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Atlantic Islands Specialist

Portuguese phrases for your trip

Funchal, Madeira

Are you looking to learn a little Portuguese before you embark on your vacation to the Portuguese Islands of the Azores, Madeira or mainland Lisbon, Porto, the Alentejo or the Algarve?   While most people associated with tourism throughout Portugal will speak fairly good English, Portuguese is the official language.  Here are a few simple words and phrases that will help you to make the most of your Portugal trip!

Greetings - Mastering the basic hellos and goodbyes is a great way to start learning the language.

Hello – Olá

Goodbye – Adeus

Good morning – Bom dia

Good afternoon – Boa tarde

Good night - Boa noite


Common Phrases to expand your vocabulary

Yes  – Sim

No – Não

Please – Por Favor

Thank You – Obrigado/Obrigada.  The word for “thank you” in Portuguese is gender specific and changes depending on who is saying it. So, if you identify as male, you say obrigado, and if female, you say obrigada.

You're welcome – De nada

I'm sorry – Desculpe


And Finally,  a few key phrases to know in case you need help on your Azores Adventure

Do you speak English? – Fala ingles?

Where is? – Onde é?

Where is the bathroom? – Onde fica a casa de banho?

How much is it? – Quanto custa?


However you say it, the Portuguese Azores and Madeira are truly a unique and beautiful destination. Mainland Portugal offers history, culture and a surprise around every corner.  The Azores are perfect for families, nature lovers, and adventure. Madeira has fantastic food and offers activities for everyone.  And it’s all a quick nonstop flight away from the northeast to the Azores or Lisbon and only a 1-stop away from Madeira.  Quest Travel Adventures are your Atlantic Island Specialists with over 10 years of experience in customized travel to these destinations. Some of our most popular trips include our 5 Day Taste of the Azores, 6 Day Azores Adventure Seeker7-Day Lisbon Discovery, and 8 Day Best of Madeira.  

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