Portuguese can be a difficult language to learn how to speak fluently so why not try and use these slang words to help you sound more like a local!
This is the Portuguese way for answering the phone. It comes from the word estou, which is the Portuguese 1st person from of the verb estar. It roughly translates as it’s me but the Portuguese spoken in Portugal is famous for its abbreviations and the ‘es’ section of the word is removed so it is easier to say.
2. ‘Tá bem
This is the portuguese way for saying fine. It also comes the verb estar and uses the 3rd person está with a similar abbreviation to the one evident in the word ‘tô’. The word ‘bem’ at the end means good. As a result it literally translates as its good but is more commonly used as fine or as a filler word that portuguese people use about 20 times per sentence!
This word is the portuguese phrase for cool. Often accompanied by the word ‘tás’; as in to say ‘estás fixe’, which translates as all good? This is a very common word/phrase that is used in everyday language and a great way to ask how people are in an informal manner.
This is the Portuguese word for mate. You can use this phrase in many different instances when you are talking to someone in an informal setting. For example you can say ‘Óla pá’, which means ‘Hi mate’.
This is the Portuguese translation for the word ‘like’. Much like its english equivalent this word is used all the time, and often unintentionally. It is not exactly the best word if you want to sound intelligent, however if you need to stall or tell a story this is the perfect word for you!