The official language of Brazil is Portuguese, which is derived from the language in Portugal, but with different accent and some different expressions. Many Brazilians speak English and Spanish, and in some States, you can also find people speaking German (Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, for example), Italian (São Paulo and Paraná, for example), indigenous languages (Amazonas and Mato Grosso do Sul, for example) and other languages.

Here are some words and basic expressions that can help you during your visit to Brazil:

Hey, what’s up? : Olá, tudo bem?

Good morning! : Bom dia!

Good afternoon! : Boa tarde!

Good night! : Boa noite!

What is your name? : Qual é o seu nome?

My name is… : Meu nome é…

Do you speak english/spanish ? : Você fala inglês/espanhol?

Please : Por favor.

Thank you : Obrigado.

You are welcome : De nada.

Excuse me : Com licença.

Great! : Que bom!

Can you give me some information? : Pode me dar uma informação?

Can you help me? : Pode me ajudar?

I am lost : Estou perdido.

I don’t understand : Não entendo.

Can you speak slowly, please? : Pode falar mais devagar, por favor?

I don’t speak portuguese : Não sei falar português.

Are there any bank/restaurant/hotel/taxi point nearby? : Há algum banco/restaurante/ponto de táxi/hotel perto daqui?

How much does this cost? : Quanto custa isso?

Where can I get… ? : Onde posso conseguir…?

In the landing page, you can also find tips and information specific to the destination you want to visit. Check the list of landing pages.

You can also contact Embratur for further questions.