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Oi, meu nome é Paloma.
Hi, everybody! I’m Paloma. Welcome back to PortuguesePod101.com’s Português em três minutos, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Portuguese.
In the last lesson, we learned how to thank people by saying Muito obrigado and how to reply with De nada. Today we’ll learn some common ways to say hello and goodbye in Brazil.
Vocês estão prontos? Are you ready? then let’s start!
The most common informal greeting is:
[slowly] Oi!
Oi means "hello." We say it when we meet someone. You may also say Olá, that also means “hello”.
Another common greeting, the one you'll hear a lot in Brazil and at PortuguesePod101.com, is:
Tudo bem?
[slowly] Tudo bem?
Tudo bem? means "Is everything fine?" We use it usually together with Oi or Olá to greet someone. All together, you can say Oi, tudo bem?
[slowly] Oi, tudo bem?
“Tudo bem?” is a question, but it can also be the answer. Just say “Tudo bem,” which means "Everything is fine." At the end, they add "E você?" And you?
Tudo bem. E você?
When it's time to leave, we have a couple of different ways to say goodbye. You may say:
Tchau means "Bye."
You can also say “See you soon”:
Até mais!
You also have Adeus, which means “goodbye”, but you usually use it when the person is leaving to somewhere far and you are not going to meet for some time.
You learned a lot of new phrases today! Let’s review with a quiz. What do you say in these situations?
1. Oi or Olá
2. Oi, tudo bem?
3. Tudo bem. E você?
4. Tchau or Até mais!
5. Adeus.
Now you know lots of ways to greet people in Portuguese!
Now it’s time for Paloma’s point.
You will often hear people saying tudo bom instead of tudo bem in Brazil. Bem means well and bom means good, but we usually use both in the same situations. Although Tudo bem is more correct grammatically.
During the next lesson we’ll talk about the phrase Desculpa, você fala inglês? Do you know what it means? Learn about it and much more in the next Português em três minutos lesson.
Tchau tchau!