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1,000 Most Common Portuguese Words

This is a list of the 1,000 most commonly spoken Portuguese words. The top 100 words have audio pronunciations if available.

NumberPortuguese Wordin English
1que that
2o the
3não not
4de of
5a the
6é it is
7você you
8e and
9eu I
10um a
11se if
12para to
13está it is
14uma a
15me me
16com with
17por by
18ele he
19em in
20isso that
21do of
22como as
23mas but
24bem well
25os the
26da the
27sim yes
28aqui here
29no on
30mais more
31na in
32tem has
33meu my
34muito very
35ela she
36as the
37seu its
38vamos come on
39vai vai
40sua its
41estou am
42foi was
43tudo everything
44minha my
45agora now
46 only
47te you
48pode can
49vou I
50quando when
51fazer do
52então then
53sei know
54nós we
55ser be
56nos us
57tenho have
58 already
59eles they
60quer whether
61nada nothing
62sabe know
63ao to
64onde where
65quem who
66quero want
67era era
68ou or
69 there
70 there
71bom good
72sou am
73disse said
74estava was
75certo sure
76são are
77mim me
78posso I
79dizer say
80isto this
81porque because
82ter have
83coisa thing
84mesmo same
85todos every
86assim so
87estão are
88à to
89até to
90nunca never
91casa home
92acho think
93sobre about
94lo it
95esta this
96tempo time
97ver see
98pra to
99favor favor
100noite night
101senhorMr.
102tambémalso
103quêwhat
104vocêsyou
105algosomething
106dosof
107obrigadothank you
108tãoas
109essethat
110diaday
111irgo
112essathat
113deusgod
114estethis
115lheyou
116caraface
117melhorbetter
118ohoh
119aindayet
120temoshave
121srMr.
122paifather
123semprealways
124semwithout
125vidalife
126veztime
127estamoswe
128homemman
129talvezperhaps
130seustheir
131anosyears
132mãemother
133alguémsomeone
134depoisafter
135verdadetruth
136claroclear
137boagood
138nemnor
139poucolittle
140there
141ficarstay
142coisasstuff
143tinhahad
144doistwo
145falartalk
146deveshould
147fazmakes
148peloby the
149antesbefore
150pareceit seems
151delehis
152todoevery
153foraout
154pessoaspeople
155eihey
156lugarplace
157apenasonly
158fazendomaking
159lait
160ninguémnobody
161dinheiromoney
162dasof
163achathink
164precisoaccurate
165go
166qualwhich
167comigome
168algumasome
169estarbe
170mundoworld
171grandegreat
172trabalhowork
173hojetoday
174dargive
175suasits
176dissoaddition
177fezmade
178sejais
179nomename
180novonew
181seráwill
182filhoson
183qualquerany
184outroother
185quantoas
186pelaby
187saberknow
188vãovain
189queriawanted
190okokay
191oláhello
192podemoscan
193meusmy
194nossaour
195precisaneed
196outraother
197poderiacould
198venhacome on
199mulherwoman
200nossoour
201sintofeel
202desculpesorry
203merdashit
204todawhole
205horatime
206daquihence
207digaSay
208sairleave
209amigofriend
210olhelook
211amorlove
212problemaproblem
213esperewait
214trêsthree
215algumsome
216ahah
217voltareturn
218carrocar
219dizsays
220aconteceuhappened
221certezacertainty
222vemcomes
223delaher
224menosless
225entrebetween
226emboraalthough
227vezestimes
228oihi
229realmentereally
230sabiaknew
231primeirofirst
232àsto
233tipotype
234vivi
235façado
236falandotalking
237voltarreturn
238tenhahas
239todasall
240queridadear
241tardeafternoon
242homensmen
243aquelethat
244atrásago
245viusaw
246partepart
247obrigadaThank you
248diasdays
249gentepeople
250olhalooks
251seriawould
252fiquestay
253dentrowithin
254amanhãtomorrow
255duastwo
256frentefront
257logosoon
258pareStop
259gostotaste
260losthem
261nasat the
262nenhumno
263cabeçahead
264deveriashould
265cidadecity
266penseithought
267felizhappy
268deixarleave
269ótimooptimum
270ladoside
271malevil
272sérioserious
273podemcan
274medofear
275fuiI was
276momentomoment
277gostariawould
278indogoing
279têmhave
280somosare
281alithere
282algunssome
283gives
284deixelet
285famíliafamily
286rápidofast
287ajudarhelp
288amigosFriends
289tantoboth
290cadaeach
291fossewere
292garotagirl
293outrosother
