Time in Portuguese

Want to tell the time in Portuguese? After this lesson you'll know how to talk about different times of day and you'll get some Portuguese pronunciation practice as well.

Knowing these essential Portuguese phrases will ensure you never miss an important meeting or social event!

Resources for further reading:

Telling the Time in Portuguese

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A que horas nos encontramos?

What time shall we meet?

Quando nos encontramos?

When shall we meet?

Quando é melhor para você?

When is best for you?

Qual é o melhor momento para você?

When is best for you? (formal)

Que dia?

On which day?

Esta semana?

This week?

(Na) semana que vem?

Next week?

No fim de semana?

On the weekend?

Durante a semana?

During the week?

No início da semana?

At the start of the week?

No final da semana?

At the end of the week?

Once you’ve agreed on a day you need to agree on a time…

De manhã ou pela manhã

In the morning

Antes do almoço

Before lunch

Na hora do almoço

At lunchtime

À tarde / De tarde

In the afternoon

No fim da tarde / De tardezinha

In the evening

À noite

At night

Here are some more words and phrases for you…



Mais cedo




Mais tarde

Later / Later on

Breve / Logo




Neste momento / Já

Straight away







Depois de amanhã

The day after tomorrow

De vez em quando

On occasion

às vezes


às dez horas

At ten o'clock

Daqui há três dias/ Em três dias

In three days

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

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Até a próxima!

Tereza Pereira: Rocket Portuguese

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