Which of the following is not a reason to go to the chemist? estar constipado, ter uma gripe, ter uma erupcao, comprar medicamentos, estar com fome
Tip: Learning phrases, like the ones above is a lot more meaningful and useful than learning words alone. A good phrase book is an excellent learning aid.
Boa tarde! O computador está a funcionar finalmente! (=The computer is working finally) Queria xarope para a tosse. What’s wrong with me? a) Hay fever b) Cough c) sunburn
Tip: Many phrases are ‘the wrong way round’ in Portuguese E.g. dor de cabeca=pain of head-headache, repelente de insectos=repellent of insects-insect repellent, toalhita húmida=little towel damp-wet wipe
Bom dia! Temos um lindo dia aqui em Portugal :) Está sol
Unscramble the letters to make a word: e c r i e a t
Tip: Joining a class is a great way to learn a language . For many, it’s much more interesting and you can practise speaking and you have someone to answer your questions. A lot of courses start in the autumn… start having a look now.
Bom dia! Está a chover aqui!! (=It’s raining here) Re-order the words to make a question: coisa / Tem / para / dor / alguma / cabeca / de ?
Tip: Keep things simple when speaking Portuguese. In a conversation, you can repeat a lot of words the other person you’re talking to uses. E.g. Tudo bem? – Sim, Tudo bem; Gosta de esta cidade? Sim, gosto etc…
Bom dia! Which of these things would you be unlikely to find in a chemist? pensos, comprimidos, xarope, torrada, creme, pomada
Bom dia! Queria preservativos… Do I want to buy preservatives?
Tip: Queria=I would like