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Portuguese speaking areas

Portuguese (português) is a Romance language. It is spoken as the official language of Portugal and Brazil, with some differences in pronunciation, spelling, and use of pronouns. It is also the official language of Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and São Tomé e Príncipe. It is co-official in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau. It is spoken in the Indian state of Goa and the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, mainly by the elderly. Portuguese-based creoles are still spoken in various former Portuguese colonies in Africa and Asia. There are around 200 million Portuguese native speakers, the vast majority in Brazil.

The Portuguese in this phrasebook is of the European usage, which differs from Brazilian Portuguese in vocabulary and pronunciation. Brazilians can sometimes find it hard to understand the Portuguese from Portugal, though not vice-versa, as Brazilian pop culture is popular in Portugal.

If you know a Romance language, it will be easier for you to learn Portuguese. It is closely related to Spanish, and even more closely related to Galician, from which it descends. However, people who know a little Spanish may hastily conclude that Portuguese is close enough that it need not be studied separately. While they may be able to figure out the meaning of some signage, items on a menu, etc., understanding of verbal communication will be very low to nothing. Words such as "gente" (people) are pronounced so differently in either variant of Portuguese, that you would hardly recognise them. Also, some personal names such as "Jorge Ramos," for example, will be pronounced quite differently as well. If you speak Spanish fluently, invest a few hours getting used to the sound differences and some common words—after that you'll be able to make rapid progress understanding what people are saying to you.

If you know Spanish, watch for a lot of new vowels, a huge number of contractions (comparable to del and al) and irregular plurals. Some pronunciation differences can be easily missed, such as año (year) becoming ano. If you speak good French, you may find Portuguese pronunciation to be fairly easy, though much of the vocabulary will have changed substantially.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

The pronunciation in Portugal differs significantly from that in Brazil. The difference is basically in pronunciation and a few vocabulary differences, which make it tricky even for Brazilians to understand the European Portuguese accent. Now the European uses a lot of those oo's which are not used in Brazilian.

Vowels[edit]

a
as the 'a' in "far" [ah]
e
as the 'e' in "get" [eh] / silent or like 'i' in "hit" [ih] at the end of some words
i
as the 'ee' in "week" [ee]
o
as the 'o' in "open" [oh] / almost silent at the end of words after a "t" or "d"
u
as the 'oo' in "look" or "book"

Other vowels[edit]

á
as the 'a' in "tar" but held longer
â
as the 'a' in "bat" but short
ã, -am, -an, -âm, -ân
a nasal sound like 'ang' in "angry"
é
long sound as the 'e' in "bled"
ê
similar to the 'ea' in "bread"
-em, -en, -êm, -ên
nasal sound like 'en' in "end"
-im, -in, -ím, -ín
nasal sound like 'ing' in "wing"
ó
like the 'o' in "hot"
ô
like the 'oa' in "coat"
-om, -on, -ôm, -ôn
nasal sound like "Ohm"

Consonants[edit]

b
like boy (IPA: b)
c
like scam (before a, o, or u; IPA: k)
c
like peace (before e or i; IPA: s)
ç
like façade (before a, o, or u; IPA: s)
ch
like ship (IPA: ʃ)
d
like do (IPA: d)
f
like fin (IPA: f)
g
like go (before a, o, or u; IPA: ɡ)
g
like sabotage (before e or i; IPA: ʒ)
gu
as 'gee' in "geek" with gui, as 'ge' in "get" with gue, as 'gua' in "agua" [gwah]; in rare cases, the "u" is pronounced, such as in sanguíneo
h
is a silent letter at the beginning of a word
lh
somewhat like million (IPA: ʎ)
nh
somewhat like canyon (IPA: ɲ)
j
like measure (IPA: ʒ)
k
like skit (only found in loanwords; IPA: k)
l
light L (higher-pitched, non-dental), like British light (IPA: l)
m
like milk (IPA: m)
n
like nose (IPA: n)
p
like spin (IPA: p)
q
like English q
r
flapped R, like American butter (IPA: ɾ), or guttural R, pronounced at the back of the throat (IPA: ʁ), depending on context. "rr" is always guttural.
s
like seem (when at the beginning of a word or when followed by an 's'; IPA: s)
s
like pressure (when at the end of a word or when followed by a consonant other than 's'; IPA: ʃ) e.g. Gostaria [goosh-tah-REE-ah]
s
like busy (if preceded and followed by vowels; IPA: z) e.g. casa [KA-za]
t
like still (IPA: t)
v
like very (IPA: v)
x
like taxi (IPA: ks), like ship (IPA: ʃ), or like seem (IPA: s), depending on context
z
like zoo (IPA: z). At the end of a word, or when followed by a consonant like measure (IPA: ʒ)

Common diphthongs[edit]

au
as 'ow' in "cow"
ãe, ãi
as 'ai' in "renaissance" but nasalized
ão
as 'ow' in "cow" but nasalized
ia
as 'ia' in "Lydia"
io
as 'io' in "frio" also 'ew' sound in "new" [yoo]
ei
as 'ay' in "play"
oa
as 'oa' in "boa"
oe
as 'we' in "wet"
õe
as "oy" in "oyster" but nasalized
oi
as "oy" in "oyster"
ou
as 'oo' in "took"
ua
as 'wa' in "water"
ui
as 'wee' in "week", may nasalized as in the word "mui"
ue
as 'e' in "get"

Triphthongs[edit]

eia
as 'ay' in "pay" plus 'a' in "far" [all pronounced together]
uei
as 'ay' in "way"

Stress[edit]

As a general guide, stress the penultimate (last-but-one) syllable in most words unless it ends with any of the following letters: i; l; r; u; x; z; im; um; ins; is; uns; us – in which case, the stress is on the last syllable. Words that are stressed on syllables not according to these rules will have a written accent on the accented syllable.

Pseudo-phoneticization[edit]

Wikivoyage provides pronunciation help in certain contexts such as phrasebooks and destination names. Wikivoyage's pronunciation help mainly uses pseudo-phoneticization, for which readers can find a simplified pronunciation guide.

Beyond this preferred standard, you may also find:

  • IPA, the International Phonetic Alphabet
  • recorded sound files

This section serves as a bridge between Wikivoyage's pseudo-phoneticization, IPA's symbols, and the sounds specific to the Portuguese language as spoken in Portugal. This article should not be used for Brazilian Portuguese, but it may provide some guidance for other Portuguese-speaking countries.

