Say It in Portuguese (Brazilian) [NOOK Book]


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Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486316840
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Series: Dover Language Guides Say It Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 1,245,428
  • File size: 2 MB

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(Brazilian Usage)


Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1955 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-31684-0



1. Yes. No. Perhaps.

Sim. Não. Talvez.

see. now. tahl-VAYSS.

2. Please——.

Faça o favor de——.

FAH-sah oh fah-VOHR day ——.

3. Excuse me? (Please repeat.)



4. Pardon me. (Forgive me.)



5. Thanks (very much).

(Muito) obrigado.

(MOO een-toh) oh-bree-GAH-doh.

6. Don't mention it.

De nada.

day NAH-dah.

7. Do you speak English?

O senhor fala inglês?

oh say-NYOR FAH-lah een-GLAYSS?

8. I speak only English (French).

Eu falo só inglês, (francês).

eh oo FAH-loh saw een-GLAYSS, (frahn-SAYSS).

9. German, Italian.

Alemão, italiano.

ah-lay-MOW. ee-tah-LYAH-noh.

10. I am from the United States.

Sou dos Estados Unidos.

soh dohss ess-TAH-dohss oo-NEE-dohss.

11. My (mailing) address is——.

Meu enderêço (para cartas) é——.

may oo en-deh-RAT-soh (PAH-rah KAHR-tahss) eh——.

12. He (She) is from——.

Êle, (ela) é de——.

AY-lay, (EH-lah) eh day——.

13. Please speak (more) slowly.

Fale (mais) devagar, por favor. XXX FAH-lay (MAH ees) day-vah-GAHR, pohr fah-VOHR.

14. I (do not) understand.

(Não) compreendo.

(now) kohm-pray-EN-doh.

15. Repeat it, please.

Repita, por favor.

ray-PEE-tah, pohr fah-VOHR.

16. Again.

Outra vez.

OH-trah vayss.

17. Write it down, please.

Escreva-o, por favor.

ess-CREH-vah-oh, pohr fah-VOHR.

18. What do you wish?

Que deseja?

kay day-ZAY-zhah?

19. How much is it?

Quanto é?

KWAHN-toh eh?

20. Come in. Come here.

Entre. Venha cá.

EN-tray. VAY-nyah kah.

21. Wait a moment.

Espere um momento.

ess-PEH-ray oo moh-MEN-toh.

22. Why? When?

Por que? Quando?

pohr kay? KWAHN-doh?

23. How? How long?

Como? Quanto tempo?

KOH-moh? KWAN-toh TEM-poh?

24. How far is——?

A que distância fica——?

ah kay dees-TAHN-syah FEE-kah——?

25. Who? What?

Quem? Que?

kay? kay?

26. Where is (are)——?

Onde está (estão)——?

OHN-day ess-TAH (ess-TOW) ——?

27. Ladies' room.

O toalete de senhoras.

oh twah-LEH-tay day say-NYOH-rahss.

28. Men's room.

O toalete de homens.

oh twah-LEH-tay day OH-mayss.

29. Here, there.

Aquí, alí.

ah-KEE, ah-LEE.

30. It is (not) all right.

(Não) está bem.

(now) ess-TAH bay.

31. It is (old, new).

É (velho, novo).

eh (VEHL-yoh, NAW-voh).

32. Empty, full.

Vazio, cheio.

vah-ZEE-oh, SHAY-yoh.

33. That is (not) all.

(Nao) é só.

(now) eh saw.

34. To, from, with.

A, de, com.

ah, day, koh.

35. In, on, near, far.

Em, sôbre, perto, longe.

ay, SOH-bray, PEHR-toh, LOHN-zhay.

36. In front of, behind.

Em frente de, atrás de.

ay FREN-tay day, ah-TRAHSS day.

37. Beside, inside, outside.

Ao lado de, dentro de, fora de.

ow LAH-doh day, DEN-troh day, FAW-rah day.

38. Several, few.

Vários, poucos.

VAH-ryohs, POH-kohss.

39. More, less.

Mais, menos.

MAH eess, MEH-nohss.

40. A little.

Um pouco.

oo POH-koh.

41. Enough, too much.

Suficiente, demais.

soo-fee-SYEN-tay, deh-MAH eess.

