Learn Portuguese (Portugal)

Learn phrases in the Portuguese language by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list. These cover a wide variety of topics, including Portuguese numbers, colours, greetings directions, and months.

The audio for the phrases was recorded by a native speaker from Portugal. There are also phrases in Brazilian Portuguese.

Portuguese phrases

A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, Buying things. General phrases, Colours, Communication problems, Conversation. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk, Conversation. Small talk. The weather, Countries and nationality, Days of the week, Directions. 1, Directions. 2, Eating phrases. , Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 1, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 2, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 3, Fruit and vegetables, Getting around. 1, Getting around. 2, Health, Months of the year, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 20 to 100, Parts of the body, Sightseeing, Somewhere to stay, Telling the time, Words to do with food. General, Words to do with food. Meat.

Portuguese language learning games

As well as the flashcards for the Italian phrases on the right, there are additional learning games for colours, days, fruit, months, numbers and vegetables.

Colours

Fruit and vegetables

Months

Numbers. 1 to 10

Numbers. 1 to 20

Test whether you know the difference between a pera and mela, cetriolo from a pomodoro, can count from uno to dieci and know nero from bianco.

Portuguese (Portugal) Vocabulary Builder

Increase your Portuguese vocabulary with some extremely common Portuguese nouns with flashcards or multiple choice.

Portuguese. European

Portuguese is a romance language, originating in Portugal, and one of the first to spread outside europe. It is spoken by approximately 250 million speakers, the majority in Brazil. There are two main dialects European and Brazilian.

Portuguese is a Romance language therefore it is rooted in Latin. English also acquired many Romance words as it drew directly and indirectly upon Latin sources, and, like Portuguese, added continuously to its vocabulary from classical sources and neighbouring languages.

There is therefore a huge supply of Portuguese words that are immediately recognisable to the English speaker, words such as problema, area, figura, delicioso, especial and generoso. The list of similar words increases as soon as you realize that the ending –dade is equivalent to –ity, as in electricidade, and -izar is equivalent to –ize, as in nacionalizar, ‘to nationalize’, while, less obviously, –ção is equivalent to –tion.

Related languages

Catalan, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Spanish.

Resources

An English/Portuguese dictionary www.wordreference.com

Free online Portuguese lessons with the BBC

The origins of Portuguese. A History of the Portuguese Language