Lesson Transcript

Hi, everybody! I’m Paloma from PortuguesePod101.com.
Do you know how to say “thank you” in Portuguese? In this lesson, you'll learn three different ways to say "thank you" and how to respond.
Let’s start with the easiest one.
[slowly] Obrigado.
It means “thank you.” Note that this is a masculine form.
For a female speaker, there is another phrase.
[slowly] Obrigada.
It means “thank you." This is a feminine form.
When a phrase ends with 'a,' it's usually a feminine version.
To sound like a pro, you can also add the reason why you're thankfu;. For example, Obrigada por ligar-me.
“Thank you for calling me."
What if you really appreciate something? Here's the way to express it.
Muito obrigado.
[slowly] Muito obrigado.
It means “thank you very much.”
Now you know 3 different ways to say "thank you" in Portuguese! But how do you respond if someone thanks you?
If someone says "thank you" in Portuguese, simply say De nada. It means "no problem!"
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what we've learned. Listen to the expression and repeat after me.
“Thank you (masculine).”
The formal way to say “thank you (feminine).”
The casual way to say “thank you very much.”
Muito obrigado.
Muito obrigado.
Well done! [pause]
In Brazil, when someone offers you something and you say Obrigado, it means you don't want what is offered. It's something like "thank you for the offer, but I don't want whatever you're giving me." So make sure to use Obrigado carefully.
You just learned three different ways to say “thank you” and how to respond in Portuguese.
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I’ll see you next time. Tchau.


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Oi Dee,

Muito obrigado pela sua pergunta! You, as a female speaker, will use obrigada, both when it's preceded by muito and when it only stands on its own. Whereas I, as a male speaker, will use obrigado all the time.

If you have any other questions, please let us know. Boa sorte! Good luck! 😉



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is muito obrigada ok to say as well (as a female speaker?) or should it remain obrigado when muito is in front of it?