Saying hello in Portuguese

Monica-S

Are there different ways of saying hello in Portuguese? Is it too informal to say “Oi” when greeting someone I haven’t met before?

Tereza-P

Hi Monica, Yes, there are different ways of saying hello in Portuguese, like "Ola", but "Oi" is just fine, even when you meet someone for the first time. Tereza.

Sami-Zaki

I used to write this word like that olá Can I write it like you??

Tereza-P

Hi Sami, No, you can't ! Sorry, I made a typing error. You are completely right, the word "olá" should have acute accent on top of the letter "a". Tereza.

Sami-Zaki

Não há problema. Obrigado por sua correção. Professor de Inglês no Egito.

Tereza-P

Obrigado Sami, Congratulations, you are a pretty good speller ! Tereza.

Sami-Zaki

De nada Tereza Eu fico grato pelo seu incentivo para aprender português. Até logo Sami

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