Learn Portuguese for trips to Brazil! Tips for Rio!
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Learn Portuguese for trips to Brazil! Tips for Rio!

A language guide to help you with your trip to Rio de Janeiro!
4.6 (7 ratings)
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Created by Monica Velozo
Last updated 9/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Communicate in Portuguese to have a better time in Brazil.
  • Have a better understanding of a Brazilian mindset
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  • English, as this is the language used for the explanations.
  • Have interest in learning Brazilian Portuguese

Lean the basic Brazilian Portuguese necessary for a safe trip to Brazil. With this course, you will learn enough Portuguese to feel at ease to talk to Brazilian people and ask for directions.

Learn Portuguese to handle situations you are bound to face when you come visit Brazil.

-Learn basic greetings and small talk
-Learn basic characteristics of Brazilian Portuguese
-Exchange currency and get your luggage back
-How to catch a taxi
-Hotel check in and check out
-Ordering at restaurants
-Explain that you are feeling ill
-Where to buy good souvenirs
-How to stay safe

Change your experience in Brazil.

If you are interested in visiting Brazil, learning basic Brazilian Portuguese before your trip will help you connect with Brazilian people and even make friends. It will also help you get rid of the uneasiness of going to a foreign country.

Portuguese is one of the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. Out of the 215 million Portuguese speakers worldwide, nearly 150 million of them speak Brazilian Portuguese, the most common language variant. Join me as we study Brazilian Portuguese together. You will learn not only words and grammar, but will hear from a true Brazilian Carioca soul.

Content and Overview

This course is suitable for beginners with zero or close to zero knowledge of the Portuguese language. It will lead you to a better comprehension of how the Portuguese language works and how Brazilian people fell about different kinds of approaches.

You will learn the necessary vocabulary and phrases for your trip gradually, as if you were already on your journey to Brazil. One-step at a time, starting with the basic characteristics of the language, and moving on to how to deal with possible airport trouble concerning luggage reclaim and currency exchange.

You will also learn how to deal with hotel check-in, order food and ask for discounts at souvenir shops. You will learn how to explain your situation if you suddenly feel ill.

By taking this course, you will learn how to deal with situations you are most likely to face during your trip. You will start building your confidence to speak in Portuguese and to talk with people in order to make friends in Brazil. 

keywords: Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Who is the target audience?
  • People interested in Brazil.
  • People who want to learn basic Portuguese.
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Before we begin... - Learn specific characteristics of the Brazilian Portuguese!
6 Lectures 25:23

Hello there! Welcome to Learn Portuguese for trips to Brazil! Tips for Rio! In this course you are going to learn all the basic Portuguese necesary for your trip to Brazil, with extra tips for Rio de Janeiro! Join me in our trip to the Brazilian Portuguese language!

On this class you will learn how to introduce yourself! Nice to meet you! Let's go!

Preview 02:31

Let's see if know how to greet!

Basic Greetings
6 questions

Don't we all hate unconfortable silence? That moment when we meet a stranger in an elevador. When see a person in an empty hall. We want to say something! Even when we go to another country that's no exception! On this class you will learn some phrases you can say to break the ice!

Preview 03:12

Let's see if you can break the ice!

Small Talk
3 questions

In Brazilian Portuguese, we have a peculiarity. Adjectives change depending if the subject is male or female. This is easy to remember when we are talking about a boy and a girl. 

But what if we are talking about an object like a table? 

The adjectives will change too! Let’s see that on this lesson.

Gender for objects- Learn how to use it! The book is a boy, the table is a girl!

Check if you memorized it all!

Gender for objects
11 questions

On this lesson we are going to see the days of the week and names of the months. You are also going to learn how to say the time in Portuguese.

Days and time- Learn how to count, say the time and everything in between!

Hello! Here are some of the numbers in Portuguese.


Can you understand time?

Days and Time
4 questions

Here you will learn characteristics of the verbs in Portuguese. You will see that many of the verbs follow a similar rule. 

Verbs- Learn how to change the verb structure to fit the situation correctly!

Do you know the verbs?

2 questions
Airport- Learn important phrases and vocabulary to deal with airport situations!
3 Lectures 14:44

When you arrive at a different country, you need to get money on the country’s currency. In this lesson, you will learn basic phrases and vocabulary you will need in order to exchange your money.

Currency exchange- Important vocabulary to use when exchanging your currency!

Normally, it is very easy to retrieve the luggage at the airport after a flight. However, what if it does not go as expected? In this lesson, you will learn how to deal with this possible situation.

Get your Luggage back- Learn how to describe your luggage in case of trouble!

Getting a taxi is something a tourist always experiences upon going to a foreign country. Learn how to communicate with taxi drivers who do not understand English.

Getting a Taxi- Tell the taxi driver where you want to go! Beware the scammers!
Hotel- On this section you will learn hotel vocabulary for a smooth stay!
1 Lecture 06:16

The hotel can be a dream or a nightmare! Be sure to make yours the first option by learning how to check in and off, as well as complaining or asking for extra stuff

Preview 06:16
Going to Restaurants - Learn all you need to know to order your food in Rio!
2 Lectures 07:41

In this lesson, learn about the most famous Brazilian food. Also, learn how to order at restaurants and bars.

Ordering- Learn how to ask for your food without just pointing to the menu pics.

10% extra

May I get your order?

4 questions
Time to hit the waves!
1 Lecture 05:06

Rio is famous for the beaches. In this lesson, learn what you will be able to find at Rio de Janeiro's beaches.

Beaches in Rio! What you can find here!
At the Hospital - If you suddenly don't feel that well...
1 Lecture 05:58

In this lesson, learn how to explain where it hurts or if you are feeling ill.

Parts of the body - Is there something wrong? Explain where it hurts.

Can you say it in Portuguese?

Parts of the body.
14 questions
Buying stuff- The best places to buy cool stuff! Bargain! Get the best prices!
1 Lecture 04:20

On this section you will learn about great places for buying cool Brazilian stuff! Enough with the overpriced tourist markets! Let's go shopping where Brazilian people go shopping! Useful vocabulary!

Buying stuff- The best places to buy cool stuff! Bargain! Get the best prices!
Safety - What measures to take to stay safe.
1 Lecture 05:24

Learn the best actions to take in order to keep yourself out of trouble.

Cultural Point- Be very carefull with your own stuff, your bag, your money.
About the Instructor
Monica Velozo
4.7 Average rating
12 Reviews
2,293 Students
2 Courses
Translator and Interpreter

Hello. My name is Monica Velozo. I am a translator and interpreter graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I provide translation and interpreting services for Japanese, English and Brazilian Portuguese. I have worked with companies such as Nissan, IHI, Mitsubishi and Asahi Shimbun.

My biggest passion is the study of languages. I strongly believe that when we learn a foreign language we open our hearts and minds to new possibilities we would not even consider before. My favorite thing after learning is teaching the languages I know to people who are interested in discovering new cultures and new points of view. We live in a very big world that is getting smaller every day. The first step in order to be a part of this new international society, which is rising, is learning a foreign language.

Some people might say learning languages so different from English (such as Portuguese or Japanese) is too hard or even say those languages are impossible to master. I, of course, strongly disagree. I believe that everyone has the ability to learn any language if the mind is set on the goal. Perseverance converts into strength! Come join me! Let us jump into the wonderful world of the language study!