Fish in Portuguese

The Portuguese are known for being a sea-faring people and this goes for most Portuguese-speaking countries.  Brazil and Portugal, for example, have over 5,000 miles of coastline combined!  With this much coastline, it’s no wonder that seafood is a staple in these countries.

In this lesson, we’ll talk about various types of fish in Portuguese.  Some of these you might find on a plate garnished with lemon, and some you might see on a snorkeling trip or in a fish tank peeking out from behind some coral!  Either way, this is important vocabulary to know while traveling.

Pronouncing Fish in Portuguese

peixe / pescado

fish

arenque

herring

água-viva

jellyfish

lagosta

lobster

Siri (sea) / carangueijo (both fresh water mangrove and coastal mangrove)

crab

ostra

oyster

lula

squid

tubarão

shark

golfinho

dolphin

baleia

whale

salmão

salmon

truta

trout

cavalo marinho

seahorse

lúcio

pike

mexilhão

mussel

carpa

carp

Fantástico! You now have a new set of words to add to your Portuguese vocabulary list!  Food in Portuguese-speaking countries can contain many new and diverse flavors.  If you see any of these fish on a Portuguese menu, be brave and order something new.  You won’t be disappointed!

For more lessons on Portuguese vocabulary I recommend these!

Tchau,

Tereza Pereira
Tereza Pereira
Rocket Portuguese


Rocket Reinforcement

Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement tools! Improve your knowledge and retention of Rocket Portuguese and earn points for your badges along the way!

Hear It Say It!

0 / 16

Write It!

0 / 16

Know It!

0 / 16