You never know when you might be in an emergency situation. When you’re traveling by air there are some emergency Portuguese words you may need to use. In this lesson you’ll learn how to understand the emergency procedures on the plane in Portuguese, as well as other key pieces of information.
You’ll learn how to ask for things in Portuguese and how to speak to airport officials. Soon you’ll know exactly what to say on the plane and at the airport to make it easier and safer for you to travel in Brazil.
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Pronouncing emergency Portuguese words
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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, apertar o cinto” means. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.
Gostaria de um copo de água
I would like to have a glass of water
Tenho medo de voar
I'm scared of flying
Estou com fome
Estou com frio. Você poderia me dar um cobertor?
I'm cold, could you get me a blanket?
Quando é que vamos aterrissar?
When are we going to land?
Por favor, aperte o cinto
Please fasten your seatbelt
Meu fone de ouvido não funciona
My headset doesn't work
Vamos passar por uma zona de turbulência
We will pass through a turbulence zone
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 “Controle de passaporte.” Listen to the Audio link below to hear the pronunciation…
Coleta de bagagem
Controle de passaporte
Hopefully you won’t need to use the following phrases, but it’s still useful to know them.
Minha bagagem está danificada
My luggage is damaged
Minha bagagem foi extraviada
My luggage was lost
Perdi minha conexão
I've missed my connecting flight
Perdi meu passaporte
I've lost my passport
Perdi meu bilhete
I've lost my ticket
Perdi minha passagem
I 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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