Although they are most famous for their cities, both Portugal and Brazil have some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. If you like traveling beyond the city and exploring a country by walking, trekking, biking, or simply driving through the country, you’ll probably find it helpful to know some Portuguese words for geography. As always, the best way to learn this, and to generally build up your Portuguese vocabulary, is to learn with a tutor. Our tutors are waiting to hear from you!
In this post, we’ll look at 40 Portuguese words that will help you explore the countryside.
Penhasco [BR/EU], falésia [EU]
Geleira [BR], glaciar [EU]
Pântano, brejo, sapal [EU]
Note: Both “summit” and “ridge” translate as cume, so you have to pay attention to the context to know which is being described.
Costa, costeira [EU]
Pântano, mangue [BR]
Taking the Next Step
This vocabulary is useful, but to use the Portuguese words in this post you’ll need to learn how to put them into sentences and use them in conversations. Our tutors will coach you, at a level tailored to your individual ability, until you achieve fluency. Book your first lesson now!