Consonant sounds[edit]

Portuguese consonants mostly sound like their English equivalents. A few can only be given as approximations, such as ʎ (ly), ɲ (ny), ɾ (r), ʁ (rr).

Wikivoyage pseudo-phoneticization IPA European Portuguese example English approximation Sound
b b beiço, âmbar, sob, cabeça, sobre about, baby
ch tchau, atchim chip
d d dedo, lenda, digo, ande, balde today
f f fado, café face
g ɡ gato, signo, guerra, fogo, figueira again, ago
k k cor, dica, quente, kiwi scan
l l lua, alô, mal lot, toll
ly ʎ lhe, velho million
m m mês, somo might
n n não, sono not
ny ɲ nhoque, sonho canyon
p p pó, sopa, apto spouse
r ɾ r, porto, por favor, frio, caro latter
rr ʁ rio, carro, enrascado French rouge
s s saco, isso, braço, máximo sack
sh ʃ escola, dez, chave, xarope, baixo sheep, pressure
t t tipo, ritmo, ponte, tempo, átomo stand
v v vela, livro vest
z z casa, os amigos, doze, existir zebra
zh ʒ já, gente, rasgo, os meus pleasure

Semivowel sounds[edit]

Wikivoyage pseudo-phoneticization IPA European Portuguese example English approximation Sound
y j saia, pais you, boy
w w frequente, quão, mau quick, glow

Vowel sounds[edit]

Portuguese has several vowel sounds not found in English. These are rendered as close but inexact approximations.

Wikivoyage pseudo-phoneticization IPA European Portuguese example English approximation Sound
ah a dá, àquele, falámos, Camões father, grandma
aw ɔ formosa, avó, António, hospital off, royal
ee i si, dia, país, suíço, rainha, júri, e see, happy
eh ɛ prémio, sé, cafezinho, incrível set, access
ih e mesa, meto, sê, semáforo, pequeno they, varies
(ih) ɨ de emission, varies
oh o avô, formoso row
oo u rua, lúcido, saúde, voo, frio boot, outlook
uh ɐ falamos, câmara, taça, manhã, da about

Other symbols[edit]

Wikivoyage pseudo-phoneticization IPA European Portuguese example Explanation
ng ◌̃ Chã, manhã nasal vowel
CAPITAL LETTERS ˈ João /ʒuˈɐ̃w/ lexical stress
- (hyphen) . Rio /ˈʁi.u/ syllable break
( ) ( ) Douro /ˈdo(w)ɾu/ optional sound

Phrase list[edit]

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.

Basics[edit]

Common signs


OPEN
Aberto (ah-BEHR-too)
CLOSED
Fechado (feh-SHAH-doo)
ENTRANCE
Entrada (ehn-TRAH-dah)
EXIT
Saída (sah-EE-dah)
PUSH
Empurre (eng-POOHR)
PULL
Puxe (POO-sh)
TOILET
Casa de banho (KAH-zah deh BAH-nyoo)
MEN
Homens (OH-mehnsh)
WOMEN
Mulheres (moo-LYEHRSH)
FORBIDDEN
Proibido (proo-ee-BEE-doo)
Hello. (formal)
Olá. (oh-LAH)
How are you?
Como vai(s)? (KOH-moo VAYH(s)?)
Fine, thank you.
Bem, obrigado(a). (behng, oh-bree-GAH-doo(ah))
What is your name?
Como se(te) chama(s)? (KOH-moo seh(teh) SHAH-mah(sh)?) / Qual é o seu(teu) nome? (Kwal eh o SEH-oo(TEH-oo) NOH-meh?)
My name is ______ .
Chamo-me______. (SHAH-moo-meh___)
Pleased to meet you.
Prazer em conhecer. (prah-ZAYR ehng koh-nyeh-SAYR)
Please.
Por favor. / Se faz favor. (poor fah-VOHR / "Seh FAHSH fah-VOHR")
Thank you.
Obrigado.[m] / Obrigada. [f] (oh-bree-GAH-doo/oh-bree-GAH-dah)
You're welcome.
De nada. (deh NAH-dah)
Yes.
Sim. (seeng)
No.
Não. (nowng)
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Com licença. (kohng leeSEHN-sah)
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Desculpe(a). /Perdão. (dish-KOOL-peh(ah)" / "PEHR-dow)
I'm sorry.
Desculpe(a). (dish-KOOL-peh(ah))
Goodbye
Adeus. (ah-DEH-oosh)
I can't speak Portuguese well.
Não falo bem português. (nowng FAH-loo behng poor-too-GAYSH)
Do you speak English?
Fala(s) inglês? (FAH-lah(sh) een-GLAYSH?)
Is there someone here who speaks English?
Alguém aqui fala inglês? (ahl-GAYNG ah-KEE FAH-lah een-GLAYSH?)
Help!
Socorro! (soo-KOH-roo!)
Help me!
Ajude(a)-me! (ah-ZHOO-deh(dah)-meh!)
Look out!
Atenção! /Cuidado! (ah-tehn-SOW! / cooy-DAH-doo!)
Good morning.
Bom dia. (bohng DEE-ah)
Good afternoon.
Boa tarde. (BOH-ah TAHR-deh)
Good evening./Good night.
Boa noite. (BOH-ah NOY-teh)
I understand.
Compreendo. / Percebo. / Entendo. (kohn-pree-EHN-doo / pehr-SAY-boo / en-TEHN-doo)
I don't understand.
Não compreendo. (nowng kohn-pree-EHN-doo)
Where is the toilet?
Onde é a casa de banho? (OHN-deh eh ah KAH-zah dih BAH-nyoo?)