42. Much, many.

Muito, muitos.

MOO een-toh, MOO een-tohss.

43. Something, nothing.

Algo, nada.

AHL-goh, NAH-dah.

44. Good, better (than).

Bom, melhor (do que).

boh, mehl-YOHR (doh kay).

45. Bad, worse (than).

Mau, pior (do que).

mow, pee-OHR (doh kay).

46. (Right) now.

Agora (mesmo).

ah-GOH-rah (MEHZ-moh).

47. Soon, later.

Cêdo, mais tarde.

SAY-doh, MAH eess TAHR-day.

48. As soon as possible.

Tão cêdo como seja possível.

tow SAY-doh KOH-moh SAY-zhah poh-SEE-vehl

49. At the latest.

O mais tardar.

oh MAH eess tahr-DAHR.

50. At least.

Pelo menos.

PEH-loh MEH-nohss.

51. It is (too) late.

É (muito) tarde.

eh (MOO een-toh) TAHR-day.

52. It is early.

É cêdo.

eh SAY-doh.

53. Slowly, slower.

Devagar, mais devagar.

day-vah-GAHR, MAH eess day-vah-GAHR.

54. Quickly, faster.

Depressa, mais depressa.

deh-PREH-sah, MAH eess deh-PREH-sah.

55. I am (not) in a hurry.

(Não) estou com pressa.

(now) ess-TOH koh PREH-sah.

56. I am warm (cold).

Estou com calor (frio).

ess-TOH koh kah-LOHR (FREE-oh).

57. I am hungry (thirsty, sleepy) .

Estou com fome (sêde, sono).

ess-TOH koh FOH-may (SAY-day, SOH-noh).

58. I am busy (tired, ill).

Estou ocupado (cansado, doente).

ess-TOH oh-koo-PAH-doh (kahn-SAH-doh, doh-EN-tay).

59. What is the matter?

O que há?

oh kay ah?

60. Help! Fire! Thief!

Socorro! Incêndio! Ladrão!

soh-KOH-rroh! een-SEN-dyoh! lah-DROW!

61. Be careful!



62. Listen. Look here.

Escute. Olhe.

ess-KOO-tay. OHL-yay.

63. Can you help me?

Pode ajudar-me, por favor?

PAW-day ah-zhoo-DAHR-may, pohr fah-VOHR?

64. I am looking for——.

Estou procurando——.

ess-TOH proh-koo-RAHN-doh——.

65. I should like——.

Gostaria de——.

gaws-tah-REE-ah day——.

66. Can you recommend a——?

Pode recomendar um——?

PAW-day ray-koh-men-DAHR oo——?

67. Do you want?



68. I am (very) glad.

Estou (muito) contente.

ess-TOH (MOO een-toh) kohn-TEN-tay.

69. I am sorry.

Sinto muito.

SEEN-toh MOO een-toh.

70. It is (not) my fault.

Eu (não) tenho a culpa.

EH oo (now) TAY-nyoh ah KOOL-pah.

71. Whose fault is it?

De quem é a culpa?

day kay eh ah KOOL-pah?

72. I (do not) know.

(Não) sei.

(now) say.

73. I think (so, not).

Acho que (sim, não).

AH-shoh kay (see, now).

74. What is that for?

Para que é isso?

PAH-rah kay eh EE-soh?

75. What is that called in Portuguese?

Como se chama isso em português?

KOH-moh say SHAH-mah EE-soh ay pohr-too-GAYSS?

76. How do you say——?

Como se diz——?

KOH-moh say deess——?

77. How do you spell——?

Como se escreve——?

KOH-moh say ess-KREH-vay——?



80. I cannot find my hotel address.

Não posso achar o enderêço de meu hotel.

now PAW-soh ah-SHAHR oh en-day-RAY-soh day MAY oo oh-TEHL.

81. I do not remember the street.

Não me lembro da rua.

now may LEM-broh dah ROO-ah.

82. I have lost my friends.

Perdí meus amigos.

pehr-DEE MAY ooss ah-MEE-gohss.

83. I left my purse (wallet) in the _____.

Dexei minha bolsa, (carteira) no _____.

day-SHAY MEE-nyah BOHL-sah, (kahr-TAY-rah) noh _____.

