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Paying Compliments in Portuguese


By paying compliments, we make the people around us feel good, and by raising their spirits we in turn make ourselves feel better and improve our immediate surroundings. A home or workplace without compliments is a depressing, negative environment that can be profoundly damaging to the people who live in it. If you’re traveling to a Portuguese-speaking country, knowing some compliments in Portuguese will make people like you more, which will make your time there happier and more successful. The best way to achieve this is to learn with an expert tutor.


Vocabulary

Below are twenty pieces of essential vocabulary to pay compliments in Portuguese.


Good

Bom (m) / Boa (f)


Very good

Muito bom/boa


Great

Ótimo(a)


Impressive

Impressionante


Fantastic

Fantástico(a)


Brilliant

Brilhante


Beautiful

Bonito(a) or lindo(a)


Excellent

Excelente


Delicious

Gostoso(a) or delicioso(a)


Cool

Legal


Stylish

Estiloso(a)


Intelligent

Inteligente


Insightful

Perspicaz


Talented

Talentoso(a)


Kind

Gentil


Generous

Generoso(a)


Well done (adjective)

Bem feito


Well done (interjection)

Bom trabalho/parabéns


Amazing

Maravilhoso(a)


Gorgeous

Deslumbrante


Situations and Phrases

Now that we’ve seen some vocabulary, we’ll look at various practical ways of paying compliments in Portuguese, in several different real-life situations, using some of the vocabulary from above and introducing some new words as well.


Food

This food is delicious.

Essa comida é deliciosa.


You’re a great cook.

Você é um(a) ótimo(a) cozinheiro(a).


The flavors in this dish combine perfectly.

Os sabores neste prato combinam perfeitamente.


Appearance

You look beautiful.

Você está lindo(a).


Your hair looks amazing.

Seu cabelo está maravilhoso.


I love your clothes.

Eu amo suas roupas.


Work

Great job!

Ótimo trabalho!


You worked hard today, congratulations.

Você trabalhou duro hoje, parabéns.


You exceeded my expectations.

Você superou minhas expectativas.


Sport

Good game.

Bom jogo.


Well played.

Bem jogado.


You’re a very talented athlete.

Você é um(a) atleta muito talentoso(a).


Other

You have good taste.

Você tem bom gosto.


You’re a very kind person.

Você é uma pessoa muito gentil.


You’re a great friend.

Você é um(a) grande amigo(a).


Broaden Your Portuguese Vocabulary

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