Two parents meet and realize their children go to the same school. Hear some basic conversation skills in action: introductions, greetings, simple comments, and questions.
David is looking for somewhere to enjoy a cup of tea. Luckily, he meets Sara, who takes him to the tea room and teaches him some Portuguese vocabulary along the way.
Luís and Maria meet in a café and discuss what they think about the city of Porto.
Filipe calls Anabela to ask her out on a date. Follow along as they make plans to see a movie.
Mr. António runs a newspaper stand in Lisbon. As usual, Mrs. Rita stops by to get her morning paper.
John crosses paths with Dona Ana around lunchtime. They have a respectful conversation about food and cooking.
Let’s learn how to say goodbye in Portuguese! There are many options, depending on who you are talking to, the time of day, or how long it will be until you see them again. Take a look at the infographic below for a quick guide:
Let’s start with the basics! One of the simplest Portuguese greetings is Olá! Hi! and one of the simplest ways to say goodbye is Tchau! Bye! or the slightly more formal Adeus! Goodbye!. However, it’s also very common to say hello or goodbye with a more specific greeting based on what time of day it is. So before we cover greetings and kissing etiquette in Portugal, let’s first learn how we talk about different períodos do dia periods of the day, from sunrise to sunset:
Times of Day
- a madrugada very early in the morning – from midnight to 6am/dawn
- a manhã the morning – from about 6am until noon
- a tarde the afternoon – from noon until about 6pm (or around o pôr-do-sol sunset when it gets dark)
- a noite the night – from about 6pm to midnight
Although technically the transition from a manhã to a tarde is always at 12:00 noon, the