasp the basics but if you are worried about the language barrier you might want to search Portugal tours where you will get an experienced guide



  • Hello - Olá
  • Goodbye - Adeus
  • Bye - Tcau



  • Yes - Sim
  • No - Não
  • Thank you - Obrigado (m) / Obrigada (f)
  • Please - Por favor
  • Sorry - Desculpe



  • How are you? - Como está?
  • What's your name? - Como te chamas?
  • I don't speak Portuguese - Eu não falo Português
  • I'm English - Sou Inglês (m) / Sou Inglesa (f)



  • I would like - Eu quero
  • How much does it cost? - Quanto custa?
  • I do not like - Eu nao gosto



  • Where is....? - Onde é....?
  • I don't know - Não sei



  • Zero - Zero
  • One - Um
  • Two - Dois
  • Three - Três
  • Four - Quatro
  • Five - Cinco
  • Six - Seis
  • Seven - Sete
  • Eight - Oito
  • Nine - Nove
  • Ten - Dez


Days of the Week

  • Monday - Segunda-feira
  • Tuesday - Terça-feira
  • Wednesday - Quarta-feira
  • Thursday - Quinta-feira
  • Friday - Sexta-feira
  • Saturday - Sábado
  • Sunday - Domingo


Hopefully these words and phrases have provided some basic ideas for things to do. Learning a new language is highly recommended especially in Portugal where not many locals will be able to converse in fluent English. If you would like to combine experiences and really advance your level view Portuguse language schools in Portugal.



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