A Crise dos Combustíveis

The Fuel Crisis


The gas stations in town are suddenly crowded with people rushing to fill up their tanks. What’s going on?


  • On Portuguese TV, I hear the word “motoristas” used in reference to a truck driver’s strike. Is “condutores” and “motoristas” interchangeable? When they are reporting an accident, I hear the word “condutores”.

    • They’re similar, but not entirely interchangeable. Both “condutores” and “motoristas” translate to “driver”. The difference is that “condutores” is a broad term that can include anyone who drives, while “motoristas” refers more specifically to people who do it as a profession – this includes truck drivers, taxi/Uber drivers, bus drivers, etc.

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