84. I forgot my money (my key).

Esquecí meu dinheiro (minha chave).

ess-kay-SEE MAY oo dee-NYAY-roh, (MEE-nyah SHAH-vay).

85. I have missed my (train, plane).

Perdí meu (trem, avião).

pehr-DEE MAY oo (tray, ah-vee-OW).

86. What am I to do?

Que devo fazer?

kay DAY-voh fah-ZEHR?

87. You said it would cost _____ .

O senhor disse que custaria _____

oh say-NYOHR DEE-say kay kooss-tah-REE-ah _____.

88. They are bothering us (me).

Êles estão nos (me) incomodando.

AY-layss es-TOW nohss (may) een-koh-maw-DAHN-doh.

89. Go away.

Vá embora.

vah em-BAW-rah.

90. I will call a policeman.

Chamarei um guarda.

shah-mah-RAY oo GWAHR-dah.

91. I have been robbed of _____ .

Roubaram meu _____.

roh-BAH-row MAY oo _____.

92. Where is the police station?

Onde fica a delegacia de polícia?

OHN-day FEE-kah ah deh-lay-gah-SEE-ah day poh-LEE-syah?

93. The lost and found desk.

O departamento de perdidos e achados.

oh day-pahr-tah-MEN-toh day pehr-DEE-dohss ee ah-SHAH-dohss.



94. Good morningorGood day.

Bom dia.

boh DEE-ah.

95. Good afternoon.

Bôa tarde.

BOH-ah TAHR-day.

96. Good night.

Bôa noite.

BOH-ah NOY-tay.

97. Good-by. Until next time.

Adeus. Até logo.

ah-DAY ooss. ah-TAY LAW-goh.

98. My name is _____.

Meu nome é _____.

MAY oo NOH-may eh _____.

99. What is your name?

Como é o seu nome'?

KOH-moh eh oh SAY oo NOH-may?

100. May I introduce Mr. _____, Miss_____, Mrs. _____.

Apresento o senhor _____, a senhorita _____, a senhora _____.

ah-pray-ZEN-toh oh say-NYOHR _____, ah say-nyoh-REE-tah _____, ah say-NYOH-rah _____.

101. My wife, my husband.

Minha espôsa, meu marido.

MEE-nyah ess-POH-zah, MAY oo mah-REE-doh.

102. My daughter, my son.

Minha filha, meu filho.

MEE-nyah FEEL-yah, MAY oo FEEL-yoh.

103. My (lady) friend, my (man) friend.

Minha amiga, meu amigo.

MEE-nyah ah-MEE-gah, MAY oo ah-MEE-goh.

104. My sister, my brother.

Minha irmã, meu irmão.

MEE-nyah eer-MAH, MAY oo eer-MOW.

105. I am very glad to meet you.

Muito prazer.

MOO een-toh prah-ZEHR.

106. The pleasure is mine.



107. How are you?

Como vai?

KOH-moh vie?

108. Fine. And you?

Muito bem. E o senhor, (a senhora)?

MOO een-toh bay. ee oh say-NYOHR, (ah say-NYAW-rah) ?

109. How is your family?

Como vai a sua familia?

KOH-moh vie ah SOO-ah fah-MEE-lyah?

110. Not very well.

Não muito bem.

now. MOO een-toh bay.

111. Please sit down.

Sente-se, por favor.

SEN-tay-say, pohr fah-VOHR.

112. I have enjoyed myself very much.

Gostei muito. Muito obrigado.

gawss-TAY MOO een-toh. MOO een-toh oh-bree-GAH-doh.

113. I hope to see you again soon.

Espero vê-lo outra vez brevemente.

ess-PEH-roh VAY-loh OH-trah vayss breh-vay-MEN-tay.

114. Come (to see me, to see us) .

Venha (visitar-me, visitar-nos).

VAY-nyah (vee-zee-TAHR-may,vee-zee-TAHR-nohss).

115. Are you free (this afternoon, this evening)?

Tem compromisso para (esta tarde, esta noite)?

tay kohm-proh-MEE-soh PAH-rah (ESS-tah TAHR-day,ESS-tah NOY-tay)?

116. Please give me (your address, telephone number).

Dê-me (o seu enderêço, o número do seu telefone), por favor.

