A great way to kick off learning a new language is by exploring some familiar phrases. Try these translated Portuguese greetings out:
- Olá = Hello
- Bom dia = Good morning
- Boa tarde = Good afternoon
- Boa noite = Good night
- Tudo bem? = How are you?
- Obrigado = Thank you
- Só falo um pouco de português. = I only speak a little Portuguese.
If these Portuguese greetings have left you wanting more, and you’re ready to launch into your language learning journey, Rosetta Stone is here to make it happen.
Portuguese is the second most-spoken Romance language in the world and has about 220 million speakers. The Portguese language is known to be fairly quick to pick up and speak, and also will give you an advantage in learning to speak the other Romance languages like Spanish, French and Italian. If you want to learn Portuguese , you will quickly find out that it’s an easier challenge than you may have expected. The grammar and sentence structures of Portuguese are simplified more so than English. And because both English and Portuguese share deep Latin roots, many words are cognates—meaning they sound similar and have the same meaning. This can be an advantage when learning and speaking Portuguese .
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Olá! Learning the word for “hello” in Portuguese is pretty simple and straight-forward. Learning to say “hello” in Portuguese, and making sure you are pronouncing it correctly, requires more than just a translation.
To be successful in learning Portuguese, you need a trusted language learning program and also will need to be diligent with practice and pronunciation. Rosetta Stone has over 25 years of experience with language learning, and proven success with our teaching method. Our Dynamic Immersion® methodology teaches you the Portuguese language, beyond the words and phrases. This immersive approach prepares you to use your new language in your everyday life which is the most effective way of learning.
The bite-sized, 10 minute lessons fit conveniently into your schedule, allowing you to practice Portuguese wherever you are. And with Rosetta Stone’s award-winning mobile app , you will find that fitting lessons and daily practice into your life is a breeze. Your language subscription includes access to the mobile app, and the progress in your language lesson is always in sync with the desktop.
Using Rosetta Stone’s patented speech-recognition engine, TruAccent® , you will be able to ensure accurate pronunciation of your Portuguese. This technology is embedded into every lesson, right from the start. It compares your voice to that of native speakers, and provides real-time feedback on your accent. Armed with this information, you can make the necessary corrections and adjustments. TruAccent is an invaluable tool to help you learn to speak, and understand Portuguese.
Try Our Award-Winning App
Surround yourself with Portuguese (Brazil) whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.