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Portuguese Sayings

Portuguese is the native language of millions of individuals around the world. If you want to learn Portuguese, you’ll be among 250 million who speak the second most-spoken romance language in the world.

Many people who choose to learn Portuguese discover that the Portuguese accent is easier to master than a Spanish accent. For English speakers, Portuguese is easier than it sounds. Grammar and sentence structures of Portuguese are simplified compared to English, and both English and Portuguese share deep Latin roots. Many Portuguese words sound similar to English and have the same meaning—this is called cognates, and may give you an advantage when it comes to learning and speaking Portuguese. Explore some basic Portuguese sayings:

  • Bom dia = Good morning
  • Boa tarde = Good afternoon
  • Sim = Yes
  • Não = No
  • Olá = Hello
  • Love = Amor
  • Homem = Man
  • Mulher = Woman
  • Cachorro = Dog
  • Gato = Cat
  • Café = Coffee
  • Mãe = Mother
  • Pai = Father

Portuguese Phrases

Portuguese is relatively quick to pick up and begin speaking. And understanding Portuguese will give you a head start to understanding other widely-used Romance languages such as Spanish, French, and Italian. Simple phrases are essentials of daily conversation in most every language, including Portuguese.

  • Bom dia = Good morning
  • Boa tarde = Good afternoon
  • Boa noite = Good night
  • How are you? = Tudo bem?
  • Obrigado = Thank you
  • Desculpe-me por falar tão mal o português. = Excuse my poor Portuguese.
  • Só falo um pouco de português. = I only speak a little Portuguese.

After beginning Portuguese learners have mastered the basics that make up the building blocks of speaking the language, the next step is to move on to the longer phrases in Portuguese conversations. Rosetta Stone's 10-minute language lessons are perfectly constructed in just this way, leading naturally to your ability to comfortably and confidently speak Portuguese.

Rosetta Stone's Dynamic Immersion® methodology teaches you the language, beyond the words and phrases. We prepare you to use your new language in your everyday life which is the most effective way of learning. This enables you to handle situations in Portuguese with confidence.

Another important feature is Rosetta Stone’s patented speech-recognition engine, TruAccent® , which provides immediate feedback on your pronunciation. This real-time feedback will allow you to make corrections and practice with accurate pronunciation until you can shape the sounds that make up the language. TruAccent can be a tremendous tool to help you learn to speak, and understand Portuguese.

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