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Car in Portuguese

Welcome to the Rocket Portuguese lesson on cars – carros! In this lesson we’ll cover tons of cars in Portuguese vocabulary. From hoods to trunks and everything in between.

If you’re traveling to a Portuguese-speaking country and plan on renting or even buying a car, this lesson will be very useful for you. You’ll want to be able to look over your rental and talk about it as well as feel comfortable describing anything that might go wrong or need fixing to a mecânico while you’re on the road. After this lesson, you’ll be an expert!

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Pronouncing car in Portuguese

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motor

motor

pára-brisas

windshield

porta

door

capô

hood

porta-malas

trunk

volante

wheel

pneu

tire

calota

hub cap

placa (do carro)

license plate

radiador

grill

pára-choque

bumper

limpador de pára-brisas

windshield wiper

teto

roof

teto solar

sun roof

luz traseira

tail light

pisca

turn signal

pisca-alerta

emergency signal

I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Many of these words might seem straightforward in Portuguese. Because of this you might think you don’t need to practice, but you still do in order to master the pronunciation! Next time you’re driving somewhere, take some time and think about the different parts of your car in Portuguese as you go.

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