How to Reply in Common Situations – European Portuguese


On this lesson I will teach you what expressions the Portuguese use in common situations. I will also put each one in a sentence to help further with memorisation and pronunciation.


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  1. Legal !! Saudações do Brasil 🇧🇷estou aprendendo inglês,muitas frases interessantes para aprender

  2. Wonderful I had been confused about when to use the feline of a word, when speaking to a woman or always because I am a woman. I thought I would post my question in The Journey forum but never got around to it.

    I do have a question about the o at the end of obrigado and posso, it does not sound as of you are pronouncing the o but I don’t remember from your lesson about O sounds learning about a dropped sound. Can you tell me if this is a dialect or colloquial thing to drop the o sound at the end of some words?

    1. Olá 🙂 Im glad this video has helped you with a question you had.
      In regards to the “o” at the end of words It’s a very subtle and short one, but we may drop it when speaking at a normal speed and when it’s followed by a word that starts with a vowel. There are Portuguese people who always drop the end “o”, but that’s more of a regional thing.

  3. Thanks for another great video! Would you guys ever do a video on Angolan Portuguese? There’s loads of content on the differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese out there but very little on African dialects.

  4. muito obrigado pelo episódio. Podiam explicar me o melhor forma para responder neste situação – num corredor no supermercardo, alguem disse “Com licença” para passar – como devo responder? Força ou desculpe? Nós ingleses gostamos de pedir desculpa toda a hora 😉 Really useful having a lesson on figures of speech – these are fiendishly difficult to acquire or even come across without being taught by native speakers.

    1. Olá Rachel 🙂 numa situação semelhante à descrita no seu comentário, os portugueses dirão: “faça favor” (or: ‘fachavor’) ou simplesmente, “desculpe” 👌🏽

  5. Please make a video on ”pretérito perfeito simples do indicativo”(p.p.s.) and ”pretérito perfeito do indicativo” with some verbs and examples
    In detailed information
    Thanks 😊🙏

  6. So glad I’ve found your channel! I find your videos very clear but also fun. Looking forward to following your Journey 🙂

  7. Hey guy’s you’re awesome many thanks !! If you’re in Portugal next time come and visit our Quinta ( Quinta do Farfalho) in the North
    I want to do something in return. cheers

  8. Gostei muito do seus vídeos! mas só tenho uma pergunta: seus vídeos são feitos apenas para falantes de inglês?

    1. Não, mas se falarem inglês ajuda bastante – pois explicamos muita coisa em inglês, já que é uma língua franca 👍🏽

    2. ​@Portuguese With Carla Obrigado por sua resposta! mas acho que provavelmente há mais pessoas no mundo que querem aprender português que não sabem bem o inglês. Eu pessoalmente prefiro que você explique tudo em português, para que pessoas que falam outras línguas não tenham que aprender inglês antes de aprender português, ou passar mais tempo descobrindo o que o inglês significa antes de entendê-lo em português. Mas esta é apenas minha opinião pessoal, e você tem a liberdade de escolher a qual público se direcionar para seu canal. Eu só queria que houvesse mais recursos de aprendizagem de português europeu para não falantes de inglês, ou pelo menos, não direcionados especificamente a eles.

    3. @Z Zero obrigada pela sua sugestão 🙂 no nosso website The Journey cada lição tem uma explicação só em português. Talvez queira experimentar 👍🏽

  9. Amazing!!!Very helpful indeed. I want to learn a more formal Portuguese language, please!! Thank you so much both of you guys.

    1. Sim, a palavra “gozar” tem significados diferentes em Portugal e no Brasil. Em português de Portugal pode significar 2 coisas diferentes. 1. To make fun of or to tease someone/ to joke
      2. To enjoy (a holiday, for example)

  10. It’s challenging to learn a new language for the sake of “knowing” it, but it actually takes on a level of enjoyment when you can learn a language for the sake of “understanding” it. Your approach makes it easier to understand the “why” behind Portuguese. Knowing + understanding is the best kind of learning for me. My wife and I love to travel internationally and are planning our first trip to Portugal in April. This should help :-). Thank you!!

    1. You’re very welcome 🤗 and we’re sure you’re going to have a great time in Portugal!

  11. Great video! As somebody whose native language is Spanish I’m amazed at how similar most of these expressions are.

  12. This one and this kind of thing will be very helpful for the “Portuguese for tourists” stage that I am at, and I hope to see more of this kind for my upcoming trip.

  13. Sou Português e apesar de não estar à procura de vídeos que ensinem a minha própria língua materna, devo dizer que os vídeos deste canal são excelentes! Muitos parabéns pela qualidade e por explicar tão bem o Português Europeu.

  14. If someone says força, how do you know if it is being said begrudgingly or willingly? In Brazil they say claro which implies permission.

    1. Tone of voice, facial expressions and body language play a huge part in the way we communicate with others, you just have to watch for those as well as the actual words being used 👍🏽 Saying that, more often than not “força” is used willingly and not begrudgingly.

  15. hi carla obrigada for the lessons if it is european portuguese, please would like to learn to speak so how to go about and your charges please

  16. Hi Carla, muito obrigado for these videos, I just started learning Portuguese for my travels. Would you use adeus/tchau when leaving a shop, bar or cafe for example, or would com licença be more fitting?

    1. Olá, AbXorb👋🏽 in those situations and when leaving it’s best to just say: obrigada/o, bom dia.
      Of course it will depend on the time of day, but any of these will be fine – Bom dia/boa tarde/boa noite/ bom fim de semana 👍🏽

    2. @Portuguese With Carla Super, that makes sense. Thank you so much for your quick reply, and keep up the great videos! 👍

  17. This is so useful for me as I move to B level Portuguese! Muito obrigada 🙂

    Also – Marlon’s facial expressions and acting give me life…

    1. I’m glad our material has been helpful to you 🤗 hope you continue to make good progress 👍🏽

      I know 😅 sometimes it’s hard for me to concentrate on what I have to say when Marlon is so expressive 😁

  18. I watch this video every morning to get used with the words and pronunciation. This is baby steps but I enjoyed it so far.

    1. Well done, Maria, for doing it regularly- that’s key for a quick progress. Make sure to continue to have fun with learning Portuguese 😊

  19. Great video 🤩 – love the way you explain the expressions in specific situations, that you also state the abbreviated forms and pronounce each phrase 2 x – slowly and fast.
    All together very helpful as well as being entertaining. THANK YOU SO MUCH 🙏🙏 Sending love your way from Vienna/Austria 💗 Evelyn

    1. De nada!
      Desejo tudo de bom
      para a Sra. Carla & o seu marido!
      Com os meus melhores cumprimentos
      Evelyn 💜

  20. I love your videos. I have been learning with on line lessons in The Netherlands since March and I find your discussions and explanations in English very helpful. The verbs video was also excellent. Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you so much – really appreciate your positive feedback and I’m very happy to hear our content is helping you learn Portuguese 🤗

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