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C

- here

cabeça - head

cabeleireiro - hairdresser

cabelo - hair

caber - to fit

cabine (telefónica) – booth, (telephone) box f.

cabo - cape, end

cabo: ao fim e ao cabo - in the end, afterall, at the end of the day

cabra – goat, bitch (slang)

cabrito - lamb

caça - hunting

caçar - to hunt

cachecol - scarf

cachorro - puppy

cachorro quente - hot dog

cacto - cactus

cada - each

cada um/uma - each one

cada vez mais - more and more

cadeira - chair

cadela – bitch (dog)

caderno - exercise book

café - coffee m.

café em grão - coffee beans

café instantâneo - instant coffee

cafeteira - coffee pot

cair - to fall

cais – peer, platform m.

caixa - box

caixa do correio - post box

calar(-se) - to keep quiet, shut up

calçado - footwear

calçar - to wear on one's feet

calçar as meias - to put one's socks on

calçar os sapatos - to put one's shoes on

calças - trousers

calções - shorts, pants m,

caldo - broth, soup

caldo verde - spring cabbage soup

calhar - to happen

calhar: se calhar - maybe, perhaps

caligrafia - handwriting

calmo/a - calm

calor - heat m.

cama - bed

cama de casal - double bed

cama de solteiro - single bed

camada - layer

câmara - camera; town council

camarão - prawn

cambiar - to exchange (money)

câmbio - exchange (rate)

camélia - camellia

camião/caminhão - lorry - truck m.

caminho - path

camioneta de passageiros - coach

camionete - van m

camionista - lorry driver

camisa - shirt

camisa de dormir - night gown (nightie)

camisola - cardigan - jumper

campismo - camping

campo - field, country(side)

camponês - peasant farmer

canção - song f.

cancro - cancer

candeeiro de mesa - table lamp

canela - cinnamon

caneta - pen

caneta de tinta permanente - fountain pen

canja de galinha - chicken soup

cansado/a - tired

cansativo/a - tiring

cantar - to sing

cantina - canteen

canto – song, singing, corner (inside)

cantor(a) - singer

cão (cães) - dog m.

cão pastor - shepherd dog

capa de argolas - ring binder

capa do edredon - duvet cover

capaz – able, capable

capela - chapel

capital - capital

capitalismo - capitalism

cara - face

caracol - snail m.

carácter - character

caramelo - toffee

caranguejo - crab

cardeal - cardinal

careca - bald head

caricatura - caricature

carinho - affection

carinhoso/a - affectionate

carioca - weak coffee (someone from Rio de Janeiro)

carnaval - carnival m.

carne - meat f.

carne de porco - pork meat

carne de porco assada - roast pork

carne de vaca - beef

carne fumada - smoked pork

carniceiro - butcher

caro/a - dear, expensive

carpinteiro - carpenter

carrinho - toy car; trolley

carro - car

carro (da polícia, dos bombeiros) - police car / fire engine

carta - letter

carta registada - registered letter

cartão de crédito - credit card

cartão de telefone - phone card

cartas - cards

cartaz - poster

carteira - wallet - licence

carteiro - postman

cartonista - cartoonist

carvalho - oak tree

casa - house

casa de banho - bathroom

casa do botão - botton hole

casa particular - private house

casaco – coat, jacket

casado/a - married

casal - married couple m.

casamento - marriage

casar(-se) - to marry

caso - case

casota (do cão) - dog's hut

castanha - chestnut

castanheiro - chestnut tree

castanho/a - brown

castelo - castle

catedral - cathedral f.

categoria - category

catolicismo - catholicism

católico/a - catholic

catorze - fourteen

causa - cause

causa: por causa de - because of

cavalo - horse

cavar - to dig

cave - cellar f.

