Going Out in Portuguese

Going out in a Portuguese-speaking country? Learn these Portuguese words first! Just listen to the audio and follow the Portuguese pronunciation.

When making plans for going out in Portuguese with your friends, try using these phrases...

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Going out in Portuguese

When it comes to entertainment in Brazil, many Portuguese words are the same or very similar to those in English. CD, DVD, iPod, movie, and cinema are just a few examples.

However, if you’re planning to catch a Brazilian film or a show, or a quiet night in with Brazilian TV, knowing these common words and phrases will help you join in the conversation with your Portuguese-speaking friends.

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A TV / a televisão


A sessão de cinema

Movie screening

A que horas é a sessão de cinema?

At what time does the movie start?

Tem um filme bom na TV esta noite

There is a good movie on TV tonight!

Quanto custa o tiquete?

How much is the ticket?

Quanto custa o bilhete?

How much is the ticket?

Nós iremos ao restaurante amanhã

We will go to the restaurant tomorrow

Brazil has its own popular celebrity magazines and one which combines Brazilian current affairs with world issues and showbiz events, is the Revista Caras. For years it has been the leading "revista” magazine bringing lives of international celebrities to the public.

Here are some key words referring to everyday entertainment:

O som / O aparelho de som

The stereo unit

A boate

The nightclub

As notícias

The news

O café

The café

O restaurante

The restaurant

A lanchonete

The Snack Bar / Fast Food place

O bar

The bar

You will also find many places to eat with signs written in French or a different language other than in Portuguese (sometimes even in English), as an indication of a more exclusive or sophisticated place. Words such as bistro, patisserie, and delicatessen are widely found around Brazil’s popular places.

That’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you enjoyed it.

Why not check out some more lessons on Portuguese phrases next?

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Tereza Pereira: Rocket Portuguese

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