Common Household Items

The average home is full of all kinds of objects, pieces of furniture, and appliances. In this unit, we’ll explore the most common objects you’ll find in each room of your house.

The Living Room – Sala de Estar

The room where you’ll likely spend lots of time relaxing with your family and friends is known as a sala de estar paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the living room. You may invite them to sit on o sofá paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the sofa and enjoy a nice conversation, or perhaps share a meal at the mesa de jantar paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio dining table.
You might watch a televisão paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the television, or perhaps grab a book from a estante paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the bookcase to do some reading.
Ele senta-se no sofá da sala (de estar) a ler um romance. paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio He sits on the living room sofa reading a novel.
Note that it’s common to omit “de estar” and refer to the living room as simply a sala, since it’s usually implied.

The Kitchen – A Cozinha

While preparing your meal in a cozinha paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the kitchen, you’ll grab some food from o frigorífico paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the refrigerator to cook on o fogão paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the stove or in o micro-ondas paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the microwave.
In the kitchen you might also find a máquina de lavar loiça paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the dishwasher and a máquina de lavar roupa paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the washing machine.
Aquece o teu pequeno-almoço no micro-ondas. paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio Heat your breakfast in the microwave.

The Bathroom – A Casa de Banho

Now let’s move on to a casa de banho paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the bathroom. To stay on top of your hygiene, you’ll either want to tomar um duche paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio take a shower or tomar banho paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio take a bath in a banheira paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the bathtub.
When you’re done, you might style your hair in front of o espelho paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the mirror over o lavatório paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the sink.
And of course, there’s also a sanita paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the toilet – but we won’t go into any more details!
As toalhas estão ao lado da banheira. paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio The towels are next to the bathtub.

The Bedroom – O Quarto

Siblings that share um quarto paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio a room might have um beliche paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio a bunk bed, while a couple will likely sleep on a cama de casal paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the double bed.
If you’re single, you might sleep on a cama de solteiro paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the single bed.
You can store your clothes in o roupeiro paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio the closet. In the corner you might also have uma secretária paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio a desk with um computador paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio a computer.
As minhas roupas estão dobradas no roupeiro. paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio My clothes are folded in the closet.
To add some life to any of your rooms, you might have quadros paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio paintings, fotografias paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio photographs or plantas paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio plants.
Of course, you’ll also need cleaning supplies to keep everything looking neat, such as uma vassoura paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio a broom or um aspirador paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio a vacuum cleaner.
Limpa o pó da mesa! paused audio playing audio Play slow audio Play normal audio Clean the dust off the table!

Comments

  • Another useful addition to the vocab. Some new to me after some years with a free lesson system. You get what you pay for or put another way “you don’t get whet you don’t pay for”!!

  • Hi, David. You’re right, good catch! He does say ‘sentou-se’ instead of ‘senta-se’. We’ll get it fixed, sorry about that and thank you.

    • Provavelmente faltam muitas coisas nesta casa, mas acho que já tem mobília o suficiente para viver com algum conforto 🙂 Ao menos, o sofá está lá!

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