caviar - caviar

cebola - onion

cedo - early

cedro - cedar

cego/a - blind

ceia - supper

ceifar - to reap

cem - one hundred

cena - scene

cenoura - carrot

centeio - rye

cento - a hundred

cento: por cento - per cent

centro - centre

centro comercial - shopping centre

cerâmica - china, ceramics

cerca de - nearly (+ num)

cereal - cereal .

cereja - cherry

cerejeira - cherry tree

certã - frying pan

certeza - certainty

certeza: com certeza – certainly, of course, sure

certo: a certa altura - at a given moment, sometime

certo/a - certain

cerveja - beer

cesto - basket

cesto dos papéis - paper basket

céu - sky m.

céu encoberto - overcast (sky)

céu nublado - cloudy sky

cevada - yeast

chá - tea m.

chalé - cottage

chaleira - kettle

chama - flame

chamada - call

chamar - to call

chaminé - chimney f.

champô - champoo

chão – floor, ground m.

chapéu - hat m.

charcutaria - delicatessen

chatear - to bother, pester

chatice – bother, bore f.

chato/a – boring, bothersome

chave - key f.

chávena - cup

chávena de chá - tea cup

chefe – chief, boss, head m.

chegada - arrival

chegar - to arrive

chegar adiantado - to arrive early / ahead of time

chegar atrasado - to arrive late

chegar cedo - to arrive early

chegar em cima da hora - to arrive just on time

chegar tarde - to arrive late

cheio/a - full

cheirar - to smell

cheiro - smell

cheque - cheque m.

cheque pré-datado - pre-dated

chequecheque sem cobertura – cheque with no funds, bounced cheque

chinelo - slipper

chocolate - chocolate m.

chocolate quente - hot chocolate

chorar - to cry, weep

chouriço - smoked sausage

chover - to rain

chover a potes – to rain cats and dogs

chumbar - to fail (an exam)

chuva - rain

chuveiro - shower (bath)

ciclismo - cycling

cidade - city, town f.

ciência - science

cigarro - cigarette

cilíndro - electric water heater, boiler

cima: de cima - from above

cima: em cima - upstairs, above

cima: em cima de - on top of

cima: para cima - up(wards)

cimo - top

cinco - five

cinema - cinema m.

cinquenta - fifty

cinto – belt

cinza - grey (BR)

cinzento/a – grey (PT)

circo - circus

cirurgião - surgeon

cirurgião plástico - plastic surgeon

ciúme - jealousy m.

ciúme: com ciúme - jealousy m.

ciumento - jealous

civil - civil

claro/a – clear, obvious

classe - class f.

clássico/a - classic(al)

cliente – client, customer m/f.

clima - climate

clínica - clinic

clube - club m.

cobertor - blanket m.

cobertor eléctrico - electric blanket

cobra - snake

código postal - post code

coelho/a - rabbit

cogumelo - mushroom

coisa - thing

coisinha - thingummy

coitadinho/a! - poor thing!

coitado/a - poor, wretched

cola - glue

colar - to stick, necklace m.

colchão - mattress m.

colecção - collection

coleccionar (selos) - to collect (stamps)

colega - colleague m/f.

colégio - college - school

colete - waistcoat, jacket m.

colheita - harvest

colher - to pick

colher - spoon f.

colher de café - coffee spoon

colher de chá - tea spoon

colher de sobremesa - dessert spoon

colher de sopa - table spoon

colina - hill

colocar - to place

colorido – colour, colouring

com - with

comandante - capitain

comboio - train

(comboio) intercidades - intercity (train)

começar - to begin

comediante - comedian

comentar - to comment

comer - to eat

comercial – commercial, business

comerciante – merchant, trader

comércio – business, commerce - trading

comício – meeting, assembly

cómico/a – comic, funny

comida - (main) meal

comida enlatada - tinned food

comigo - with me

comissão - commission f.