DAY-may (oh SAY oo en-day-RAY-soh, oh NOO-may-roh doh SAY oo teh-lay-FOH-nay) pohr fah-VOHR.

117. Give my regards to _____ .

Lembranças a _____.

lem-BRAHN-sahss ah _____.

118. I am (we are) going to_____.

Vou (vamos) a _____.

voh (VAH-mohss) ah _____.



General Expressions—Expressões gerais

120. Where is _____?

Onde fica _____?

OHN-day FEE-kah _____?

121. I want to go to the airline office for _____.

Desejo ir ao escritório da linha aérea para _____.

day-ZAY-zhoh eer ow ess-kree-TAW-ryoh dah LEE-nyah ah-AY-ray-ah PAH-rah _____.

122. The airport

O aeroporto.

oh ah-AY-roh-POHR-toh.

123. The bus station.

A estação de ônibus.

ah ess-tah-SOW day OH-nee-booss.

124. The dock.

A doca.

ah DAW-kah.

125. The railroad station.

A estação de trens.

ah ess-tah-SOW day trayss.

126. The ticket office.

A bilheteria.

ah beel-yay-tay-REE-ah.

127. A ticket, a time-table.

Um bilhete, um horário.

oo beel-YAY-tay, oo oh-RAH-ryoh.

128. A (baggage) porter.

Um carregador.

oo kah-rray-gah-DOHR.

129. The baggage room.

O depósito de bagagem.

oh day-PAW-zee-toh day bah-GAH-zhay.

130. The platform.

A plataforma.

ah plah-tah-FOHR-mah.

131. How long will it take to go?

Quanto tempo precisa para chegar lá?

KWAHN-toh TEM-poh pray-SEE-zah PAH-rah shay-GAHR lah?

132. When will we arrive at _____?

Quando chegaremos a _____?

KWAHN-doh shay-gah-RAY-mohss ah _____?


Excerpted from SAY IT IN PORTUGUESE by M. M. MICKLE, FRANCISCO DA COSTA. Copyright © 1955 Dover Publications, Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Dover Publications, Inc..
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents


Useful Expressions,
Greetings, Introductions, etc.,
Travel: General Expressions,
Lodging: Hotel and Inn,
Food and Drink,
Church and Recreation,
Shopping and Personal Services.,
Health: Accidents and Illness,
Communications: Telephone,
Useful Information: Days, Months, Seasons, Time, Numbers, etc.,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004

    Save Your Money

    Sadly, everyone using this book as a pronunciation guide will show themselves a 'tourist' within about two syllables. The authors¿ pronunciations are closer to Spanish than they are to Portuguese. I lived in the Sao Paulo area for a year, and my wife and daughter are both native Brasilians (no spelling error; they spell it with an ¿s¿, not a ¿z¿). The pronunciations used by these authors are akin to a deaf-mute person judging American Idol competition! For example, most of the time, the letters ¿r¿ and ¿rr¿are pronounced like ¿h¿! They are very seldom ¿trilled¿, as the authors claim. The words Rebecca and Marriot, are pronounced ¿Hey-BEK-kuh¿ and ¿MAH-he-yo¿. The word ¿desculpe¿ (I¿m sorry) is a word they mispronounce AND misuse! The ¿d¿ is almost always ¿dj¿ blend. Thus, ¿desculpe¿ is pronounced ¿djes-COOL-puh¿. The correct phrase for ¿excuse me¿ (such as getting past someone blocking a door) is ¿Com licença¿, pron: ¿KONE leh-SEN-suh¿, NOT ¿desculpe¿ You will also hear this shortened to just ¿licença¿ Then there are the ¿t¿s, which are almost always pronounced like ¿tch¿, as in ¿itch¿ Even ¿th¿ gets pronounced ¿tch¿. For example, Beth is pronounced ¿Betch¿. Portuguese and Spanish have many similarities, but they ARE DIFFERENT! If you want to practice PORTUGUESE, get a good English-Portuguese / Portuguese-English dictionary. The Collins-Gem dictionary is a good one; it served me well while I lived and worked there. It still serves me whenever I go back because my in-laws speak no English at all. Don¿t waste your money on this book. One thing more, the word 'obrigado' (thanks) is spoken ONLY by males. Females will say 'obrigada'.

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