Whether you’re talking to someone in Brazil, or you’ve got a few friends from Portugal you’d love to chat with in their native language, we’re about to cover what might just be the essential conversation starter: a simple hello.
There are lots of different ways to say “Hello,” “Hi” and “How are you?” in Portuguese, and I’m here to teach you all of them.
Naturally, we want you to feel confident with other greetings so you can have some authentic language exchanges. So, before we teach you the basics, here are a few tips that’ll help you throughout your studies.
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How to Learn to Say Hello in Portuguese
If you want to revise your “hellos,” “goodbyes” and “how are yous” before you practice with another person, here are our top recommendations:
1. Prep yourself
If you want to memorize these essential words and phrases, flashcards are really good option. Getting started is quite easy too: this collection from Quizlet will point you in the right direction, otherwise just power up an app like Anki to create your own.
2. Test yourself
Even at the most basic level, testing your knowledge on a regular basis will help you learn and assess your strengths and weaknesses.
You could enter each greeting through an online dictionary like Forvo or Linguee to hear it spoken in the dialect you’re learning. Play it back a few times and repeat it back to yourself; this allows you to practice your Portuguese pronunciation as much as it helps you commit your greetings to memory. (daha&helliip;)