Using Portuguese Exclamations Just Like a Native Speaker

Part of the Portuguese For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To show excitement or appreciation for something, exclamations come in handy. Exclamations in Brazilian Portuguese are similar to those in English. The following list translates some common expressions of enthusiasm:

  • Legal! (lay-gow!) (Cool!)

  • Ótimo! (oh-chee-moh!) (Great!)

  • Que bonito! (kee boo-nee-too!) (How beautiful!)

  • Adoro! (ah-doh-roo!) (I love it!)

  • Que gostoso! (kee goh-stoh-zoo!) (How delicious!)

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