294numa
295foramwere
296fizI
297irmãobrother
298papaidaddy
299desdefrom
300minhasmy
301matarkill
302pegarcatch
303aosto
304cimatop
305horashours
306cuidadocare
307delestheir
308entrarenter
309ficais
310amomaster
311Give
312quasealmost
313portadoor
314enquantowhile
315históriahistory
316novanew
317vejosee
318sorteluck
319idéiaidea
320importamatter
321quiserwant
322mortodead
323manhãmorning
324águawater
325primeirafirst
326demaistoo
327quartoroom
328casocase
329mamãemom
330vejalook
331esperohope
332gostalike
333contraagainst
334políciapolice
335caminhopath
336pessoaperson
337pertoclose
338formaform
339aquelathat
340olhoseyes
341encontrarfind
342criançaschildren
343algumassome
344anoyear
345morrerdie
346meiomiddle
347mortedeath
348razãoreason
349guerrawar
350semanaweek
351esperawaiting
352senhoralady
353jeitoway
354pensarthink
355essesthose
356essasthose
357erradowrong
358legallegal
359elasthey
360chegararrive
361minutosminutes
362sraMrs.
363prontoready
364precisamosneed
365unssome
366dizendosaying
367numaa
368garotoboy
369tiveI
370levartake
371feitodone
372deugave
373drogadrug
374mãoshands
375foris
376ajudahelp
377devoI
378acreditobelieve
379contaaccount
380idiotaidiot
381terraland
382juntostogether
383ok
384vircome
385haviahad
386deviashould
387sidobeen
388iawould
389veiocame
390nossosour
391velhoold
392esposawife
393tentandotrying
394nissoit
395filhadaughter
396mãohand
397coraçãoheart
398consigocan
399tevehad
400podiacould
401mesmasame
402passarpass
403chefechief
404fimend
405talsuch
406ouvirlisten
407importanteimportant
408vindoWelcome
409pessoalstaff
410falaspeech
411escolaschool
412bocamouth
413nenhumano
414acaboujust
415queremwant
416see
417jogogame
418difícildifficult
419teriawould
420entendounderstand
421problemasproblems
422deixacue
423queridodear
424armaweapon
425longefar
426cincofive
427poisbecause
428conheceknow
429mulhereswomen
430comereat
431saiaskirt
432acontecendohappening
433contarcount
434preocupeworry
435poderpower
436últimalast
437maridohusband
438capitãocaptain
439significameans
440ficouwas
441here
442pararstop
443maiormore
444dormirsleep
445prazerpleasure
446tentartry
447façoI
448corpobody
449adeusgoodbye
450pensandothinking
451digosay
452nestein this
453muitosmany
454licençalicense
455drdr
456porraCum
457começarstart
458quatrofour
459ontemyesterday
460esperandowaiting
461duranteduring
462esperarwait
463trabalharwork
464acheifound
465númeronumber
466tivessehad
467destathis
468causacause
469únicaonly
470tomartake
471maneiraway
472muitasmany
473exatamenteexactly
474calmacalm
475pensathink
476segundosecond
477tuthou
478sangueblood
479ouviheard
480irmãsister
481muitamuch
482chegaarrives
483conheçoknow
484morreudied
485filhoschildren
486viverlive
487bastantequite
488eramwere
489mesesmonths
490cafécoffee
491pazpeace
492loucocrazy
493aquilothat
494fácileasy
495novamenteagain
496sendobeing
497estranhostrange
498milthousand
499peguetake
500ss
501festaparty
502telefonephone
503estesthese
504camabed
505tirarremove
506jovemyoung
507usaruse
508teráwill
509músicamusic
510alémbeyond
511putahooker
512houvethere
513ouçalisten
514chegouarrived
515filmemovie
516conseguirget
517pequenosmall
518sozinhoalone
519sabemknow
520criançachild
521paisparents
522suficienteenough
523diaboshell
524perguntaquestion
525conseguecan
526minutominute
527teuthy
528possacan
529lembraremember
530desseof this
531iráwill
532alôhello
533estavamwere
534fortestrong
535deixouleft
536fogofire
537paíscountry
538vivolive
539dizemsay
540johnjohn
541pagarpay
542aondewhere
543jantardinner
544matoukilled
545dessathis
546quiswanted
547estejais
548trásback
549nossasour
550comidafood
551possívelpossible
552acontecerhappen
553faletalk
554direitoright
555volteback
556chancechance
557rapazesboys
558palavraword
559vendoseeing
560devemoswe
561baixolow
562outrasother
563estasthese
564penapenalty
565faltalack
566culpaguilt
567lhesthem
