Portuguese: 75 Core Words

portuguese poems, simple sentences in portuguese

Use these core words to create your first simple sentences in Portuguese. Read the word, the translation and see the example sentences to see how the words are used. Have fun!

Hint: We’re going to use Brazilian Portuguese for this one ;) Portuguese uses feminine and masculine, requiring different articles (“the” = o/a/os/as) and word endings for adjectives. Don’t forget that verbs are conjugated differently for I/you/we/they/he/she/you plural, but we’ll just cover the verb endings for “I” (eu) here, in present form and give you the infinitive in ( ).

Social Words

yes - sim

no/not - não

thank you - obrigado/a

please - por favor

hello - oi/bom dia

good-bye - tchau/adeus


I/me - eu

my - meu(s)/minha(s)

you - você(s)