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Be a true fan in Brazil and learn these key Brazilian Portuguese football phrases

Playing football in Rio, (photo by Yadid Levy)
Playing football in Rio

Are you heading to Brazil for the football World Cup? Get ahead of the game and learn these key Brazilian Portuguese football phrases. 

 

Where’s the football pitch?                         

Onde é o estádio de futebol?

aund eh oo stah.dee.oo duh foo.tee.bawl

 

a football         

uma bola de futebol     

oo.muh baw.lah duh foo.tee.bawl

 

Can I/we play?           

Posso/podemos jogar?

Paw.soo/paw.duh.mooz jaw.gahr?

 

What time is the match? 

A que horas é o jogo? 

Ah kee aw.rahz eh oo joh.goo

 

Who’s playing?           

Quem está jogando?

Kehm stah joh.guhn.doo

 

What’s the score?       

Quanto está o jogo?

Kwan.too stah oo joh.goo

 

How much is the…?   

Quanto custa...?

Kwan.too coo.stah

 

football jersey                        

a camisa de futebol

uh cuh.mee.zuh duh foo.tee.bawl

 

football kit                  

o uniforme

oo oo.nee.fawr.mee

 

football scarf               

o cachecol

oo kash.kawl

 

Who won?                   

Quem ganhou?

Kehn guh.nyohw

 

the referee                  

o árbitro          

oo ahrr.bee.trroo

 

the goalkeeper

o goleiro

oo goh.lay.rroo

 

Offside!                       

Impedimento!

Eeng.peh.dee.mayn.too

 

Pass the ball!               

Passa a bola!   

Pahss.ah uh baw.lah

 

Penalty!                      

Pênalti!            

Peh.nuhl.tee

 

Goal!                          

Gol!

 

Go/Come on! (cheering on)

Vai/Vamos lá!

Vah.ee!/Vuh.mooz lah!

 

 

Want to learn more? Buy our guide to Brazilian Portuguese here.

 

Inspired to go? Read more about Brazil here.

 


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