Portuguese Travel Words

Knowing these Portuguese travel words will make your stay in a Brazilian hotel much more comfortable!

After this free audio lesson you'll be able to ask for what you need in Portuguese, find your way around the hotel, and share any concerns you have with the hotel staff. Let's start with some basics...

Pronouncing Portuguese travel words

At the Hotel in Portuguese

Directions will be given with reference to floors...

You may wish to know where the following are…

You may also want to know...

If your room isn’t equipped with all the facilities you’d like, here are some useful phrases…

Though “rosto” actually means face. We call hand towels “face towels”.

There are two words for “soap” in Portuguese and which one you use depends on what kind of soap you are looking for: Hand soap, or the one you use to take a shower/clean yourself is called sabonete Detergents, laundry or dish wash powders are called sabão and you complete it with the purpose of the soap:

As a rule, you may use sabão for any cleaning soap, and sabonete for personal hygiene soaps.

Though I doubt you’d need an extra blanket in most parts of Brazil! You may want to have a clean one though. So you’d have to say:

Here are some final words and phrases that might come in handy…

I hope you enjoyed today's lesson. Até mais!

If you want more on Portuguese words then checkout the polite Portuguese words lesson!

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