Seasons in Portuguese

Do you know the Portuguese word for summer? How about the other seasons in Portuguese? Check out the fastest Rocket Portuguese lesson ever and you’ll have these mastered in minutes. Whether you’re making travel plans or chatting with Portuguese-speaking friends and family, the seasons are handy to know.  

What’s a good time of year to visit? Is it nicer to travel in summer or winter? What are your friends doing for the spring vacation? Let’s find out!

Pronouncing the seasons in Portuguese

Let's get started...

Brazil is a country with continental dimensions. It might come as a surprise to you, but it is not hot everywhere in Brazil, and not all year long. Although the climate is relatively constant for most of the country (after all, it IS a tropical country!), the regions tend have different weather throughout the year.

The north of Brazil, best known for the Amazon Rain Forest, has a very constant climate all year long. What changes in this region is the rain fall. Locals say “it rains every day in the Summer (September to March) and it rains all day in the Winter (June to August).” But the temperature is always in the high 20 and low 30s, even when it rains.

The central part of Brazil, which is where I am from, has what I like to call “a mild climate”. It gets really hot in the summer, sometimes temperatures go up to nearly 40 degrees celsius (140 degrees fahrenheit). But we also have a cooler period in the year from May to August, when temperatures drop below 10 degrees at night, and in some places – the outskirts, away from the concrete and asphalt of the big cities – you can still get frosty mornings. But the winter is also a very dry season in this region, and unfortunately there are a lot of bush fires. When the first rains start, the vegetation blooms and becomes green all over again.

And what makes people really surprised is to find out that in the Southern region of Brazil, the southern-most states that border Argentina and Uruguay, there are places where it snows in winter! Yes! Real snow! And temperatures can stay below freezing for many days. People from that region drink mate or “chimarrão” an infused drink prepared with mate leaves, served in a calabash gourd, through a metal straw “bomba” to keep themselves warm.

So, when visiting Brazil, make sure you know what the weather is like in the region you’re visiting during the time of the year you’ll be there! You don’t want to be surprised by a very cold draft and icy mornings in your flip-flops and bikinis!

That’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed the lesson. 

Até a próxima!

If you want more lessons on Portuguese time then I recommend these ones!

Tereza Pereira

Tereza Pereira
Rocket Portuguese

Over 1,200,000 people love Rocket Languages

Here's what Rocket Languages members have to say:

Andrei Freeman - Pennsylvania, USA

Andrei
Freeman

Pennsylvania, USA

Rudi Kopp - USA

Rudi
Kopp

USA

Carmen Franceschino - Pennsylvania, USA

Carmen
Franceschino

Pennsylvania, USA

Kelly Scali - Chicago, USA

Kelly
Scali

Chicago, USA

Mark Waddel - Auckland, NZ

Mark
Waddell

Auckland, NZ

William McGill - Florida, USA

William
McGill

Florida, USA

Probably the best language tool I've come across. Actually love it more than Rosetta Stone and Duolingo

Try our award-winning online Portuguese course for FREE 受賞歴ありの英語学習ソフトウェアを無料でお試しください Pruebe nuestro galardonado software del idioma inglés GRATIS

(And see how easy it actually is to learn Portuguese... even if you've tried and failed before) (そして英語学習がどれだけ簡単か、肌で感じてみてください…今までに失敗したことのある人でもそれが分かるでしょう) (Y vea qué tan fácil es en realidad aprender inglés… aún si lo ha intentado y fallado antes)