Introductions in Portuguese

It’s time for a crash course in introductions in Portuguese! After this free audio lesson, you’ll be able to recognize some common personal questions. Even better, in most cases you’ll be able to reply using simple Portuguese phrases and numbers.

It’s useful to be able to talk about yourself and ask about others when you’re getting to know new people. And there may be times when you need to speak to an official person, or fill out a form.

Perhaps you’re booking into a hotel, or going for an interview. You’ll probably be asked some basic personal questions in Portuguese like “What is your nationality?” “What is your telephone number?” or “What is your date of birth?” These are all useful things to be able to talk about for everyday conversations as well.

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Pronouncing introductions in Portuguese

All the questions below are in the ”você” form of treatment (you), which is the common way that Brazilians address each other. Please, keep in mind that “tu” can also be used and it is common in other Portuguese speaking countries, such as Portugal, and in some regions in Brazil. That doesn’t mean that addressing someone by “você” is wrong or less formal. It’s just a matter of where the person comes from. You have to be careful though that the conjugation form of the verbs in the “tu” form is different!

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Qual é o seu nome?

What's your name?

Qual é o número do seu passaporte?

What is your passport number?

Qual é o número do seu celular?

What is your cell phone number?

Qual é o número do seu telefone?

What is your telephone number?

Qual é o seu endereço?

What is your address?

Você é casado? / Você é casada?

Are you married?

Você é solteiro? / Você é solteira?

Are you single?

Você tem um cônjuge?

Do you have a spouse?

Quantos filhos você tem?

How many children do you have?

Você tem filhos?

Do you have children?

Quantos irmãos você tem?

How many siblings do you have?

Você tem irmãos?

Do you have siblings?

Qual é a sua data de nascimento?

What is your date of birth?

Quantos anos você tem?

How old are you?

Qual é a sua nacionalidade?

What's your nationality? (formal, usually found in forms and documents)

De onde você é?

Where are you from?

Qual é o seu e-mail?

What is your email address?

Some people use the direct translation for e-mail, but it is more usual to hear “e-mail”:

Endereço eletrônico

Electronic message



When you’re responding, you can follow one of the simple formats below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets.

Meu nome é….

My name is...

O número do meu celular é…

My cell phone number is...

Meu número de telefone é…

My telephone number is...

Meu endereço é…

My address is...

Sim, sou casado / Sim, sou casada

Yes, I'm married

Não, não sou casado / Não, não sou casada

No, I'm not married

Sim, sou solteiro / Sim, sou solteira

Yes, I'm single

Não, não sou solteiro / Não, não sou solteira

No, I am not single

Sim, tenho um cônjuge

Yes, I have a spouse

Não, não tenho um cônjuge

No, I don't have a spouse

Tenho um filho / Tenho uma filha

I have one child

Tenho [número] filhos / Tenho [número] filhas

I have [number] children

Sim, tenho [número] filho(s)

Yes, I have [number] children

Não, eu não tenho filhos

No, I have no children

Eu tenho [número] irmãos.

I have [number] siblings

Sim, tenho irmãos

Yes, I have siblings

Não, não tenho irmãos

No, I have no siblings

Minha data de nascimento é [dia] de [mês] de [ano].

My birthday is on the [day] of [month] [year]

Eu tenho [número] anos.

I am [number] years old

Eu sou [nacionalidade].

I'm [nationality]

Eu sou de [país] / Eu sou do [país] / Eu sou da [país]

I'm from [country name]

O número do meu passaporte é [número]

My passport number is [number]

Country names can be in the masculine, feminine or neutral forms. So, memorize which preposition should come before the name of your country. For example:

Sou da Colômbia – I’m from Colombia.

Sou do Japão – I’m from Japan.

Sou de Portugal – I’m from Portugal.

There is no exact rule for this, so you have to memorize which noun form your country name is in Portuguese.

Sou da Colômbia

I'm from Colombia

Sou do Japão

I'm from Japan

Sou de Portugal

I'm from Portugal

Yes and No





Filling out Forms






Sex / Gender



Data de nascimento

Date of birth




Telephone (number)


Cell phone (number)

Número do passaporte

Passport Number

That’s it for this lesson, well done!

If you want more lessons on Portuguese salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

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Tereza Pereira: Rocket Portuguese

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