English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Você pode me ajudar, por favor?
Can you help me, please?
Asking for help
Você fala inglês?
Do you speak English?
Asking if a person speaks English
Você fala _[idioma]_?
Do you speak _[language]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Eu não falo_[idioma]_.
I don't speak_[language]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Eu não compreendo.
I don't understand.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Olá!
Hello!
Standard greeting
Oi!
Hi!
Informal greeting
Bom dia!
Good Morning!
Greeting used in the morning
Boa tarde/Boa noite!
Good Evening!
Greeting used in the evening
Boa noite!
Good Night!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Como você está?
How are you?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Bem, obrigada/obrigado.
Good, thank you.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Como você se chama?
What’s your name?
Asking the other person's name
Meu nome é ___.
My name is ___.
Telling someone your name
De onde você é?
Where are you from?
Asking about someone's origin
Eu sou do ___.
I am from___.
Answering about your origin
Quantos anos você tem?
How old are you?
Asking about someone's age
Eu tenho___anos.
I am___years old.
Answering about your age
Sim
Yes
Positive reply
Não
No
Negative reply
Por favor
Please
Filler word to add polite touch
Aqui está!
Here you go!
Used when giving something to someone
Obrigada/obrigado.
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Muito obrigada/obrigado.
Thank you very much.
Thanking someone very warmly
De nada.
You're welcome.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Desculpa.
I am sorry.
Apologizing for something
Com licença.
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
Tudo bem.
It's OK.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Sem problemas.
No problem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Cuidado!
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
Estou com fome.
I am hungry.
Used when feeling hungry
Estou com sede.
I am thirsty.
Used when feeling thirsty
Estou cansado.
I am tired.
Used when feeling tired
Estou doente.
I am sick.
Used when feeling sick
Eu não sei.
I don't know.
You don't know the answer to a question
Prazer em conhecê-lo/la.
It was nice meeting you.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Tchau!
Goodbye!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Eu gostaria de fazer uma reclamação.
I would like to make a complaint.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Quem é o responsável aqui?
Who is in charge here?
Finding out who is responsible
Isso é totalmente inaceitável!
This is totally unacceptable!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Eu quero meu dinheiro de volta!
I want my money back!
Asking for a refund
Estamos esperando há mais de uma hora.
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Esta comida está horrível!
This food tastes like crap!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Esta bebida esta horrível!
This drink tastes like piss!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Esse lugar é uma pocilga!
This place is a shithole!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Isso é uma lata velha!
This car is a wreck!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
Esse serviço é uma porcaria!
The service sucks!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Isso é um roubo!
This is a total rip-off!
Rudely complaining about a high price
Isso é mentira!
That is bullshit!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Você é um idiota!
You are a stupid moron!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Você não sabe porcaria alguma!
You don't know shit!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Cai fora!
Piss off!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Vamos resolver isso lá fora!
Let's settle this outside!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment