Useful Information Tips for Tourist and Visitors
Here are some common words and short sentence translated from English to Portuguese (with phonetic transcript) to ease your commnication with the locals.
Here are some facts and advices we believe will be good to know for those who come and visit Albufeira and the Algarve region for the first time. In this tourist guide, you’ll find a collection of tips, recommendations and contacts on diverse matters such as how to move around, average costs of things, precautions to take, a helpful phone book, links to websites of interest, etc.
Portuguese is the only official language. Someone that has any knowledge of Spanish and French will be able to understand a little of the language.
Many Portuguese people understand and speak English reasonably well, especially the ones used to deal with tourists of course.
Here are some of the most used common expressions:
|Yes / No||Sim / Não||ˈsĩ / ˈnɐ̃w|
|Good morning||Bom dia||bõ ˈdi.ɐ|
|Good afternoon||Boa tarde||ˈbo.ɐ ˈtaɾ.dɨ|
|Good evening||Boa noite||ˈbo.ɐ ˈnoj.tɨ|
|See you later||Até logo||ɐ.ˈtɛ ˈɫo.gu|
|Please / Here you are
(or Drawing someone’s attention)
|Por favor / Se faz favor||puɾ fɐ.ˈvoɾ / sɨ ˈfaʃ fɐ.ˈvoɾ|
|Excuse me||Com licença||kõ ɫi.ˈsẽ.sɐ|
|Thank you (man speaking)
Thank you (woman speaking)
|Don’t mention it||De nada||dɨ ˈna.dɐ|
|How do you do? / Pleased to meet you||Como está? / Muito prazer||ˈko.mu ʃ.ˈta ? / ˈmũj.tu pɾɐ.ˈzeɾ|
|My name is…||O meu nome é…||u ˈmew ˈno.mɨ ˈɛ...|
|What is your name?||Como se chama?||ˈko.mu sɨ ˈʃɐ.mɐ ?|
|I don’t understand /
I don’t speak Portuguese
|Não entendo /
Não falo português
ˈnɐ̃w ˈfa.ɫu puɾ.tu.ˈgeʃ
|Do you speak English?||Fala Inglês?||ˈfa.ɫɐ ĩ.ˈgɫeʃ ?|
|I would like…||Eu queria…||ˈew kɨ.ˈɾi.ɐ...|
|How much does it cost?||Quanto custa?||ˈkwɐ̃.tu ˈkuʃ.tɐ ?|
|Expensive / Cheap||Caro / Barato||ˈɛ ˈka.ɾu / ˈɛ bɐ.ˈɾa.tu|
|What time is it?||Que horas são?||kɨ ˈo.ɾɐʃ ˈsɐ̃w ?|
|Where is…?||Onde fica…?||ˈõ.dɨ ˈfi.kɐ...?|
|How do I get to… ?||Como chegar…?||ˈko.mu ʃɨ.ˈgaɾ...?|
|How long does it take...?||Quanto tempo leva...?||ˈkwɐ̃.tu ˈtẽ.pu ˈɫe.vɐ...?|
|It is great/delicious!||Está ótimo!||ʃ.ˈta ˈɔ.ti.mu !|
|I really enjoyed…||Gostei muito…||guʃ.ˈtɐj ˈmũj.tu...|
|Where is the bathroom?||Onde está; a casa-de-banho?||ˈõ.dɨ ʃ.ˈta; ɐ ˈka.zɐ-dɨ-ˈbɐ.ɲu ?|
|The bill, please!||A conta se faz favor!||ɐ ˈkõ.tɐ sɨ ˈfaʃ fɐ.ˈvoɾ !|
You can also use Google Translate to find online translations to more or less complex sentences
All available information presented here has been gathered from online sources and from personal experiences. If you have any suggestions to make or find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated detail, please contact us and we’ll correct the information as needed.