Talk Portuguese - Introductions
How to introduce family and friends
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A contemporary Lisbon artist and sculptor gives her take on modern Portugal. Also, informal greetings and introductions in an art gallery.
Introductions in a business context in Lisbon’s former Expo site.
Introductions of family members. Starts at the festival of Santo António in Lisbon and then on the beaches of Costa da Caparica.
Profile of the Fonseca wine-producing family at lunch and on their wine estate, with some extended introductions of family members.
- Como se chama? *What's your name?
- Chamo-me… *My name is... I'm called (lit.)
- O meu nome é…My name is…
- Este é o meu amigo **This is my (male) friend
- Esta é a minha amiga **This is my (female) friend
- Queria apresentarI would like to introduce
- O meu colega *My colleague (m)
- A minha colegaMy colleague (f)
- O meu namorado *My boyfriend
- A minha namoradaMy girlfriend
- Muito prazer *Pleased to meet you
* Pronunciation guide
- Chamo-me, Como se chama?
The ch is similar to the sh sound in English: shop.
- O meu colega, O meu namorado
A final or single o is always pronounced oo like moo in English.
- Muito prazer
Z at the beginning or in the middle of a word sounds like the z in English: zebra.
** Grammar notes
- Este é o meu amigo, Esta é a minha amiga
The words for the in Portuguese are o for masculine and a for feminine people or objects.
O amigo is a male friend and a amiga is a female one.
With human beings the gender of a noun is obvious enough. However, with other objects, you'll need to learn the gender as you go along.
- A minha famíliaMy family
- Esta é a minha filhaThis is my daughter
- O meu filhoMy son
- Esta é a minha mulherThis is my wife
- Tem ... anosShe is ... years-old
- Somos casadosWe are married
- O meu paiMy father
- A minha mãeMy mother
- A minha irmãMy sister
- O meu cunhadoMy brother-in-law
- O meu sobrinhoMy nephew
Lisbon is one of the most exciting places for artists to work in the Iberian peninsula, with countless art galleries, museums and other cultural attractions. Every summer, there's a simultaneous opening of many of the city's art galleries.
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