Problems[edit]

Leave me alone!
Deixe(a)-me em paz! (DAY-shih(shah)-meh ehn pahsh!)
Don't touch me!
Não me toque(s)! (now meh TOH-keh(sh)!)
I'll call the police.
Vou chamar a polícia. (voh shah-MAHR ah poo-LEE-syah)
Police!
Polícia! (poo-LEE-syah!)
Stop! Thief!
Ladrão! (lah-DROWNG!)
I need your help.
Preciso da sua(tua) ajuda. (preh-SEE-zoo dah SOO-uh(TOO-uh) ah-ZHOO-dah)
It's an emergency.
É uma emergência. (eh OO-mah ee-mehr-ZHEHN-syah)
I'm lost.
Estou perdido(a). (ish-TOH pehr-DEE-doo(ah))
I lost my bag.
Perdi a minha bolsa. (per-DEE ah MEE-nyah bolsah)
I lost my wallet.
Perdi a minha carteira. (per-DEE ah MEE-nyah kahr-TAY-rah)
I'm sick.
Eu estou doente. (EH-oo ish-TOH doo-EHN-teh)
I've been injured.
Eu fui ferido. (EH-oo fwee feh-REE-doo)
I need a doctor.
Preciso de um médico. (preh-SEE-zoo deh oong meh-DEE-koo)
Can I use your phone?
Posso usar o seu(teu) telefone? (POHS-soo OO-sahr o SEH-oo(TEH-oo) teh-leh-FOH-neh)

Numbers[edit]

0
zero (ZEH-roo, /ˈze.ɾu/)
1
um (oom, /ˈũ/)
2
dois / duas (dohysh/ DOO-uhsh, /ˈdojʃ / ˈdu.ɐʃ/)
3
três (trehsh, /ˈtɾeʃ/)
4
quatro (KWAH-troo, /ˈkwa.tɾu/)
5
cinco (SEEN-koo, /ˈsĩ.ku/)
6
seis (saysh, /ˈsɐjʃ/)
7
sete (SEH-t(ih), /ˈse.tɨ/)
8
oito (OHY-too, /ˈoj.tu/)
9
nove (NOH-v(ih), /ˈno.vɨ/)
10
dez (dehsh, /ˈdeʃ/)
11
onze(OHN-z(ih), /ˈõ.zɨ/)
12
doze(DOH-z(ih), /ˈdo.zɨ/)
13
treze (TREH-z(ih), /ˈtɾe.zɨ/)
14
catorze (kuh-TOHR-z(ih), /kɐ.ˈtoɾ.zɨ/)
15
quinze (KEEN-z(ih), /ˈkĩ.zɨ/)
16
dezasseis (d(ih)-zuh-SAYSH, /dɨ.zɐ.ˈsɐjʃ/)
17
dezessete (d(ih)-z(ih)-SEH-t(ih), /dɨ.zɨ.ˈse.tɨ/)
18
dezoito (d(ih)-ZOHY-too, /dɨ.ˈzoj.tu/)
19
dezanove (d(ih)-zuh-NOH-v(ih), /dɨ.zɐ.ˈno.vɨ/)
20
vinte (VEEN-t(ih), /ˈvĩ.tɨ/)
21
vinte e um (VEEN-t(ih) ee OOM, /ˈvĩ.tɨ i ˈũ/)
22
vinte e dois (VEEN-t(ih) ee DOHYSH, /ˈvĩ.tɨ i ˈdojʃ/)
23
vinte e três (VEEN-t(ih) ee TREHSH, /ˈvĩ.tɨ i ˈtɾeʃ/)
30
trinta (TREEN-tuh, /ˈtɾĩ.tɐ/)
40
quarenta (kwuh-REHN-tuh, /kwɐ.ˈɾẽ.tɐ/)
50
cinquenta (seen-KWEHN-tuh, /sĩ.ˈkẽ.tɐ/)
60
sessenta (s(ih)-SEHN-tuh, /sɨ.ˈsẽ.tɐ/)
70
setenta (s(ih)-TEHN-tuh, /sɨ.ˈtẽ.tɐ/)
80
oitenta (ohy-TEHN-tuh, /oj.ˈtẽ.tɐ/)
90
noventa (noo-VEHN-tuh, /nu.ˈvẽ.tɐ/)
100
cem (suhnee, /sɐ̃j/)
101
cento e um (SEHN-too ee OOM, /ˈsẽ.tu i ˈũ/)
102
cento e dois (SEHN-too ee DOHYSH, /ˈsẽ.tu i ˈdojʃ/)
125
cento e vinte e cinco (SEHN-too ee VEEN-t(ih) ee SEEN-koo, /ˈsẽ.tu i ˈvĩ.tɨ i ˈsĩ.ku/)
200
duzentos (doo-ZEHN-toosh, /du.ˈzẽ.tuʃ/)
300
trezentos (tr(ih)-ZEHN-toosh, /tɾɨ.ˈzẽ.tuʃ/)
1,000
mil (meel, /ˈmiɫ/)
2,000
dois mil (DOHYZH MEEL, /ˈdojʒ ˈmiɫ/)
1,000,000
um milhão (OOM mee-LYOWN, /ˈũ mi.ˈʎɐ̃w/)

For numbers 1,000,000,000 and above, European Portuguese uses the long scale (Brazilian Portuguese uses the short scale).

1,000,000,000
mil milhões (MEEL mee-LYOHNSH, /ˈmiɫ mi.ˈʎõjʃ/)
1,000,000,000,000
um bilião (OOM bee-lee-OHWN, /ˈũ bɨ.ɫi.ˈɐ̃w/)
number _____ (train, bus, etc.)
número _____ (NOO-m(ih)-roo, /ˈnu.mɨ.ɾu/)
half
metade (m(ih)-TAH-d(ih), /mɨ.ˈta.dɨ/)
less
menos (MEH-noosh, /ˈme.nuʃ/)
more
mais (mighsh, /ˈmajʃ/)

Time[edit]

now
agora (ah-GOH-rah)
later
depois (deh-POYSH)
before
antes (AHN-tish)
morning
manhã (mahn-YAHNG)
afternoon
tarde (TAHR-dih)
night
noite (NOY-teh)

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM
uma da manhã (OO-mah dah mahn-YAHNG)
two o'clock AM
duas da manhã (DOO-ash dah mahn-YAHNG)
noon
meio-dia (MAY-oo DEE-ah)
one o'clock PM
uma da tarde (OO-mah dah TAHR-dih)
two o'clock PM
duas da tarde (DOO-ahsh dah TAHR-dih)
midnight
meia-noite (MAY-ah NOY-teh)

Duration[edit]

_____ minute(s)
minuto(s) (mee-NOO-toosh)
_____ hour(s)
hora(s) (OH-ruhsh)
_____ day(s)
dia(s) (DEE-uhsh)
_____ week(s)
semana(s)(seh-MAH-nuhsh )
_____ month(s)
mês/meses (maysh/MAYH-zesh )
_____ year(s)
ano(s) (AH-noo(sh))

