Portuguese 3 For Travel

Portuguese directional words and phrases…

In Portuguese 2 For Travel we added “Where …” questions – if you’re looking for the bathroom, a pharmacy, public transport, a bank/ATM, etc.
Asking such questions in Portuguese – especially if your pronunciation is ok – may let your Portuguese conversation partner assume that you understand the language well.
The result will be an answer and a stream of words you’ll probably not understand.
So asking the person to speak more slowly could be your first reply in such a case.
And it would be good to know some basic directional words and phrases in Portuguese – left, right, straight ahead so you can confirm, what you thought you understood. (Photo above of Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal, by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash)

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Food, Drinks, Restaurants

Finding a recommended restaurant, Café, or bar has been made much easier with GPS equipped smart phones and mobile devices.
Once you have arrived at the place, you may have to ask for a table and the Menu, place an order and then ask for and pay the check.
Knowing a few Portuguese key phrases will make all this much easier.
You’ll find them among the next 14 Phrases in Portuguese 4 for Travel. Check back in a few weeks.

Author: Peter Rettig

Peter F. Rettig's interest in languages began while working in Switzerland, where he became fluent in French. In his third career, he started GamesforLanguage.com and - as a language lover and traveler later in life - Lingo-Late with his wife, Ulrike.

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