Talking about Music in Portuguese

This free lesson will teach you some of the Portuguese music words you need to know – just listen to the audio for the pronunciation and practice saying the Portuguese words and phrases aloud.

Being able to talk about music in Portuguese is a great way to start a conversation with a native Portuguese speaker – after all, music is a universal language!

Resources for further reading:

Perhaps you’re traveling in a Portuguese-speaking country and you want to buy some Portuguese music – how would you ask for what you want in Portuguese?

Let's get started talking about music in Portuguese!

Talking about music in Portuguese

Practice Your Pronunciation With Rocket Record

Rocket Record lets you perfect your Portuguese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!

A música


Quanto custa este CD, por favor?

How much is this CD please?

Você vende CDs de música clássica?

Do you sell classical music CDs?

Você tem CD de rock?

Do you have rock music CD?

Estou procurando música do Jack Johnson, você tem alguma?

I am looking for music by Jack Johnson, do you have any?

You might notice a couple of interesting (or puzzling!) points here. The word for "music" becomes feminine in Portuguese! This is because Portuguese has distinctions for every single name or noun, and all of them are either masculine or feminine in gender. Weird, but absolutely true!

Here are some useful words when listening to music at home, in the car or at a concert.

Está muito alta (a música)!

It's too loud!

Ele tem uma voz linda

He has a beautiful voice

Eu gosto muito dessa música

I really like this song

Você gosta dessa música?

Do you like this song?

That's it for this lesson.

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

Até breve!

Tereza Pereira: Rocket Portuguese

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