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Portuguese Vocabulary for Shopping: 50 Essential Words and Phrases


If you have to spend any time in a Portuguese-speaking country, one thing you’ll definitely need is Portuguese vocabulary for shopping—you can’t spend much time anywhere without having to go to the shops! This is something that you can practice with our tutors before you leave. To get you started, here are 50 pieces of basic Portuguese vocabulary for shopping situations.


Shop

Loja


Sale/promotion

Promoção


Offer

Oferta


Reduced

Reduzido


Bargain

Pechincha


Mall/shopping centre

Shopping (BR)/centro comercial (EU)


Market

Mercado


Supermarket

Supermercado


Pharmacy

Farmácia


Drugstore

Drogaria


Bookstore

Livraria

This could be considered a false cognate; whilst the English word “library” does translate as livraria as well, in Portuguese the word livraria refers to both bookstores and libraries.


Bakery

Padaria


Music shop

Loja de música


Clothes shop

Loja de roupas


Pastry/cake/dessert shop

Confeitaria


Fishmonger

Peixaria


Shoe shop

Sapataria


Jeweller

Joalheria


Toy shop

Loja de brinquedos


Florist

Florista


Sports shop

Loja de esportes


Perfume shop

Loja de perfume


Butcher

Açogue


Optician

Ótica


Grocer

Mercearia


Entrance

Entrada


Exit

Saida


Push

Empurre


Pull

Puxe

One of the most confusing false cognates for an English speaker—this sounds almost exactly like “push” but means the opposite!


Expensive

Caro(a)


Cheap

Barato(a)


Open

Aberto(a)


Closed

Fechado(a)


Opening hours

Horário de funcionamento


Menswear department

Departamento masculino


Womenswear department

Departamento feminino


Use by date

Prazo de validade


Do you have…

Você tem...


How much does it cost?

Quanto custa?


I'd like to try it.

Eu gostaria de provar.


Where's the changing room?

Onde fica o provador?


I'll take it.

Eu vou levar.


I'd like to pay with by credit/debit card.

Eu gostaria de pagar com cartão de crédito/débito.


Can I pay with cash please?

Posso pagar com dinheiro, por favor?


Where's the nearest ATM?

Onde fica o caixa eletrônico mais próximo?


Please enter your PIN.

Por favor, digite seu PIN.


Where’s the check-out?

Onde fica o caixa?


Please sign here.

Assine aqui, por favor.


I'm just looking.

Só estou olhando.


I'll come back later.

Eu voltarei mais tarde.


To make sure you’re not all at sea when shopping in Portuguese-speaking countries, memorize this Portuguese vocabulary, and work on it with a tutor, who will also be able to teach you other useful words and phrases for shopping. Before long, you’ll be shopping with confidence.

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