568escutelisten
569dólaresdollars
570sentirfeel
571ouviuheard
572luzlight
573entendeunderstands
574seissix
575tuayour
576existethere
577jackjack
578reiking
579atençãoattention
580acreditarbelieve
581diferentedifferent
582rapazboy
583srtaMiss
584perderlose
585sentefeel
586livrobook
587tchaubye
588únicosingle
589umassome
590acordoagreement
591forçaforce
592trouxebrought
593destethis
594jesusJesus
595fazemdo
596pontopoint
597olharlook
598aiouch
599sabemosknow
600bebêbaby
601lindabeautiful
602finalfinal
603provavelmenteprobably
604nessain that
605carasguys
606nestain this
607casamentomarriage
608procurandolooking
609jogarplay
610desculpaexcuse
611doutordoctor
612bonitobeautiful
613pedirask
614mudarchange
615estadostate
616presidentepresident
617acontecehappens
618passadopast
619nessein that
620conseguiumanaged
621neleit
622ruastreet
623falouspoke
624próximanext
625saiout
626certaright
627médicodoctor
628armasweapons
629mostrarshow
630vimvim
631modomode
632estevebeen
633salaroom
634continuarcontinue
635devemshould
636fariawould
637pequenasmall
638segurançasecurity
639estásre
640chamarcall
641ruimbad
642acabarend
643restorest
644piorworse
645negóciobusiness
646aquelesthose
647garotasgirls
648foot
649bonitabeautiful
650lembroremember
651andawalks
652altohigh
653estiverare
654comprarbuy
655semanasweeks
656chamaflame
657esqueçaforget
658especialspecial
659sobbeneath
660passapasses
661ficoam
662sisi
663próximoclose
664meninagirl
665brincandoplaying
666iriawould
667pelosby
668cedoearly
669dezten
670casarmarry
671acharfind
672tiouncle
673planoplan
674conversartalk
675amanurse
676thethe
677começoustarted
678queremoswant
679respeitorespect
680últimolast
681ligarlink
682perguntarask
683hospitalhospital
684quererwant
685tometake
686solsun
687levelight
688livrefree
689próprioown
690andarfloor
691palavraswords
692estaráwill
693daíthence
694pensoI think
695grandeslarge
696arair
697ganharwin
698partirleave
699milhõesmillion
700meninoboy
701vistoviewed
702entendeuunderstood
703acreditabelieves
704engraçadofunny
705saiuout
706lindobeautiful
707voceyou
708senhoresyou
709pensethink
710colocarput
711professorteacher
712presentepresent
713realreal
714controlecontrol
715viagemtrip
716seguroinsurance
717depressaquickly
718fiqueiI was
719natalnatal
720cabelohair
721fatofact
722mortosdead
723doentesick
724prisãoprison
725vontadewill
726lamentolament
727ordemorder
728perfeitoperfect
729passoupassed
730sozinhaalone
731mantermaintain
732generalgeneral
733propro
734estávamoswere
735quentehot
736pegoucaught
737infernohell
738faleisaid
739conoscowith us
740mentemind
741escritóriooffice
742linhaline
743sentidosense
744olhandolooking
745lasthem
746estiveI was
747precisarspecify
748própriaown
749exércitoarmy
750entenderunderstand
751finalmentefinally
752simplessimple
753povopeople
754apósafter
755ii
756abraopen
757estivessewere
758campofield
759incrívelincredible
760idadeage
761mesatable
762equipeteam
763encontromeeting
764hotelhotel
765tiretake
766fomehunger
767porquêwhy
768tentetry
769frankfrank
770dorpain
771malditofucking
772céusky
773grupogroup
774cartaletter
775chãoground
776cuidarcare
777conhecerknow
778beberdrink
779futurofuture
780boasgood
781sexosex
782ireiwill
783descobrirdiscover
784situaçãosituation
785joejoe
786tomtone
787samsam
788continuecontinues
789perdeulost
790fareiwill
791distofrom this
792friocold
793sonhodream
794sinalsignal
795amigagirlfriend
796continuacontinues
797valevalley
798daviddavid
799rostocountenance
800contigowith you
801trabalhandoworking
802aviãoplane
803voltoureturned
804leilaw
805barcoboat
806padrepriest
807empregoemployment
808maubad
809buscarseek
810georgegeorge
811fizerammade
812tenentelieutenant
813creioI believe
814disseramsaid
815somenteonly
816olhoeye
817estareiam
818simplesmentesimply
819chamadocalled
820velhaold woman
821quantoshow many
822trazerbring
823odeiohate
824melhoresbest
825senhoritaMs.
