My Portugal posts are some of the most consistently visited pages on this website, and as such I thought it’d be helpful for me to share some quick Portuguese language tips with you to help you get around my beautiful country, and who knows, even get you to order some exciting food! If you’d like to learn more about the Portuguese language, I recommend this book.
Basic Portuguese Greetings
Good Morning: Bom dia
Good Afternoon: Boa Tarde
Good evening/night: Boa Noite
Sorry / excuse me: Desculpe
Thank you: Obrigado/a (o if you’re a man, a if you’re a woman)
Do you know where x is: Sabe onde fica x ?
How do you say: Como se diz?
How much does it cost? Quanto custa?
See you later: Até logo
Do you have a bathroom? Tem casa de banho?
Gluten-free: Sem glúten
Celiac | see celiac & gluten free card here – Celiaca
Nut allergy – Alergia a frutos secos / amendoins:
Pescatarian: Sem carne / Só peixe
Ordering Coffee and Breakfast in Portuguese
Could I please have a x: Dava-me um(a) x
Espresso: Um café / bica (Lisbon) / Simbalino (Porto)
Ristretto (very short and strong espresso): Uma Italiana
Espresso with a drop of milk: Um café pingado
Espresso with a dash of milk: Um garoto
Coffee with milk (in medium cup): Meia de Leite
Coffee with milk (long cup): Galao
– PASTRIES AND SANDWICHES –
Misto/a: Ham and cheese
Croissant – Croissant
Pao de Deus: Brioche / sweet bread with sugar and coconut on top (delicious with butter and ham)
Pao com fiambre: Ham sandwich (no salad, just bread, butter and ham)
Ovos mexidos: Scrambled eggs
Ovos estrelados: Fried eggs
Ovos escalfados: Poached eggs
I will continue to build on this page as I go along, but if there anything you’d like to know that I’ve missed just let me know on one of my social channels @onetinyleap everywhere, email me, or let me know in the comments section below!