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6 years ago
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Dear (letter)
Caro (masculine) / Cara (feminine)
Dearest (letter)
Querido (masculine) / Querida (feminine)
Dear Sir(s) / Madam(s) (letter)
Prezado(s) Senhor(es) (masculine) / Prezada(s) Senhora(s)  (feminine)
Sincerely (letter)
Sinceramente (letter)
Hugs (letter)
Abraços (letter)
Kisses (letter)
Beijos (letter)
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how are you?
tudo bom? / como vai? 
I'm fine!
tudo bem! / tudo bom! / tudo tranqüilo!
hello
olá
hello (phone)
alô
hi
oi
goodbye
tchau (pronounced like the Italian ciao)  / até logo / adeus (used more as "goodbye forever")
good morning
bom dia
good afternoon
boa tarde
good evening
boa noite
good night
boa noite
please
por favor
thank you
obrigado (masculine) / obrigada (feminine)
you're welcome
de nada
yes
sim
no
não
maybe
talvez
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Dear (letter)
Caro (masculine) / Cara (feminine)
Dearest (letter)
Querido (masculine) / Querida (feminine)
Dear Sir(s) / Madam(s) (letter)
Prezado(s) Senhor(es) (masculine) / Prezada(s) Senhora(s)  (feminine)
Sincerely (letter)
6 years ago

Because Brazil lies in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons of the year are exactly the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere (North America and Europe)
  springprimavera (September 22 to December 21 )summerverão (December 22 to March 21)autumn/falloutono (March 22 to June 21)winterinverno (June 22 to September 21)rainy seasonestação chuvosadry seasonestação seca

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segunda-feira, 6 de outubro de 2008
English
Portuguese
Sunday
domingo (the abbreviation dom. or is also used)
Monday
segunda-feira (also just segunda or seg. is used as well as the abbreviation )
Tuesday
terça-feira (also just terça or ter. is used as well as the abbreviation )
Wednesday
quarta-feira (also just quarta or qua. is used as well as the abbreviation )
Thursday
quinta-feira (also just quinta or qui. is used as well as the abbreviation )
Friday
sexta-feira (also just sexta or sex. is used as well as the abbreviation )
Saturday
sábado (the abbreviation sab. or is also used)
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early morning = madrugada (Midnight to 6:00 am)
morning = manhã (6:00 am to Noon)
noon (midday) = meio-dia
afternoon = tarde (Noon to 6:00 pm)
evening = noite (tardinha, noite)
night = noite (6:00 pm to Midnight)
midnight = meia-noite

Appropriate Greetings
good morning = bom dia (Midnight to Noon)
good afternoon = boa tarde (Noon to 6:00 pm)
good evening = boa noite (6:00 pm to Midnight)
good night = boa noite (6:00 pm to Midnight)

Hello = Olá!
Hi = Oi!
How are you? = Como vai?
How are you? = Tudo bem?

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Good evening! Today is Monday, October 6, 2008
Boa noite! Hoje é segunda-feira, 6 de outubro de 2008

today = hoje
yesterday = ontem
tomorrow = amanhã
the day before yesterday = anteontem
the day after tomorrow = depois de amanhã

Morning
this morning = esta manhã
yesterday morning = ontem de manhã
tomorrow morning = amanhã de manhã

Noon
this noon (midday) = hoje ao meio-dia
yesterday noon (midday) = ontem ao meio-dia
tomorrow noon (midday) = amanhã ao meio-dia

Evening
this evening = hoje à noite
yesterday evening = ontem à noite
tomorrow evening = amanhã à noite

Night
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last night = ontem à noite
tomorrow night = amanhã à noite

6 years ago

Portuguese Slang

Slang and idioms are colourful words and expressions that cannot be translated literally. They are absolutely indispensable if you want to speak like a native, it's the difference between "textbook" and "real- world" language.

It is curious that so many Brazilian slang terms and idiomatic expressions derive from foods.
- A difficult problem to solve is an "abacaxi" (pineapple)
- A handsome man is a "pão" (bread)
- An attractive woman is an "uva" (grape)
- Nonsense is "abobrinhas" (zucchini)
- A loved one is called "doce-de-coco" (coconut sweet)
- And "torcer o pepino" (twist the cucumber) means to discipline a mischievous child.
- Something or someone that never fails "é batata" (is a potato)
- When you face something hard and complicated to solve you stand with a "batata quente na mão" (hot potato in your hands).
- Unimportant things and people are "café pequeno" (small coffee).
- A very vain and presumptuous person "acha que é o rei da cocada preta" (thinks he is the king of the dark, sweet coconut).
- "Enchemos lingüiça" (we fill up sausages) when we have nothing to write or speak about and write/ speak anything else.

