Saying hello in Portuguese

Monica-S June 25, 2012, 9:58 pm
Are there different ways of saying hello in Portuguese? Is it too informal to say “Oi” when greeting someone I haven’t met before?
Saying hello in Portuguese
Tereza-P June 26, 2012, 6:53 am
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.
Saying hello in Portuguese
Sami-Zaki July 2, 2012, 9:33 am
I used to write this word like that olá

Can I write it like you??
Saying hello in Portuguese
Tereza-P July 2, 2012, 7:46 pm
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.
Saying hello in Portuguese
Sami-Zaki July 3, 2012, 4:15 am
Não há problema.
Obrigado por sua correção.
Professor de Inglês no Egito.
Saying hello in Portuguese
Tereza-P July 6, 2012, 2:43 am
Obrigado Sami,

Congratulations, you are a pretty good speller !

Tereza.
Saying hello in Portuguese
Sami-Zaki July 6, 2012, 7:08 am
De nada Tereza

Eu fico grato pelo seu incentivo para aprender português.

Até logo

Sami
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