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INTRODUCTION
In this lesson, we’ll cover basic greetings for the appropriate time of the day. As there are quite a few to cover, let's jump right in.
GRAMMAR POINT
We’re going to start with the more formal ones first.
In Portuguese, “Good morning” is
Bom dia.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Bom di-a.
Once more:
Bom dia.
The first word, bom, means “good.”
(slow) Bom.
Bom.
The second word means “day” but in this situation, it means "morning." Here it is again:
(slow) Di-a.
Dia.
Literally it means “Good day”.
Let’s break it down again:
(slow) Bom di-a.
Bom dia.
In Portuguese, "Good afternoon" is
Boa tarde.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Bo-a tar-de.
Once more:
Boa tarde.
Boa also means "good." Grammatical gender affects this word, but for now, just remember that "boa" also means "good".
The second word, tarde, means “afternoon” or in some cases "late"
(slow) Tar-de.
Tarde
All together, that is
(slow) Bo-a tar-de.
Boa tarde.
“Good night” is Boa noite.
This expression is both to greet and to take leave of someone, and just like in English, is also said before going to sleep.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Bo-a noi-te.
Once more:
Boa noite.
The second word, noite, means “night.”
(slow) Noi-te.
Noite.
Once again, that’s:
(slow) Boa noite.
Boa noite.
All of these expressions can be used in informal and formal situations as well. But with friends, feel free to use other ways of greeting. Let’s take a look at them.
The most common way of saying “Hello” in Portuguese is
Olá!
(slow) Olá!
Olá!
Use this word with your friends and with young people.
Another way to greet people is with "Oi!" which means "Hi!"
Oi.
(slow) Oi.
Oi.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hello, Listeners! Did you know that there are different ways to say hello in European Portuguese? Let's practice some here. Let's say hello to each other.

 

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Sunday at 07:18 PM
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Hi Miemie,


Thank you for posting. It's great to have you here!


It seems that "oi" (hi) is also applicable in European Portuguese. As you mentioned a reference website, please check out the http://wikitravel.org/en/Portuguese_phrasebook


Looking forward to seeing you often here.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

Team Portuguesepod101.com

Miemie
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Miemie
Saturday at 06:03 AM
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Olá Christiane,


Como foi o teu dia?


Estive a ver que a palavra oi e a palavra do Brasil, na infopédia e não é a palavra Português European. Língua Portuguesa com Acordo Ortográfico: oiˈ

1. Brasil usada como saudação ou chamamento

2. Brasil exprime espanto

3. Brasil indica que não se ouviu bem o que foi dito ou perguntado.


Vocabulório: oi (European) hi

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Ele te disse "oi". - "He told you "hi".


Desejo-te um bom dia!


Miemie