Handy Portuguese phrases

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Rio 2016 is set to be an exciting Games full of South American colour and flair. To help Australia get ready for the Games we have prepared a list of handy Portuguese phrases you may hear either in the stands, on the television or see on social media!

Saying hello
• Bom dia - Good morning
• Boa tarde – Good afternoon
• Boa noite – Good night
• Como vai? - How are you? (formal)
• Bem, obrigado (men) or obrigada (women) - Fine thank you
• Tudo Bem? - How are you? (informal)
• Oi, tudo bem? - Hi, how are you? (informal)
• Tudo bem, e você? - Yes, everythings good, and you?
• É um prazer conhecê-lo - It's a pleasure to meet you

Saying goodbye
• Tchau! - Bye (informal)
• Até logo! - Goodbye (formal)
• Até amanhã! - See you tomorrow

Other useful phrases
• Obrigado (male), Obrigada (female) – Thank you
• De nada (informal), Não há de quê (formal) – You’re welcome
• Onde está ... - Where is ...
• Que horas são? - What time is it?
• Compreende? or Entende? - Do you understand?
• Não entendo - I don't understand
• Fala inglês? - Do you speak English?
• Este senhor pagará tudo/ Esta senhora pagará tudo - This gentleman will pay for everything/This lady will pay for everything

Local experssions
• Lindo maravilhoso! - (or linda, maravilhosa) literally means beautiful, marvelous, and is used to mean amazing, fantastic, really awesome, etc.
• Fique tranquilo - It means literally, stay calm or be calm, and it is a common way for Brazilians to help one another to deal with stressful situations. It conveys optimism and caring
• Fala sério! - This means, you've got to be kidding! The direct translation is talk seriously!
• Estar com a macaca - the literal translation is "being with the monkey"!! It means to be bad tempered
• . . . pra caramba! - This is used at the end of a sentence to magnify or exaggerate whatever is said. For example, if you say "I was late" (Eu estava atrasado), you can also say, "I was really, really late" (Eu estava atrasado pra caramba!)

General sport terms:

• Olympic - Olímpicos
• Paralympic - Paralímpicos
• Athletes - Atletas
• Sports - Esportes
• Ball - Bola
• Game - Jogo
• Fast - Rápido
• Slow - Devagar
• Let’s go! Come on! - Bora!
• Class, quality, skill - Categoria

Sport by Sport: 
• Archery - Tiro com Arco
• Artistic Gymnastics - Ginástica Artística
• Athletics - Atletismo
• Badminton - Badminton
• Basketball - Basquetebol
• Beach Volleyball - Vôlei de Praia
• BMX Cycling - Ciclismo BMX
• Boxing - Boxe
• Canoe Slalom - Canoagem Slalom
• Canoe Sprint - Canoagem Velocidade
• Diving - Saltos Ornamentais
• Equestrian Dressage - Hipismo Adestramento
• Equestrian Eventing - Hipismo CCE
• Equestrian Jumping - Hipismo Saltos
• Fencing - Esgrima
• Football - Futebol
• Freestyle Wrestling - Luta Estilo Livre
• Golf - Golfe
• Greco-Roman Wrestling - Luta Greco-Romana
• Handball - Handebol
• Hockey - Hóquei sobre Grama
• Judo - Judô
• Marathon Swimming - Maratonas Aquáticas
• Modern Pentathlon - Pentatlo Moderno
• Mountain Bike - Ciclismo Mountain Bike
• Rhythmic Gymnastics - Ginástica Rítmica
• Road Cycling - Ciclismo de Estrada
• Rowing - Remo
• Rugby - Rugby
• Sailing - Vela
• Shooting - Tiro Esportivo
• Swimming - Natação
• Synchronised Swimming - Nado Sincronizado
• Table Tennis - Tênis de Mesa
• Taekwondo - Taekwondo
• Tennis - Tênis
• Track Cycling - Ciclismo de Pista
• Trampoline Gymnastics - Ginástica de Trampolim
• Triathlon - Triatlo
• Volleyball - Voleibol
• Weightlifting - Levantamento de Peso

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