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Basic words and phrases

Hi. We're coming over to Albufeira on the 29th of May, and it's just dawned on me that apart from knowing how to say "thank you" in Portuguese I can't say anything else! I know it's a resort where English will be spoken widely, but it would be nice to be able to say a couple of words in the Portuguese language. I'm hoping knowledgeable people who have been really helpful with answers to other questions might be able to give me a few tips. I'd like to be able to say "yes please" "no thanks" "that was delicious" "can we have the bill please" "excuse me". Basic words that show I've made a wee bit of an effort whilst being a holidaymaker in their country. Thanks for any suggestions as well for good websites I could try.

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1. Re: Basic words and phrases

In Albufeira? I don't think you get a chance to try the language. But if you're interested to learn a few words you could use https://translate.google.com

Once translated you will see a little microphone in the corner of the translation and by clicking it you will hear a native voice.

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2. Re: Basic words and phrases

"yes, please" sim, por favor

"no thanks" não, obrigado(a) depending if male or female

"that was delicious" estava delicioso

"can we have the bill please" a conta, por favor

"excuse me" desculpe (if you're asking apologies) or por favor (if you're calling for someone attention)

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3. Re: Basic words and phrases

grande cerveja e outra em 10 minutos, por favor.

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4. Re: Basic words and phrases

If you e-mail me pyrman@hotmail.co.uk I`ll post a free copy of `Albufeira Guide`, which has a page of language and other stuff. Visit www.albufeiraguide.yolasite.com/ for info meanwhile.

Scotland
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5. Re: Basic words and phrases

Hmmm large beer and keep them coming every ten minutes please? How about large gin and slimline, slice of lime and easy on the ice

Scotland
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6. Re: Basic words and phrases

Thank you Pyrman, am sending you an email and thank you for all the replies.

Edited: 12:13 pm, May 10, 2014
Albufeira, Portugal
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7. Re: Basic words and phrases

Mais uma, faz favor!

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8. Re: Basic words and phrases

Thanks 64novpt am trying to memorise the words and also google to hear the native translation, thanks HTHW. As you can tell I'm getting quite excited about coming back to albufeira. Came over for a cheap week 18 years ago just me and Hubby and now returning with daughter and grandson. Older and wiser as they say!

Edited: 12:49 pm, May 10, 2014
Albufeira, Portugal
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Well as you haven´t been for 18 years, stand by for a shock. Or three.

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10. Re: Basic words and phrases

Cubsur is that "more please"? And oh dear hope it's not too much of a shock.

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