50 Common Portuguese Phrases To U In Conversatis

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50 Common Portuguese Phrases To Use In Conversations

50 Common Portuguese Phrases To Use In Conversations

In this post, you will learn50 Common Portuguese Phrases (50 Frases Comuns Em Portugus)that you can use in your conversations.

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Como ests? Ou Como est? How are you? (informal) or How are you? (Formal)

This is the most common phrase of all and como ests is more informal and we use it with people that we know, while como est is more formal, and we use it with people that we dont know so well or that are older than us or that are in a hierarchical position above ours.

Então, t tudo? Hey, whats up?

This phrase is much more informal and probably if you use it this way, you are going to get a very informal reply too.

Como vão as coisas? How are things?

Here we ask how the life of the person is going in general. How everything is.

4 A variation of this phrase can be:

Como vais? ou Como Vai? How are you going? (Informal) or How are you going? (Formal)

Here we have the more informal and the more formal versions again.

5 Another variation can also be:

Como vai tudo? How is everything?

Como vai a vida? How is life going?

7 A more formal version to ask that can be:

Como tens passado? How have you been? (Informal)

Como tem passado? How have you been? (Formal)

9 If we are speaking to friends, we can also say:

O que tens feito? What have you been up to? (Lit. What have you been doing?)

This is a very informal way to ask how someone is. So, it is more common to use it with friends or people we know.

10 The most common phrase of all is:

Estou bem, obrigado/obrigada. E tu? I am fine, thank you. And you?

Estou bem, obrigado/obrigada. E o senhor? E a senhora? I am fine, thank you. And you? (Formal)

12 If you are so-so, not very well, not very bad, you can say:

Vai-se andando Things are going

This means that things are ok. They could be worse, so, all good.

15 If nothing has changed, since the last time you saw the person, you can answer:

Est tudo na mesma. Its all the same.

16 If things are not so good, you can say:

Não muito bem, infelizmente. Not very well, unfortunately.

17 If everything is going very well, but you dont want to show it too much, you can say:

Não me posso queixar! I cant complain.

If you want to know more about how to answer to How are you? in Portuguese, you can check outthis blog post, or the following YouTube video:

18 Obrigado ou Obrigada. Thank you.

We use obrigado(ending in o) to thank if we are a man and obrigada(ending in a) if we are a woman. In my case, I say obrigada (ending in an a). You can readthis articleor watchthis videowhere I explain everything about saying thank you in Portuguese.

19 If you want to be more emotive, you can add a very and say:

Muito obrigado. ou Muito obrigada. Thank you very much.

20 Another sentence to thank someone is:

Agradeço-lhe imenso. I appreciate it (lit. I thank you so much)

21 Another phrase also pretty formal is:

Fico-lhe grato ou Fico-lhe grata. Appreciate it!

Grato! ou Grata! Appreciate!

23 There is still another very common way which is:

Obrigadssimo. / Obrigadssima. Thank you so much.

Obrigadadinho. / Obrigadinha. Thank you so much.

25 De nada. You are welcome.

This is the most common way of answering someone that thanks you. It always has this form, it doesnt change.

26 Não te preocupes! Dont worry about it!

This way of saying youre welcome is more informal and we use it more with friends and people we know well.

27 If you want the more formal version of this phrase, you can do it like this:

Não se preocupe! Dont worry about it! (Formal)

28 A very formal phrase as well is:

Não tem que agradecer! You dont have to thank me!

With this phrase, we are telling the other person that they dont need to thank us, because the pleasure was ours to help them.

29 This takes me to the next phrase:

Foi um prazer ajudar. It was a pleasure to help.

30 Desculpa, sabes como? Excuse me, do you know how?

For example, Excuse me, do you know how I can speak to Prof. Mario?

31 Desculpa, sabes-me dizer onde? Excuse me, can you tell me where?

For example, Excuse me, can you tell me where the bathroom is?

Desculpa, fazes ideia de como posso? Excuse me, do you have any idea how I can?

We can change the word that comes after: we can say do you know how or do you know where or do you know why for example, depending on the context and on what we want to ask.

33 Não sei. I dont know.

This is the most common way of all to say that we dont know something. But, since it is used too much, there are some alternatives:

34 Não faço ideia. I have no idea.

Não faço a mnima (ideia). I have no idea (lit. I dont have the minimum idea)

36 Another way to answer when we dont know is:

Não tenho a certeza. I am not sure.

This word is used for a lot of things, but mostly it is used when we want to agree with the other person, or at least when we want the other person to think we agree with them.

38 When someone is telling us something that happened, for example, and they say She should have come to the party, we can simply nod our heads and say right.

This phrase is a variation of the phrase before and it means the same.

39 Tens toda a razão. You are right.

Here we are spelling out that the other person is right.

40 If we want to speak more formally we can use the third person:

Tem toda a razão. You are right. (formal)

Concordo! ou Concordo plenamente! I agree! or I totally agree!

42 Desculpa, mas não concordo. I am sorry, but I dont agree.

The sorry here helps to minimise the impact and the conflict. At least we hope so

43 A não estamos de acordo. We dont agree there. (lit. There we are not in agreement)

This is another way of disagreeing with someone.

45 Infelizmente, temos pontos de vista diferentes. Unfortunately, we have different points of view.

This is yet another way to say to the other person that we dont agree with what is being said.

Truthfully, this phrase is not the most used one, although it is the most known word to say goodbye to someone and the one that you can find in the dictionay.

47 But other words are more commonly used. For example:

48 At prxima! See you next time!

Here we are counting on seeing the other person again.

49 Prazer em v-lo. Pleasure to see you.

This sentence is quite formal, but it is used regularly.

50 Cumprimentos l em casa! Greeting to the family! (lit. Greetings at home!)

Here we are saying to the person that we remember their family, so we send them our greetings. It is something that we consider nice and it is common to hear it.

And these were some of the most common Portuguese phrases when we are having a conversation.Have you heard any of these? What is your favourite one? Let me know in the comments below.

I hope that you have enjoyed this article and that you use these phrases when you are having a conversation in Portuguese.

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