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 the street - Por favor, poderia me dizer?: Could you please tell me...?
- Pode me ajudar por favor?: Can you help me, please?
- Muito obrigado: Thanks a lot
- Eu lhe agradeço muito / Muito agradecida(o): I thank you so much The Weather - Hoje está um dia lindo: It is a lovely day!
- Faz calor / Está quente: It is hot!
- Faz frio / Está frio: It is cold Travel & directions - Por favor, preciso de uma passagem de ida para...: I need a single (one way) ticket to...,please
- Que horas saí o próximo ônibus?: At what time does the next bus leave to..?
- Quanto custa uma corrida de táxi ao centro da cidade?: How much does it cost a taxi to the city centre?
- Onde posso encontrar um ponto de táxi?: Where can i find a taxi-stop?
- Eu perdi minha mala/bagagem/sacola: I have lost my suitcase...
- Pode me dizer como ir a/ao...: Can you tell me how to go to...?
- Acho que estou perdido(a): I think I am lost. In a Restaurant - O que os senhores(as) querem comer?: What would you like to eat?
- Qual é a entrada/ prato principal/ sobremesa?: What main courses do you have?
- O menú de sobremesas, por favor: The desserts menu, please.
- Vocês têm um menú de vinhos?: Do you have wine list?
- Me traz a conta, por favor?: The bill, please. Night life - Saímos esta noite?: Do you want to go out tonight?
- Aonde nos encontramos?: Where shall we meet?
- Você quer tomar alguma coisa?: Would you like anything to drink?
- Você quer dançar? Você dança?: Would you like to dance?

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Shopping

Money: Dinheiro
Coins: Moedas
Credit card: Cartão de crédito
Tax: Taxa
Receipt: Recibo
Expensive: Caro
Cheap: Barato
Open: Aberto
Closed: Fechado
Postcard: Cartão Postal
Stamps: Selos

Seasons

Spring: Primavera
Summer: Verão
Fall: Outono
Winter: Inverno

Eating

Breakfast: Café da manhã
Lunch: Almoço
Dinner: Jantar
Menu: Cardáio
Waiter: Garçom
Check/Bill: Conta
Napkin: Guardanapo
Glass: Copo
Plate: Prato
Fork: Garfo
Knife: Faca
Spoon: Colher
Table: Mesa
Chair: Cadeira
Rare: Mal-passado
Medium: Ao ponto
Well done: Bem-passado
Bread: Pão

Directions

Left: Esquerda
Right: Direita
Straight ahead: Em frente
Up: Para cima
Down: Para baixo
Far: Longe
Near: Perto

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Words in Portuguese Basic Words

Yes: Sim
No: Não
Thank you: Obrigado (male), Obrigada (female)
You are welcome: De nada
Please: Por favor
Excuse me: Desculpe-me, Com licença
Hello: Olá¡, Oi
Good morning: Bom dia
Good afternoon: Boa tarde
Good evening: Boa noite
Good night: Boa noite
Good bye: Tchau, adeus

Places

Museum: Museu
Bank: Banco
Police Station: Delegacia de polícia
Hospital: Hospital
Pharmacy: Farmácia
Store, shop: Loja
Restaurant: Restaurante
Church: Igreja
Restrooms: Banheiro
Beach: Praia
Street: Rua
Swimming Pool: Piscina

Travelling

Bus Station: Rodoviária
Bus: Ônibus
Bus stop: Ponto de Ônibus
Airport: Aeroporto
Airplane: Avião
Train Station: Estação Ferroviária
Train: Trem
Subway Station: Estação de Metro
Subway: Metrô
Taxi: Táxi
Taxi Stand: Ponto de táxi
Car: Carro
Parking: Estacionamento
Rent a Car: Alugar um carro
Departure: Partida
Arrival: Chegada

Shopping
6 years ago

Today it is one of the world's major languages, ranked 6th according to number of native speakers (approximately 240 million). It is the language of about half of South America, even though Brazil is is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas. It is also a major lingua franca in Portugal's former colonial possessions in Africa. It is the official language of ten countries (see the table on the right), also being co-official with Spanish and French in Equatorial Guinea, with Cantonese Chinese in the Chinese special administrative region of Macau, and with Tetum in East Timor. There are sizeable communities of Portuguese speakers in various regions of North America, notably in the United States (New Jersey, New England, and south Florida) and in Ontario, Canada.

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hope everyone is doing well

a esperança todos está fazendo bem