Days[edit]

today
hoje (OH-zheh)
yesterday
ontem (OHN-teng)
tomorrow
amanhã (ah-mah-NYAHNG)
this week
esta semana (EHSH-tah seh-MAH-nah)
last week
semana passada (seh-MAH-nah pas-SAH-dah )
next week
próxima semana (PRAW-see-mah seh-MAH-nah )
Sunday
Domingo (doh-MEEN-goo)
Monday
Segunda-feira (Seh-GOON-dah FAY-rah )
Tuesday
Terça-feira (TER-sah FAY-rah )
Wednesday
Quarta-feira (KWAR-tah FAY-rah )
Thursday
Quinta-feira (KEEN-tah FAY-rah )
Friday
Sexta-feira (Sezh-tah FAY-rah )
Saturday
Sábado (SAH-bah-doo )

Months[edit]

January
janeiro (zhah-NAY-roo )
February
fevereiro (feh-veh-RAY-roo)
March
março (MAHR-soo)
April
abril (ah-VREEL)
May
maio (MAH-yoo)
June
junho (ZHOO-nyoo)
July
julho (ZHOO-lyoo)
August
agosto (ah-GOHSH-too)
September
setembro (seh-TENG-broo)
October
outubro (ohw-TOO-broo)
November
novembro (noh-VENG-broo)
December
dezembro (deh-ZENG-broo)

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

black
preto (PREH-too)
white
branco (BRAHNG-koo)
gray
cinzento (seen-ZEHN-too)
red
vermelho (vehr-MEH-lyoo )
blue
azul (ah-ZOOL)
yellow
amarelo (ah-mah-REH-loo)
green
verde (VEHR-deh)
orange
laranja (lah-RAHN-zhah)
pink
rosa (RAW-zah)
purple
roxo (RAW-zhoo)
brown
castanho (kahsh-TAH-nyoo )

Transportation[edit]

Public transport[edit]

tram
elétrico (ee-LEH-tree-koo)
boat
barco (BAHR-koo)
funicular
elevador (ay-leh-vah-DOHR)
bus
autocarro (/aw.tu.ˈka.ʁu/, ahw-too-KAH-rroo)
train
comboio (/kõ.ˈboj.u/, kohng-BOHY-oo)
How much is a ticket to _____?
Quanto custa o bilhete para _____? (KWAN-too COOSH-tah oo bee-LYEH-teh prah _____)
One ticket to _____, please.
Um bilhete para ________, por favor (oon bee-LYEH-teh prah _____, poor fah-VAWR)
Where does this train/bus go?
Para onde vai este comboio/autocarro? (prah OHN-deh vigh EESH-teh kohm-BOY-oo/ow-too-KAHR-roo)
Where is the train/bus to _____?
Onde pego o comboio/autocarro para________? (OHN-deh PEH-goo oo kohm-BOY-oo/ow-too-KAHR-roo prah________)
Does this train/bus stop in _____?
Esse comboio/autocarro para em ________? (EE-se kohm-BOY-oo/ow-too-KAHR-roo PAH-rah ighn________)
When does the train/bus for _____ leave?
Quando é que sai o comboio/autocarro para _______? (KWAHN-doo ay keh sigh oo kohm-BOY-oo/ow-too-KAHR-roo prah________)
When will this train/bus arrive in _____?
Quando é que este comboio/autocarro chega a _____? (KWAHN-doo ay keh EESH-teh kohm-BOY-oo/ow-too-KAHR-roo SHEH-gah ah________)

Directions[edit]

How do I get _____ ?
Como chego _____ KOH-moo SHAY-goo _____ )
...to the train station?
à estação de comboio (ah shta-SOW deh kohm-BOY-oo)
...to the bus station?
à rodoviária (ah roh-doo-vee-AH-ree-ah)
...to the airport?
ao aeroporto (A-oh ay-roo-POHR-too )
...downtown?
ao Centro (A-oh SEHN-troo )
...to the youth hostel?
ao Albergue da juventude/Pousada da juventude (A-oh ahl-BER-geh dah zhoo-veng-TOO-deh/paw-SAH-dah dah zhoo-veng-TOO-deh )
...to the _____ hotel?
ao Hotel (A-oh aw-TEHL )
... to the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?
ao consulado americano/canadense/australiano/inglês (A-oh kohn-soo-LAH-doo ah-may-ree-KAH-noo/kah-nah-DENG-zeh/owsh-trah-lee-AH-noo/een-GLAYSH)
Where are there a lot of...
Onde tem bastante (AWN-deh tighn bahsh-TAHN-teh)
...hotels?
hotéis (aw-TAYSH)
...restaurants?
restaurantes (reh-staw-RAHNTSH)
...bars?
bares (bahrsh)
...sites to see?
lugares para ver (loo-GAHRSH prah VAYR)
Can you show me on the map?
Você(Tu) pode(s) me mostrar no mapa? (voh-SAY (too) POH-deh(sh) meh mohs-TRAHR noo MAH-pah )
street
Rua (roo-ah )
Turn left.
Vire à esquerda (VEER-eh ah ehsh-KEHR-dah)
Turn right.
Vire à direita (VEER-eh ah dee-RAY-tah)
left
Esquerda (ehsh-KEHR-dah )
right
Direita (dee-RAY-tah )
straight ahead
Reto (REH-too)
towards the _____
em direção à_____ (ehng dee-reh-SOWNG ah)
past the _____
Depois do(da)_____ (Deh-POYZH doo/dah )
before the _____
Antes do(da)_____ (AHN-tehsh doh/dah )
Watch for the _____.
Fique atento ao/à_____ (FEE-keh ah-TEHN-too a-oh/ah)
intersection
Cruzamento (croo-zah-MEHN-too)
north
Norte (NOHR-teh)
south
Sul (sool)
east
Leste (LEHSH-teh)
west
Oeste (oo-EHSH-teh)
uphill
Subida (soo-BEE-dah)
downhill
Descida (desh-SEE-dah)

Taxi[edit]

Taxi!
Taxi! (TAHK-see)
Take me to _____, please.
Leve-me para o/a _______, por favor (LAY-veh meh prah oo/ah_____, poor fa-VAWR)
How much does it cost to get to _____?
Quanto custa ir até_____ (KWAHN-too KOOSH-tah eer ah-TAY_____ )
Take me there, please.
Leve-me para lá, por favor. (LAY-veh meh prah LAH, poor fa-FAWR )

