Madeira language is Portuguese, but we speak English, German and French often

Speaking Portuguese

Madeira language

Madeira Language


Although many Madeirans speak English, they will appreciate it if you make an effort to speak their language.
Here are some expressions and phrases to help you:

  • In restaurants:
    Fish = Peixe
    Meat = Carne
    Fruit = Fruta
    Dessert = Sobremesa
    Wine = Vinho
    Beer = Cerveja
    Water = Água
    Juice = Sumo
    Coffee = Café
    Bread = Pão
    Please bring me the bill = Traga-me a conta por favor
    Please = Por favor
    Thank you = Obrigada (if you’re a woman)
    Obrigado (if you’re a man)
  • Asking information:
    Excuse me, can you help me = Desculpe, pode-me ajudar
    Where is… = Onde fica…
    How do I get there = Como posso lá chegar
    Where do I get the bus = Onde apanho o autocarro
    Do you speak English? = Fala Inglês?
    I’m looking for the museum = Estou à procura do museu
    Library = Biblioteca
    Shopping Centre = Centro Comercial
    Lady/woman = Senhora/mulher
    Mister/man = Senhor/homem
  • Shopping:
    I need help = Preciso de ajuda
    How much is it? = Quanto custa?
    Cash = Dinheiro
    Cheque = Cheque
    Credit card = Cartão de crédito
    What size is this? = Qual é o tamanho?
    Shoes = Sapatos
    T-shirt = T-shirt
    Trousers = Calças
    Skirts = Saias
    Books = Livros
    Earrings = Brincos
    Watch = Relógio
    Ring = Anel
    Cigarettes = Cigarros
    Bottle = Garrafa
    Perfume = Perfume
  • Numbers:
    1 = um
    2 = dois
    3 = três
    4 = quatro
    5 = cinco
    6 = seis
    7 = sete
    8 = oito
    9 = nove
    10 = dez
    100 = cem – 1000 = mil
    2000 = dois mil – 3000 = três mil

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