Essential Portuguese football phrases – your World Cup preparation
Who’s off to Rio? Get the most out of your time in Brazil by learning a few key phrases in Brazilian Portuguese…
While Brazil is preparing itself for the influx of thousands of people from across the globe for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, those lucky enough to have tickets might find it handy to prepare themselves by learning a little of the language of the host country.
Learn daily essentials and pronunciation by reading our top Brazilian Portuguese phrases.
And make sure you know what to shout when you’re watching the game with these essential footie phrases!
|To play football||jogar futebol|
|To pass the ball||passar a bola|
|Kick / shot||chute|
|To knock down||derrubar|
|Yellow card||cartão amarelo|
|Red card||cartão vermelho|
Boa viagem and enjoy the tournament!
If you’re travelling to Brazil then don’t miss the opportunity to take a Brazilian Portuguese course while you’re there.
Cactus offers courses in 3 locations close to World Cup venues: Rio de Janeiro (closest stadium Maracaña), São Paolo (closest stadium Arena de Itaquera) and Olinda (closest stadium Arena Pernambuco).
We also offer Portuguese evening courses in London and locations across the UK. Our next 10-week courses start in July.
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