10 Basic Portuguese Phrases for Navigating Lagos, Portugal

Narrow cobble stone street in Lagos Portugal

Are you planning a trip to Lagos, Portugal, and want to make the most of your experience? Knowing some basic Portuguese phrases can greatly enhance your journey and help you navigate the charming streets of this coastal town with ease. Whether you’re ordering food at a local restaurant, asking for directions, or striking up a conversation with a friendly local, these 10 essential Portuguese phrases will prove invaluable during your time in Lagos:


1. Olá (said oh-LAH)Hello


2. Por favor (por FAH-vor) – Please


3. Obrigado (oh-bree-GAH-doo) / Obrigada (oh-bree-GAH-dah)Thank you


4. Com licença (kohm lee-SEN-sah)Excuse me’


5. Fala inglês? (FAH-lah een-GLEHZ)Do you speak English?’


6. Quanto custa? (KWAN-too KOOSH-tah) – How much does it cost?


7. Onde fica…? (ON-dee FEE-kah)Where is…?


8. Eu gostaria de… (eh-oo goh-STAH-ree-ah deh)I would like to…:


9. Pode ajudar-me? (POH-deh ah-zhoo-DAHR meh)Can you help me?


10. Tchau (chow)Goodbye


If you are interested in doing a beginner Portuguese class or course, Sementes de Portugal offers classes weekly for 13€. They are held in a local bar or hostel, in a friendly environment with tea and cookies or a drink.

Armed with these 10 essential Portuguese phrases, you’ll feel more confident navigating the streets of Lagos and interacting with locals during your visit. Embrace the language and culture of Portugal, and you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience in this beautiful coastal town.

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