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How to Survive in Algarve: Language Basics

How to Survive in Algarve: Language Basics

While staying in Algarve, you may come across people who don't speak english.

In those moments you may have to express yourself in order to ask for something, or get important information. But there's a problem:

You don't speak portuguese, either!


What to do?

We selected some of the main portuguese expressions so you can survive during your holidays in Algarve.




Everyday Expressions

 English Portuguese
 Yes Sim
 No Não
 Hello Olá
 Please Por Favor
 Thank you
 Obrigado (a)
 Goodbye Adeus
 Good morning
 Bom Dia
 Good afternoon
 Boa Tarde
 Good night/evening
 Boa Noite
 Excuse me
 Com licença
 You're welcome
 Não tem de quê \ De nada...
 Do you speak english?
 Fala inglês?
I don't understand! Não compreendo!
 I don't speak portuguese!
 Não falo Português!
How much? Quanto custa?
 What time is it?
 Que horas são?
I'm sorry!
 Desculpe!

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Mealtimes

 English Portuguese
BreakfastPequeno-Almoço
LunchAlmoço
DinnerJantar
Table (for two / four)
Mesa (para dois / quatro)
Starter
Entradas
Soup
Sopa
Main Course
Prato Principal
Dessert
Sobremesa
Menu
Menu
Beer
Cerveja
Water
Água
Wine (red / white)
Vinho (tinto / branco)
Tea
Chá
Coffee
Abatanado / Café duplo
Expresso
Café

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Transport

 English Portuguese
AirportAeroporto
Car
Carro
Bike
Bicicleta / Bike
BusAutocarro
Bus Station
Estação de Autocarros
Bus Stop
Paragem de Autocarros
Train
Comboio
Train Station
Estação de Comboio
A ticket to (your destination)
Um bilhete para (destino)
Which way to (your destination)?
Como vou para (destino)?
How far?
A que distância fica?
Petrol Station
Bomba de Gasolina
How much time?
Quanto tempo falta?
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People

 English Portuguese
MissMenina
Lady
Senhora
GentlemanSenhor
Boy
Rapaz
Girl
Rapariga
Man
Homem
Woman
Mulher
Child
Criança
Children
Crianças
Person
Pessoa
People
Pessoas
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Other

 English Portuguese
BankBanco
Post Office
Correios
Police Office
Esquadra
Coins
Moedas
Bill / Check
Conta
Receipt
Recibo
The change
Troco
Do you take credit card?
Aceita cartão de crédito?



Good Luck, and Enjoy your Holidays!


 

 

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