Food in Portuguese

Oi! Tudo bom?  Welcome to the Rocket Portuguese Lesson on a topic that’s sure to get your mouth watering - food!  Today we’re going to learn some of the most common words for food items in Portuguese.

It’s important to know some basic vocabulary for food when traveling in a Portuguese-speaking country.  You’ll find it handy when going out to eat or when shopping for food in a market.  Talk about what you like, ‘Eu gosto de_____’, what you don’t like ‘Eu não gosto de ______’, or perhaps you have a food allergy you need to tell your waiter about, ‘Sou alérgico a ______’. Let’s tuck in to this lesson!

Pronouncing food in Portuguese

pão

bread

manteiga

butter

bolo

cake

queijo

cheese

ovo

egg

carne

meat

leite

milk

salada

salad

sal

salt

salsicha

sausage

fruta

fruit

legumes

vegetables

comida

food

trigo

flour

bife

steak

sanduíche

sandwich

sorvete

ice cream

chocolate

chocolate

arroz

rice

mariscos

seafood

peixe / pescado

fish

costela de porco

pork chop

frango

chicken

batatas fritas

fried potatoes/french fries

Um hamburguer com alface, tomate, cebola, ketchup e maionese.

A hamburger with lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, and mayonnaise

atum

tuna

I hope you enjoyed this lesson!  I don’t know about you, but I am ready to tuck into um sanduíche!  Next time you need to go grocery shopping or find out what kind of ingredients are in the food at a restaurant, you’ll be equipped with this vocabulary to help you along. 

Bom apetite!

For more lessons on Portuguese vocabulary I recommend these!

Tereza Pereira
Tereza Pereira
Rocket Portuguese


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