Advice & help from Expats living in Portugal, Talk -
Help and advice for Expats and visitors to Portugal
Renting a property
Free Portuguese Lessons. Learn to speak like a native on line.
Free Teach yourself Portuguese Guide.
In this section you will learn how to do the following
Meet & Greet. Say hello & Goodbye.
Say Good Morning, Good Afternoon &Good Evening.
Asking How Your friends are.
Telling friends you will see them tomorrow.
Free Portuguese Lesson 1.
Meeting & Greeting.
OK so lets learn to speak Portuguese.
Where do you start ?
Well we think at the very beginning is possibly the best place and surely the first place is meeting someone.
When the Portuguese meet each other it depends on their relationship with each other that determines how they greet each other.
Are they family, Are they work colleagues, Are they neighbours, Are they older or younger that the person they are addressing, Or are they good friends.
For the Portuguese this is quite important as it can seem a bit rude to address an elderly neighbour the same was as your teenage friend BUT for us foreigners its really not a problem and the Portuguese people are very understanding.
So we can really use any of the greeting and it will not upset anyone.
As this lesson is for beginners I wont bog you down in the technicalities of the Portuguese greetings and just give you the most common and accepted greetings.
You can use Ola at pretty much any time of day or night to anyone it would most often be used with something else like good morning, good afternoon good evening. Ola, Bon Dia
Good Morning -
Good Afternoon -
Good Evening -
These last three are time specific as you wouldn't say Bon Dia to someone around 10pm for example.
How are you -
Is everything ok, are you ok, -
See you tomorrow, Until Tomorrow -
Until the next time -
See you later -
These are the most common greeting and as this is the beginners guide to speaking Portuguese you really wont need any more as the Portuguese have tones of ways to say Hello or Goodbye.
On to the next Free Teach yourself Portuguese Lesson:
Go to Lesson 2: Please & Thank you