Lodging[edit]

Do you have any rooms available?
Há quartos disponíveis? (ah KWAHR-toosh deesh-poh-NEE-vaysh)
How much is a room for one person/two people?
Quanto custa para uma pessoa/ duas pessoas por noite? (KWAHN-too KOOSH-tah prah OO-mah pehs-SOW-ah/DOO-ash pehs-SOW-ahsh poor NOY-teh)
Does the room come with...
O quarte dispõe de... (oo KWAHR-too deesh-POYNG deh)
...bedsheets?
lençóis (leng-SOYSH )
...a bathroom?
... casa-de-banho (KAH-zah deh BAHN-yoo)
...a telephone?
...telefone (teh-leh-FOH-neh )
...a TV?
...televisão (teh-leh-vee-ZOW)
May I see the room first?
Posso ver o quarto antes? (PAW-soo vehr oo KWAHR-too AHN-tesh)
Do you have anything...
Tem um quarto... (tighn oong KWAHR-too)
...quieter?
mais silencioso? (mighsh see-lehn-SYAW-soo)
...bigger?
maior? (mah-YAWR)
...cleaner?
mais limpa? (mighsh LEEM-pah)
...cheaper?
mais barato? (mighsh bah-RAH-too)
OK, I'll take it.
Ok, eu aceito (oh-KAY, E-oo ah-SIGH-too)
I will stay for _____ night(s).
Eu vou ficar por uma(1)/Duas(2)noite(s) (E-oo vohw fee-KAHR poor OO-mah/DOO-ash NOY-teh(sh))
Can you suggest another hotel?
Pode sugerir um outro hotel na região? (PAW-deh soo-zheh-REER oom AW-troo aw-TEHL nah reh-ZHOW)
Do you have a safe?
Tem um cofre? (tighn oom KOH-freh)
...lockers?
cacifos? (kah-SEE-foosh)
Is breakfast included?
O pequeno almoço está incluido? (oo peh-KEH-noo ahl-MAW-soo shtah een-kloo-EE-doo)
What time is breakfast?
A que horas é o pequeno almoço? (ah keh AW-rahsh eh oo peh-KEH-noo ahl-MAW-soo)
Please clean my room.
Pode limpar o quarto, por favor? (PAW-deh leem-PAHR oo KWAHR-too, poor fah-VAWR)
Can you wake me at _____?
Pode acordar-me às ___? (PAW-deh ah-coor-DAHR-meh ahsh___ )
I want to check out.
Quero fazer a saída (KEH-roo fah-ZAYR ah sah-EE-dah)

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars?
Aceita dólares americanos/australianos/canadenses? ('ah-SAY-tah DAW-larz ah-meh-ree-KAH-noosh/owsh-trah-lee-AH-noosh, kah-nah-DEHN-sesh')
Do you accept British pounds?
Aceita libras esterlinas? (ah-SAY-tah LEE-bras shtehr-LEE-nash)
Do you accept credit cards?
Aceita cartão de crédito? (ah-SAY-tah kahr-TOWNG deh KREH-dee-too)
Can you change money for me?
Pode cambiar/trocar dinheiro para mim? (PAW-deh kahm-BYAHR/ troo-KAHR dee-NYAY-roo prah meeng)
Where can I get money changed?
Onde tem uma casa de câmbio? (AWN-deh tighn OO-ma KAH-zah deh KAHM-byoo)
Can you change a traveler's check for me?
Você pode me descontar um cheque de viagem? (voh-SAY PAW-deh meh desh-kohn-TAHR oon SHEH-keh deh vee-AH-zhign)
Where can I get a traveler's check changed?
Onde posso descontar um cheque de viagem? (AWN-deh POH-soo desh-kohn-TAHR oon SHEH-keh deh vee-AH-zhign )
What is the exchange rate for the US dollar?
Qual é o câmbio para o dólar? (kwahl eh oo KAHM-byoo prah oo DAW-lahr )
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)?
Onde tem um caixa automático/ um Multibanco? (AWN-deh tighn oong KIGH-shah ow-taw-MAH-tee-koo/ oong mool-tee-BAHNG-koo)

Eating[edit]

