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.

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!

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

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

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.

Yes and No

Filling out Forms

That’s it for this lesson, well done!

Até a próxima!

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

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