826vozvoice
827roupaclothing
828questãoquestion
829charliecharlie
830ficaráwill
831serviçoservice
832pobrepoor
833companhiacompany
834conseguigot it
835coronelcolonel
836pelasby
837encontreifound
838uhuh
839esquerdaleft
840tiyou
841tocarsound
842heyhey
843cavalohorse
844soubelearned
845sistemasystem
846mêsmonth
847estariawould
848/// /
849presoarrested
850governogovernment
851direitaright
852escolhachoice
853michaelmichael
854pediuasked
855bancobank
856tiverhave
857tenshave
858seteseven
859ourogold
860tremtrain
861mestremaster
862lerread
863completamentecompletely
864abriropen
865lutarfight
866acidenteaccident
867estradaroad
868normalnormal
869almasoul
870respostareply
871pegueicaught
872tvTV
873assuntosubject
874certamentecertainly
875faráwill
876aniversáriobirthday
877sargentosergeant
878levaleads
879fotophoto
880fundobackground
881heinhuh
882ataqueattack
883policialcop
884ajudehelp
885bonsgood
886pudessecould
887jurointerest
888negóciosaffairs
889haverbe
890rioriver
891maravilhosowonderful
892surpresasurprise
893vistaview
894mortadead
895escreverwrite
896terminarfinish
897perguntasquestions
898metadehalf
899assassinokiller
900trabalhaworks
901ouvindolistening
902notíciasNews
903levouled
904cairfall
905locallocal
906pésfeet
907ideiaidea
908durohard
909cachorrodog
910atravésthrough
911adorolove
912ficandogetting
913fomoswere
914imediatamenteimmediately
915salvarsave
916belabeautiful
917vivaviva
918agenteagent
919graçasthanks
920lojashop
921totalmentefully
922caixabox
923papelpaper
924explicarexplain
925lutafight
926entendigot it
927precisamneed
928olhadalook
929bolaball
930terrívelterrible
931segundasecond
932procurarsearch
933perdilost
934seguirfollow
935showshow
936verdadeiroTRUE
937tristesad
938cheiofull
939deigave
940impossívelimpossible
941contoutold
942peçapiece
943encontroufound
944chamecall
945chavekey
946bastaenough
947venhamcome
948feirafair
949advogadolawyer
950banheirobathroom
951horrívelhorrible
952pareciaseemed
953teremoswe
954roupasgarment
955carnemeat
956mensagemmessage
957igrejachurch
958guardaguard
959costasback
960brancowhite
961ordensinstructions
962sulsouth
963dançardance
964bebidadrink
965diriawould
966lembrarremember
967acabeijust
968prometopromise
969interessanteinteresting
970apostobet
971falophallus
972montemount
973oficialofficial
974ésare
975nortenorth
976serãowill
977parabénscongratulations
978mm
979tinhamhad
980conversaconversation
981fotosphotos
982iheihe
983erroerror
984espaçospace
985mikemike
986embaixounder
987missãomission
988fizemosdid
989socorrorelief
990voltoback
991saúdehealth
992achoufound
993apartamentoapartment
994liguecall
995paulpaul
996naquelathat
997garotosboys
998toquetouch
999juntotogether
1000jamaisnever

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