A table for one person/two people, please.
Tem mesa para uma/duas pessoas, por favor? (tighn MEH-zah prah OO-ma/DOO-ash peh-SOW-ash, poor fah-VAWR?)
Can I look at the menu, please?
Posso ver o menu, por favor? (/ˈpo.su ˈveɾ u mɨ.ˈnu, puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/ POH-soo VEHR oo mih-NOO poor fuh-VOHR)
Can I look in the kitchen?
Posso ver a cozinha? (/ˈpo.su ˈveɾ ɐ ku.ˈzi.ɲɐ/, POH-soo VEHR uh koo-ZEE-nyuh)
Is there a house specialty?
Há alguma especialidade da casa? (/ˈa aɫ.ˈgu.mɐ ʃ.p.si.ɐ.ɫi.ˈda.d dɐ ˈka.zɐ/, AH ahl-GOO-muh sh-p-see-uh-lee-DAH-d duh KAH-zuh)
Is there a local specialty?
Há algum prato típico? (/ˈa aɫ.ˈgũ ˈpɾa.tu ˈti.p.ku/, AH al-GOONG prah-TOO tee-PEE-koo)
I'm a vegetarian.
Eu sou vegetariano (EH-oo so ve-ghee-ter-RI-ahn-o)
I don't eat pork.
Eu não como carne de porco (EH-oo now como kar-NE de pour-KOH)
I don't eat beef.
Eu não como carne de vaca. (/ˈew ˈnɐ̃w ˈko.mu ˈkaɾ.nɨ dɨ ˈva.kɐ./, EH-oo nuhng KOH-moo KAHR-n(ih) d(ih) VAH-kuh)
I only eat kosher food.
Só como produtos kosher. (/ˈsɔ ˈko.mu pɾu.ˈdu.tuʃ ku.ˈʃeɾ/, saw KOH-moo pru-DOO-toosh koo-SHEHR)
Can you make it "light", please? (less oil/butter/lard)
Pode fazer com pouca gordura? (/ˈpo.dɨ fɐ.ˈzeɾ kõ ˈpo.kɐ guɾ.ˈdu.ɾɐ/, POH-d(ih) fuh-ZIHR kohng POH-kuh goor-DOO-ruh)
fixed-price meal
preço de refeição fixo (/ˈpɾe.su dɨ ʁɨ.fɐj.ˈsɐ̃w ˈfi.ʃu/, PREH-soo d(ih) rr(ih)-fay-SUHNG FEE-shoo)
a la carte
a la carte (/ɐ ɫɐ ˈkaɾ.tɨ/, ah lah KAHR-t(ih) )
breakfast
pequeno almoço (/pɨ.ˈke.nu aɫ.ˈmo.su/, p(ih)-KEH-noo ahl-MOH-soo)
lunch
almoço (/aɫ.ˈmo.su/, ahl-MOH-soo)
tea (meal)
lanche (/ˈˈɫɐ̃.ʃ/, LUHNG-sh)
supper
jantar (/ʒɐ̃.ˈtaɾ/, zuhng-TAHR)
I want _____.
Eu quero _____. (/ˈew ˈke.ɾu/, EH-oo KEH-roo)
I want a dish containing _____.
Quero um prato que tenha _____. (/ˈke.ɾu ˈũ ˈpɾa.tu kɨ ˈtɐ.ɲɐ/ KEH-roo oong PRAH-too k(ih) TEH-nyuh)
chicken
galinha (/gɐ.ˈɫi.ɲɐ/, guh-LEE-nyuh)
beef
carne de vaca (/ˈkaɾ.nɨ dɨ ˈva.kɐ./, KAHR-n(ih) d(ih) VAH-kuh)
fish
peixe (/ˈpɐj.ʃɨ/, PAY-sh(ih))
ham
presunto (/pɾɨ.ˈzũ.tu/, pr(ih)-zuhng-too)
sausage
salsicha (/saɫ.ˈsi.ʃɐ/, sahl-SEE-shuh)
cheese
queijo (/ˈkɐj.ʒu/, KAY-zhoo)
eggs
ovos (/ˈo.vuʃ/, OH-voosh)
salad
salada (/sɐ.ˈɫa.dɐ/, suh-LAH-duh)
(fresh) vegetables
vegetais (/vɨ.ʒɨ.ˈtajʃ/, v(ih)-zh(ih)-TEYESH)
(fresh) fruit
frutas (/ˈfɾu.tɐʃ/, FROO-tuhsh)
pineapple
ananás (/ɐ.nɐ.ˈnaʃ/, uh-nuh-NAHSH)
ice cream
gelado (/ʒɨ.ˈɫa.du/, zh(ih)-LAH-doo)
bread
pão (/ˈpɐ̃w/, puhng)
toast
torrada (/tu.ˈʁa.dɐ/, too-RRAH-duh)
noodles
macarrão (/mɐ.ka.ˈʁɐ̃w/, muh-kah-RRUHNGOO)
rice
arroz (/a.ˈʁoʃ/, uh-RROHZH)
beans
feijão (/fɐj.ˈʒɐ̃w/, fuhy-ZHUGHNGOO)
May I have a glass of _____?
Posso tomar um copo de _____? (/ˈpo.su tu.ˈmaɾ ˈũ ˈko.pu dɨ _____?/, POH-soo too-MAHR uhng KOH-poo d(ih) _____? )
May I have a cup of _____?
Posso tomar uma xícara de _____? (/ˈpo.su tu.ˈmaɾ ˈu.mɐ ˈʃi.kɐ.ɾɐ dɨ _____?/, POH-soo too-MAHR OO-muh SHEE-kuh-ruh d(ih) _____?)
May I have a bottle of _____?
Posso tomar uma garrafa de _____? (/ˈpo.su tu.ˈmaɾ ˈu.mɐ ga.ˈʁa.fɐ dɨ _____?/, POH-soo too-MAHR OO-muh guh-RRAH-fuh d(ih) _____?)
coffee
café (/kɐ.ˈfɛ/, kuh-FEH)
May I have a coffee
Um café, por favor (/ˈũ kɐ.ˈfɛ, puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, oong kuh-FEH poor fuh-VOHR)
coffee (espresso cup with milk)
pingado (/pĩ.ˈga.du/, peeng-GAH-doo )
coffee (in a mug with milk)
café com leite (/kɐ.ˈfɛ kõ ˈɫɐj.tɨ/, kuh-FEH kohng LAY-t(ih))
tea (drink)
chá (/ˈʃa/, shah)
juice
sumo (/ˈsu.mu/, SOO-moo)
(bubbly) water
água com gás (/ˈa.gwɐ kõ ˈgaʃ/, AH-gwuh kohng gahsh)
(still) water
água sem gás (/ˈa.gwɐ sɐ̃j ˈgaʃ/, AH-gwuh suhngy gahsh)
beer
cerveja (/sɨɾ.ˈvɐj.ʒɐ/, s(ih)r-VUHY-zhuh)
red/white wine
vinho tinto/branco (/ˈvi.ɲu ˈtĩ.tu/ˈbɾɐ̃.ku/, VEE-nyoo TEENG-too/BRUHNG-koo)
May I have some _____?
Pode me dar _____? (/ˈpo.dɨ mɨ ˈdaɾ/, POH-d(ih) m(ih) dahr)
salt
sal (sahl)
black pepper
pimenta (/pi.ˈmẽ.tɐ/, pee-MEHNG-tuh)
butter
manteiga (/mɐ̃.ˈtɐj.gɐ/, muhng-TAY-guh)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server)
Com licença or desculpe (/kõ ɫi.ˈsẽ.sɐ/ or /dɨʃ.ˈkuɫ.pɨ/kohng lee-SEHNG-suh or d(ih)sh-cool-p(ih))
I'm finished.
Já acabei (/ˈʒa ɐ.kɐ.ˈbɐj/, zhah uh-kuh-BAY)
It was delicious.
Estava delicioso (/ʃ.ˈta.vɐ dɨ.ɫɨ.si.ˈo.zu/, sh-TAH-vuh d(ih)-l(ih)-see-OH-zoo )
Please clear the plates.
Por favor, limpe os pratos (/puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ ˈɫĩ.p uʃ ˈpɾa.tuʃ/, poor fuh-VOHR LEENGP oosh PRAH-toosh)
The check, please.
A conta, por favor (/ɐ ˈkõ.tɐ puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, uh KOHNG-tuh poor fuh-VOHR)

