If you’re studying Portuguese, it’s highly probable that at some point you’ll want to talk in Portuguese about your studies. Beyond that, education in general is a useful topic for which to have some vocabulary, so in this post we’ll provide 35 Portuguese words and a few simple phrases for talking about studying. For closer guidance on this subject, book your online lesson with our expert tutors today.
Look at these 35 Portuguese study-related words:
Colega de classe
Sala de aula
Note that the Portuguese word for “faculty” is the same as the one for “college”; faculdade can refer both to college as a whole and to a specific faculty of a higher education institution.
Dever de casa
Not to be confused with the Portuguese word livraria, which is something of a false cognate and usually refers to a bookstore.
Apontador de lápis
Questionário, prova, teste
Bolsa de estudos
Now that we’ve seen the Portuguese words, we’ll take a quick look at how to use some of them in five simple phrases.
I’m learning Portuguese with a private tutor.
Estou aprendendo português com um professor particular.
I studied history at university.
Estudei história na universidade.
My favourite subject at school was math.
Minha matéria favorita na escola era matemática.
Note that the word escolar is dropped here, as it is redundant.
I have an important test next week.
Tenho uma prova importante na próxima semana.
I’m studying very hard for the exam.
Estou estudando muito para o exame.
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