Before you embark on your big Brazilian adventure, it might be wise to acquaint yourself with a few words in Brazilian Portuguese! Here are some phrases that you can print out and keep in your wallet when you having communication difficulties:
Of course this is only a small sample to help you handle the most common encounters. If you would like a more in depth vocabulary, there are many great phrase books on sale for tourists at most book shops. Also, if you would prefer to take classes, BridgeBrazil has a number of great courses to offer, they are flexible and can accommodate any schedule you desire. They are located in Rio de Janeiro and can be contacted at +1 303 495 3179. Learning online is also an option, so you can practice before you arrive in Brazil and it’s also free! For more information head to busuu.com. The really keen student might even be interested in taking a language course at one of Brazil’s many universities, such as the University of São Paulo. What ever you do, have fun learning and experiencing Brazilian Portuguese!