Brazilian Vocabulary

The Brazilian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: um  Audio Two: dois  Audio Three: três  Audio
Four: quatro  Audio Five: cinco  Audio Six: seis  Audio
Seven: sete  Audio Eight: oito  Audio Nine: nove  Audio
Ten: dez  Audio First: primeiro  Audio Second: segundo  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: segunda-feira  Audio Tuesday: terça-feira  Audio Wednesday: quarta-feira  Audio
Thursday: quinta-feira  Audio Friday: sexta-feira  Audio Saturday: sábado  Audio
Sunday: domingo  Audio Now: agora  Audio Yesterday: ontem  Audio
Today: hoje  Audio Tonight: hoje à noite  Audio Tomorrow: amanhã  Audio


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: frutas  Audio Apples: maçãs  Audio
Bananas: bananas  Audio Tomatoes: tomates  Audio
Potatoes: batatas  Audio Onions: cebolas  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: vermelho  Audio Green: verde  Audio Blue: azul  Audio
White: branco  Audio Black: preto  Audio Grey: cinza  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: café da manhã  Audio Lunch: almoço  Audio
Dinner: jantar  Audio Milk: leite  Audio
Coffee: café  Audio Bread: pão  Audio


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: ensolarado  Audio Windy: ventando  Audio Rainy: chuvoso  Audio
Snowy: nevando  Audio Cold: frio  Audio Hot: quente  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: menino  Audio Girl: menina  Audio
Son: filho  Audio Daughter: filha  Audio
Brother: irmão  Audio Sister: irmã  Audio
Man: homem  Audio Woman: mulher  Audio
Father: pai  Audio Mother: mãe  Audio
Grandfather: avô  Audio Grandmother: avó  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: casa  Audio Toilet: toalete  Audio Room: quarto  Audio
Bedroom: quarto  Audio Kitchen: cozinha  Audio Table: mesa  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: gato  Audio Dog: cão  Audio Mouse: rato  Audio
Bird: pássaro  Audio Cow: vaca  Audio Horse: cavalo  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: meias  Audio Shoes: sapatos  Audio Trousers: calças  Audio
Shirt: camisa  Audio Sweater: suéter  Audio Coat: casaco  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: inglês  Audio French: francês  Audio German: alemão  Audio
Spanish: espanhol  Audio Italian: italiano  Audio Portuguese: português  Audio
Greek: grego  Audio Russian: russo  Audio Arabic: árabe  Audio
Hindi: hindu  Audio Chinese: chinês  Audio Japanese: japonês  Audio


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: táxi  Audio Bus: ônibus  Audio
Hotel: hotel  Audio Reservation: reserva  Audio
Airport: aeroporto  Audio Passport: passaporte  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: estudante  Audio Teacher: professor  Audio Pen: caneta  Audio
Books: livros  Audio Page: página  Audio Dictionary: dicionário  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: mão  Audio Feet: pés  Audio Hair: cabelo  Audio
Eye: olho  Audio Mouth: boca  Audio Nose: nariz  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulância  Audio Doctor: médico  Audio
Hospital: hospital  Audio Pharmacy: farmácia  Audio
Police: polícia  Audio Stomach Ache: dor de estômago  Audio

As you can see, this Brazilian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.