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If a phrase or question is formal, you should use it with people you do not know, people who are older, and those to whom you want to show respect. In addition, the formal you is also used as the plural you. If a phrase or question is informal, you should use it with family members, close friends, and children.

Hello! / Good morning! Bom dia!

Good afternoon! Boa tarde!

Good evening! / Good night! Boa noite!

Hi! / Bye! Oi/Olá! Tchau!

Good bye. Adeus.

Please. Por favor.

See you / See you later. Até mais.

See you later. Até logo.

See you tomorrow. Até amanhã.

Thank you (very much). (Muito) Obrigado. (if a man is speaking)
(Muito) Obrigada. (if a woman is speaking)

You're welcome. / Don't mention it. Não há de quê.

Welcome Bem-vindo

I'm sorry Desculpe-me

Excuse me / Pardon Com licença / Perdão.

Let's go! Vamos!

How are you? (formal; male) Como o senhor está?

How are you? (informal) Como vai?

How's it going? (Only in Brazil) E aí?

Well / Very well Bem / Muito bem

Bad / Very bad / More or less Mal / Muito mal / Mais ou menos

Yes / No Sim / Não

What is your name? (formal; male) Como o senhor se chama?

What is your name? (informal) Qual é o seu nome?

My name is... Me chamo...

Nice to meet you. Prazer em conhecê-lo

Same here. Igualmente.

Mister / Mrs. / Miss Senhor / Senhora / Senhorita

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Where are you from? (formal; male) De onde o senhor é?

Where are you from? (informal) De onde você é?

I'm from... Eu sou de...

How old are you? (formal) Quantos anos o senhor tem?

How old are you? (informal) Quantos anos você tem?

I am _____ years old. Eu tenho _____ anos.

Do you speak Portuguese? (formal) O senhor fala português?

Do you speak English? (informal) Você fala inglês?

I (don't) speak... (Não) Falo...

Do you understand? Compreende? / Entende?

I (don't) understand. (Não) Compreendo. / (Não) Entendo.

I (don't) know. Eu (não) sei.

Can you help me? Pode me ajudar?

Of course Claro que sim

What? Pardon me? Como?

Where is ... / Where are ... ? Onde está / Onde estão... ?

Here. Aqui

There is / are... / There was / were... Há / Havia...

How do you say ___ in Portuguese? Como se diz ____ em português?

What is that? O que é isto?

What's the matter (with you)? Qual é o problema?

It doesn't matter. Não importa.

What's happening? O que aconteceu?

I have no idea. Não tenho idéia.

I'm tired / sick. Estou cansado / doente.

I'm hungry / thirsty. Estou com fome / sêde.

I'm hot / cold. Estou com calor / frio.

I'm bored. Estou chateado.

I don't care. Não me importa.

Don't worry Não se preocupe.

That's alright. Tudo bem / 'Tá bom.

I forgot. Me esqueci.

I must go now. Tenho que ir agora.

Bless you! Saúde!

Congratulations! Parabéns!

Good luck! Boa sorte!

It's your turn. (informal) É a sua vez.

Shut up! Cale-se! / Cala a boca!

I love you. (informal and singular) Eu te amo.


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