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol?
Servem álcool? (/ˈseɾ.vɐ̃j ˈaɫ.ku.ɔɫ/ SEHR-vuhngy AHl-koo-awl)
Is there table service?
Servem à mesa? (/ˈseɾ.vɐ̃j à ˈme.zɐ/ SEHR-vuhngy AH MEH-zuh)
A beer/two beers, please.
Uma cerveja/duas cervejas, por favor (/ˈu.mɐ sɨɾ.ˈvɐj.ʒɐ / ˈdu.ɐʃ sɨɾ.ˈvɐj.ʒɐʃ puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, OO-muh s(ih)r-VAY-zhuh / DOO-uhsh s(ih)r-VAY-zhuh poor fuh-VOHR)
A glass of red/white wine, please.
Um copo de vinho tinto/branco por favor (/ˈũ ˈko.pu dɨ ˈvi.ɲu ˈtĩ.tu/ˈbɾɐ̃.ku, puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, oong KOH-poo d(ih) VEE-nyoo TEENG-too/BRUHNG-koo poor fuh-VOHR)
A pint, please.
Uma imperial, por favor (/ˈu.mɐ ĩ.pɨ.ɾi.ˈaɫ puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, OONG-muh eeng-p(ih)-ree-ahl poor fuh-VOHR)
A bottle, please.
Uma garrafa, por favor (/ˈu.mɐ ga.ˈʁa.fɐ puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, OONG-muh guh-RRAH-fuh poor fuh-VOHR)
whiskey
Uísque (/u.ˈiʃ.kɨ/, oo-EESH-k(ih) )
vodka
Vodka (/ˈvod.kɐ/, VOHD-kuh )
rum
Rum (/ˈʁũ/, rroong)
water
Água (/ˈa.gwɐ/, AH-gwuh)
club soda
Água gaseificada (/ˈa.gwɐ gɐ.zɐj.fi.ˈka.dɐ/, AH-gwuh guh-zay-fee-KAH-duh)
tonic water
Água tónica (/ˈa.gwɐ ˈtɔ.ni.kɐ/, AH-gwuh TAW-nee-kuh)
orange juice
Sumo de laranja (/ˈsu.mu dɨ ɫɐ.ˈɾɐ̃.ʒɐ/, SOO-moo d(ih) luh-RUHNG-zhuh)
Coke (soda)
Coca-cola (/ˈko.kɐ ˈko.ɫɐ/, KOH-kuh KOH-luh)
Do you have any bar snacks?
Tem aperitivos? (/tɐ̃j ɐ.pɨ.ɾɨ.ˈti.vuʃ/, tuhngy uh-p(ih)-r(ih)-TEE-voosh )
One more, please.
Mais um/uma, por favor (/ˈmajz ˈũ / ˈu.mɐ, puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, MEYEZ oong / OO-muh poor fuh-VOHR)
Another round, please.
Outra rodada, por favor (/ˈo.tɾɐ ʁu.ˈda.dɐ, puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ/, OO-truh roo-DAH-duh poor fuh-VOHR)
When is closing time?
Quando é que fecha? (/ˈkwɐ̃.du ˈɛ kɨ ˈfɐj.ʃɐ/, KWUHNG-doo eh k(ih) FUHY-shuh)
Cheers!
Saúde! (/sɐ.ˈu.dɨ/, suh-OO-d(ih))

Shopping[edit]