como – as, like, how, the way that

como: assim como - just as, as well as

cómoda - chest of drawers

cómodo/a - comfortable

companheiro/a – companion, mate

companhia - company

comparação - comparison

comparar - to compare

competente - competent

competição - competition

completamente - completely

completo/a - complete - full

complicado/a - complicated

compor - to compose

composição - essay

compota - jam

compra – purchase, buying

comprar - to buy

compras - shopping

compreender - to understand

compreensão - understanding

compreensivo/a - understanding

comprido/a - long

comprimido - tablet, pill

computador - computer m.

comunicação - communication

comunismo - communism

comunista - communist

concelho - council

concerto - concert

conclusão - conclusion f.

concordar - to agree

condição - condition

condições atmosféricas - weather conditions

confessar - to confess

conforme - according as

confortável - comfortable

confusão - confusion f.

congelador - freezer

congelar - to freeze

conhecer - to know, to meet people

conhecido/a - (well) known

conhecimento - knowledge

conjunto - group

conjunto de panelas - set of pans

connosco - with us

conseguir - to manage, to achieve, to get

conselho - advice

consertar - to mend

considerar - to consider

considerar-se - to consider oneself as...

consigo - with you, with them, with himself, with herself

constipação - cold

constipar(-se) - to catch a cold

constituição - constitution

construção - construction

construir - to construc

consulta – consultation

consultor - consultant

consumo - consumption

conta - bill, account

conta à ordem - current account

conta a prazo - savings account

conta bancária - bank account

conta corrente - current account

conta da luz - electricity bill

contabilista - accountant

contactar - to contact

contacto - contact

contar - to tell - count

contemporâneo/a - contemporary

contente - happy, content

contigo - with you

continuar - to continue, carry on

contínuo/a - continuous

conto - story

contra - against

contrário/a - contrary

contratar - to contract

contrato - contract

controle - controle m.

convencer - to convince

convencido/a - convinced, full of him/herself

conversa - conversation

conversação - conversation

conversar - to converse, talk

convidado/a - guest

convidar - to invite

conviver - to socialise

conviver - to live together

convívio - living together

convosco - with you

cooperativa - cooperative

copiar - to copy

copo - glass

copo de sumo/suco - glass of juice

cor - colour f.

cor-de-laranja - orange (coloured)

cor-de-rosa - pink

coração - heart m.

corar - to blush

corpo - body

corredor – corridor, runner m.

correio – mail, post

correio azul - first class post

correio expresso - express mail

correio registado - registered post

correios - post office

correr - to run

correspondência - correspondence

corrida - race

corrigir - to correct

cortar - to cut

cortar às/em fatias - to slice

coser - to sew, stitch

cosméticos - cosmetics

costa - coast

costas - back

costeleta - cutlet, chop

costumar - to be accustomed to

costume - custom m.

costura - sewing

costurar - to sow

costureiro/a - dressmaker

cotonete - cotton bud

cotovelo - elbow

couve - (Spring) cabbage f.

coxa - thigh

cozer - to boil

cozer - to cook

cozido - stew

cozido/a - cooked

cozinha - kitchen, cooking

cozinhar - to cook

cozinheiro/a - cook, chef

cravo – nail, carnation

crédito - credit

creme – custard,cream m.

creme amaciador - conditioner

creme de barbear - shaving cream

creme hidratante - moisturising cream

crer - to believe, think

crescer - to grow

criação - creation

criado/a – created, brought up, servant

criança - child

criar - to create, bring up

crise - crisis f.

cristão/tã - Christian

Cristianismo - Christianity

crítica – review, critic

cru/crua – raw, crude

– bottom, arse m.

cuecas – underpants, panties

cuidado - care

cuidado com o cão - mind the dog

cuidar de - to take care of, to look after

culpa – blameculpa: a minha culpa - my fault

cultivar - to grow, cultivate

cultura - culture

cumprir o horário - to keep to time

cumprir o prazo - to meet the deadline

cunhado/a – brother, sister-in-law

curado/a - cured

curar - to cure

curioso/a - curious

curso - course

curto/a - short

custar - to cost

custo - cost



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