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Hi, everybody! My name is Paloma. Welcome to whiteboard lessons.
In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk about Using Greetings and Parting Expressions in Portuguese.
So please pay attention because this is very important in Brazil.
Let’s first start with the vocabulary.
First we have the greetings.
Oi, oi.
Oi means “hi.”
Olá, olá.
Olá means “hello.”
Bom dia, bom dia.
bom dia “good morning”
Boa tarde, boa tarde.
boa tarde “good afternoon”
Boa noite, boa noite.
Boa noite means “good evening” or “good night.”
We use the same word.
In Brazil, we use oi much more often than olá, or you can use both, if you want.
And now, let’s see the parting expressions.
Até mais, até mais.
até mais [enunciated]
até mais “see you later”
até logo
até logo [enunciated]
até logo “see you soon”
Tchau means “bye.”
We could also say tchau-tchau “bye-bye,” same as in English.
You can see that we have até and até here. It means “until” literally.
So, “until,” literally means “until more” or “see you later.”
And até logo means “until soon,” “see you soon,” até logo.
Okay, now, let’s move on to the dialogue.
Bom dia!
Bom dia!
Bom dia! “Good morning.”
Bom dia! “Good morning.”
So, when someone greets you with one of those, you can use the same one to answer.
Bom dia!
Bom dia!
Boa tarde!
Boa tarde!
Boa noite!
Boa noite!
And this is the dialogue when parting.
Tchau, até mais!
Boa noite, tchau!
Tchau, até mais! “Bye, see you later!”
Boa noite, tchau! “Goodnight, bye!”
So, we can also mix both.
For example:
Tchau, até mais!
Tchau, até mais!
Até mais, tchau!
And you can also use…
Boa noite / boa tarde, tchau!
As we’ve talked before, boa noite means “good evening” or “good night.” It could be both in this case.
Okay. So, when should I use bom dia, boa tarde, or boa noite?
Bom dia is used in the morning, so from the time you wake up until noon.
Afternoon, after lunch, we use boa tarde. So, from noon until sunset, we say boa tarde.
And after sunset, when it’s dark, we use "boa noite" until you go to sleep.