In this free audio lesson we’ll also show you how to ask the flight attendants for what you need in Portuguese, and understand their instructions. We hope you won’t need to explain that something has gone wrong with your travel plans, but just in case, we’ll teach you how to do that too.
Knowing how to use these essential Portuguese travel phrases will give you more confidence next time you’re travelling by plane in Brazil, so let’s get started.
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Compartimento de bagagem superior
Over head locker
Cinto de segurança
Saída de emergência
Comissário de bordo / Comissária de bordo
Bilhete de embarque
Imagine you are on a flight from America to Brazil. It’s a long way, so make sure you know how to ask for a drink or an extra blanket in case you are cold. It’s also important to know what “por favor, apertem os cintos” means. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.
Gostaria de ter um copo d’água
I would like to have a glass of water
Tenho medo de viajar de avião
I'm scared of flying
Estou com fome
Estou com frio.
Tenho frio. Você tem um cobertor? ( Tenho = I have )
I have cold. Do you have a blanket? (I have is to feel cold)
When are we going to land?
Por favor, apertem os (seus) cintos (de segurança)
Please fasten your seatbelt
Meu fone de ouvido não funciona
My headset doesn't work
Vamos passar por uma zona de turbulência
We are going to pass through a zone of turbulence
Once you arrive at the airport you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the “Coleta de bagagem” and make your way to the “alfândega.” Listen to the Audio below to hear the pronunciation…
Coleta de bagagem
Minha bagagem foi danificada
My luggage got damaged
Minha bagagem foi extraviada
My luggage got lost
Perdi meu voo de conexão
I've missed my connecting flight
Perdi meu passaporte
I've lost my passport
Perdi minha passagem
I've lost my ticket
Perdi meu bilhete de embarque
I've lost my boarding pass
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson!
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