Do you have this in my size?
Tem isto no meu tamanho? (/tɐ̃j ˈiʃ.tu nu ˈmew tɐ.ˈmɐ.ɲu/, tuhngy EESH-too noo meh-oo tuh-MUH-nyoo)
How much is this?
Quanto custa isto? (/ˈkwɐ̃.tu ˈkuʃ.tɐ ˈiʃ.tu/, KWUHNG-too KOOSH-tuh EESH-too)
That's too expensive.
É demasiado caro. (/ˈɛ dɨ.mɐ.zi.ˈa.du ˈka.ɾu/, EH d(ih)-muh-zee-AH-do KER-roo)
Would you take _____?
Você aceitaria _____? (/vu.ˈse ɐ.sɐj.tɐ.ˈɾi.ɐ _____?/, voo-SEH uh-SUHY-tuh-REE-uh _____?)
expensive
Caro (/ˈka.ɾu/, KAH-roo)
cheap
Barato (/bɐ.ˈɾa.tu/, buh-RAH-too)
I can't afford it.
Não tenho dinheiro para isso. (/ˈnɐ̃w ˈtɐ.ɲu di.ˈɲɐj.ɾu pɐ.ɾɐ ˈi.su/, nuhng TUH-nyoo dee-NYUHY-roo puh-ruh EE-soo)
I don't want it.
Não quero isso. (/ˈnɐ̃w ˈke.ɾu ˈi.su/, nuhng KEH-roo EE-soo)
You're cheating me.
Estás a enganar-me. (/ʃ.ˈtaz ɐ ẽ.gɐ.ˈnaɾ-mɨ/, sh-TAHZH uh eeng-guh-NAHR-m(ih))
I'm not interested.
Não estou interessado/interessada. (/ˈnɐ̃w ʃ.ˈto ĩ.tɨ.ɾɨ.ˈsa.du/ĩ.tɨ.ɾɨ.ˈsa.dɐ/, nuhng sh-TOH eeng-t(ih)-r(ih)-SAH-doo/eeng-t(ih)-r(ih)-SAH-duh)
OK, I'll take it.
OK, eu levo. (/ˈok, ˈew ˈɫe.vu/, AW-kay EH-oo LEH-voo)
Can I have a bag?
Pode dar-me um saco? (/ˈpo.dɨ ˈdaɾ-mɨ ˈũ ˈsa.ku/, POH-d(ih) DAHR-m(ih) oong SAH-koo)
Do you ship (overseas)?
Entregam encomendas no estrangeiro? (/ẽ.ˈtɾe.gɐ̃w ẽ.ku.ˈmẽ.dɐʒ nu ʃ.tɾɐ̃.ˈʒɐj.ɾu/, ehng-TREH-guhngw ehng-koo-MEHNG-duhzh noo sh-truhng-ZHUHY-roo)
I need...
Eu preciso... (/ˈew pɾɨ.ˈsi.zu/, EH-oo pr(ih)-SEE-zoo)
...toothpaste.
...pasta de dentes (/ˈpaʃ.tɐ dɨ ˈdẽ.tɨʃ/, PAHSH-tuh d(ih) DEHNG-t(ih)sh)
...a toothbrush.
...uma escova de dentes (//, ')
...tampons.
...tampões (/ˈu.mɐ ʃ.ˈko.vɐ dɨ ˈdẽ.tɨʃ/, OO-muh sh-KOH-vuh d(ih) DEHNG-t(ih)sh)
...soap.
sabão (/sɐ.ˈbɐ̃w/, suh-BUHNGW)
...shampoo.
champô (/ʃɐ̃.ˈpo/, shuhng-POH)
...pain reliever.
analgésico (/ɐ.naɫ.ˈgɛ.zi.ku/, uh-nahl-ZHEH-zee-koo)
...aspirin.
aspirina (/ɐʃ.pɨ.ˈɾi.nɐ/, uhsh-pee-REE-nuh)
...ibuprofen.
ibuprofeno (/i.bu.pɾu.ˈfe.nu/, ee-boo-proo-FEH-noo)
...cold medicine.
medicamento para constipação (/mɨ.di.kɐ.ˈmẽ.tu pɐ.ɾɐ kõʃ.ti.pɐ.ˈsɐ̃w/, m(ih)-dee-kuh-MEHNG-too puh-ruh kohngsh-tee-puh-SUHNGW)
...stomach medicine.
medicamento para a barriga (/mɨ.di.kɐ.ˈmẽ.tu pɐ.ɾɐ ɐ ba.ˈʁi.gɐ/, m(ih)-dee-kuh-MEHNG-too puh-ruh uh buh-RREE-guh)
...a razor.
uma lâmina de barbear (/ˈu.mɐ ˈɫɐ.mi.nɐ dɨ baɾ.bi.ˈaɾ/, OO-muh LUH-mee-nuh d(ih) bahr-bee-AHR)
...an umbrella.
um guarda-chuva (/ˈũ ˈgwaɾ.dɐ ˈʃu.vɐ/, OONG GWAHR-duh SHOO-vuh)
...sunblock lotion.
protetor solar (/pɾu.tɨ.ˈtoɾ su.ˈɫaɾ/, proo-t(ih)-TOHR soo-LAHR)
...a postcard.
um postal (/ˈũ puʃ.ˈtaɫ/, OONG poosh-TAHL)
...postage stamps.
selos (/ˈse.ɫuʃ/, SIH-loosh)
...batteries.
pilhas (/ˈpi.ʎɐʃ/, PEE-lyuhsh)
...writing paper.
papel para escrever (/pɐ.ˈpɛɫ pɐ.ɾɐ ʃ.kɾɨ.ˈveɾ/, puh-PEHL puh-ruh sh-kr(ih)-VIHR)
...a pen.
uma caneta (/ˈu.mɐ kɐ.ˈne.tɐ/, OO-muh kuh-NIH-tuh)
...English-language books.
livros em inglês (/ˈɫi.vɾuz ɐ̃j ĩ.ˈgɫeʃ/, LEE-vroozh uhngy eeng-GLIHSH)
...English-language magazines.
revistas em inglês (/ʁɨ.ˈviʃ.tɐz ɐ̃j ĩ.ˈgɫeʃ/, rr(ih)-VEESH-tuhz uhngy eeng-GLIHSH)
...an English-language newspaper.
um jornal em inglês (/ˈũ ʒuɾ.ˈnaɫ ɐ̃j ĩ.ˈgɫeʃ/, oong zhoor-NAHL uhngy eeng-GLIHSH)
...an English-Portuguese dictionary.
um dicionário inglês-português (/ˈũ dɨ.si.u.ˈna.ɾi.u ĩ.ˈgɫeʃ puɾ.tu.ˈgeʃ/, oong d(ih)-see-oo-NAH-ree-oo eeng-GLIHSH poor-too-GIHSH)

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car.
Posso alugar um carro? (POH-soo uh-loo-GAHR oom KAH-rroo, /ˈpo.su ɐ.ɫu.ˈgaɾ ˈũ ˈka.ʁu/)
Can I get insurance?
Posso ter seguro? (POH-soo tihr s(ih)-GOO-roo, /ˈpo.su ˈteɾ sɨ.ˈgu.ɾu/)
stop (on a street sign)
STOP (stohp, /ˈstop/)
one way
sentido único (sihn-TEE-doo OO-nee-koo, /sẽ.ˈti.du ˈu.ni.ku/)
yield
cedência de passagem (s(ih)-DIHN-see-uh d(ih) puh-SAH-zhuhm, /sɨ.ˈdẽ.si.ɐ dɨ pɐ.ˈsa.ʒɐ̃j/)
no parking
proibido estacionar (proo-ee-BEE-doo sh-tuh-see-oo-NAHR, /pɾu.i.ˈbi.du ʃ.tɐ.si.u.ˈnaɾ/)
speed limit
limite de velocidade (l(ih)-MEE-t(ih) d(ih) v(ih)-loo-see-DAH-d(ih), /ɫɨ.ˈmi.tɨ dɨ vɨ.ɫu.si.ˈda.dɨ/)
gas (petrol) station
bomba de gasolina (BOM-buh d(ih) guh-zoo-LEE-nuh, /ˈbõ.bɐ dɨ gɐ.zu.ˈɫi.nɐ/)
petrol
gasolina (guh-zoo-LEE-nuh, /gɐ.zu.ˈɫi.nɐ/)
diesel
gasóleo (guh-ZAW-lee-oo, /gɐ.ˈzɔ.ɫi.u/)

Authority[edit]

I haven't done anything wrong.
Não fiz nada de errado. ( )
It was a misunderstanding.
Isto é um mal-entendido ( )
Where are you taking me?
Para onde me levam? ( )
Am I under arrest?
Estou preso? ( )
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.
Sou um cidadão Americano/Australiano/Britânico/Canadiano ( )
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.
Quero falar com a embaixada / o consulado Americano/Australiano/Britânico/Canadiano ( )
I want to talk to a lawyer.
Quero falar com um advogado ( )
Can I just pay a fine now?
Posso pagar uma fiança já? ( )
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