Portuguese Vocabulary
Brazilian Language at Hand

By the book, all the words known and used by a Portuguese speaker make part of the Portuguese Vocabulary...

If you want to acquire Portuguese vocabulary quickly, start studying some Cognates (or Easy Words) - the Portuguese you didn't know you knew!

Portuguese Vocabulary: Easier than You Think...

Got it? It is not necessary for you to memorize hundreds and hundreds of Portuguese words. According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, “by the age of two a child will have a vocabulary of about 200 words.”

So, with just a hundred words you can express a huge variety of ideas, as you will learn by taking our Portuguese Lessons.

Give it a try! J

1. Adjectives

2. Animals

3. Beach

4. Beverages

5. Body Parts

6. Clothing  

7. Countries

8. Colors

9. Days

10. Face

11. Family

12. Food

13. Gospel

14. House

15. Jobs

16. Months

17. Numbers

18. Ordinals

19. Places

20. Question Words

21. School

22. Sports

23. Weather

Extra Mille

Once you know this vocabulary, you can move ahead to new ways of expressing yourself. See:

  • Idiomatic Expressions - Group of words in a fixed order that have a different meaning from the meanings of each word understood on its own:

    "Palavra de honra."
    "I cross my heart."

  • Proverbs - Popular sentences stating something commonly experienced or giving advice:

    A beleza está nos olhos de quem vê.
    Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

  • Tongue Twisters - Sentences intended to be difficult to say, especially when repeated quickly and often:

    Onde digo digo, não digo digo, digo Diogo.
    Onde digo Diogo, não digo Diogo, digo digo!

  • Portuguese Quotes - Learn Portuguese with Inspiration:

    All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
    Walt Disney

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