Words commencing in A

Olá, então?

Here you have a list of words commencing in A.

Also, you can always click on the letters below, to find out other words or expressions.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L  M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | X | Z

A

a – to, at, the f.

a que horas? - what time?

abaixo - down

abelha - bee

aberto/a - open

aborrecido/a - boring

abraçar - to embrace

abraço – embrace, hug

Abril - April

abrir - to open

abrir uma conta bancária - to open a bank account

absolutamente - absolutely

acabar - to end

acabar de - to have just done something

acariciar - to caress

acaso - chance

acaso: por acaso sabe… - do you happen to know…

acção - action

aceitar - to accept

acender - to light

acetona - polish remover

achar - to find, to think

acidente - accident m.

acima - above

acolhedor – welcoming m.

acolhedora – welcoming f.

acolher - to receive

acompanhamento - side orders

acompanhar - to go with, accompany

acontecer - to happen

acordar - to wake up, to agree

acordo - agreement

acreditar - to believe

acrescentar - to add

actividade - activity f.

actor/ator - actor

actriz/atriz - actress

actual/atual – current, present

actualmente/atualmente - at present, nowadays

açúcar - sugar

açucareiro - sugar bowl

acudam! - help!

acudir - to help (someone in distress)

adaptar - to adapt

adega - wine cellar

adeus - goodbye

adiantado/a - fast, advanced

adiantar o relógio - to put the clock forward.

aéreo/a: linha aérea - airline

adiar – to postpone, to put back

admirar - to admire

admirar-se de - to be surprised at

admitir - to admit

adoçar - to sweeten

adoecer - to get/become ill

adorar - to adore, to love very much

adormecer - to go to sleep

adquirir - acquire

adulto/a - adult

advogado/a - lawyer, barrister, advocate, solicitor

ar – air m.

aeroporto - airport

afastado/a - far (away), distant

afastar - to push aside (move away)

afiador - pencil sharpener

afiar - to sharpen

afilhado/a - godson/daughter

afinal – finally, in the end

afixar - to stick

aflito/a - desperately worried, desperately anxious

agarrar - to grasp

agência - agency

agenda - diary

agora - now

Agosto - August

agradar - to please

agradável - pleasant

agradecer - to thank

agrícola – farming, agricultural

agricultor - farmer

agricultura – farming, agriculture

água - water

água com gás - sparkling water

água sem gás - still water

água mineral - mineral water

aguarde, por favor - please wait

aguardente – special type of brandy

aguarela - watercolour

aguçador - pencil sharpener

aguçar - to sharpen

aguentar - to endure, stand, withstand, bear

águia -

agulha - needle

– there

ainda – still, yet

ajuda - help

ajudar - to help

alargar - to broaden, to widen

alcatifa - carpet

álcool – medical alcohol m.

aldeia - village

alegre - happy, merry

alegria - happiness, joy

além - beyond

além de – beyond that, besides, in addition

aletria - vermicelli pudding

alface - lettuce f.

alfaiate - tailor m.

alfândega - Customs

algodão - cotton m.

alguém - somebody

algum/alguma - some

alho - garlic

ali - (over) there

aliás - besides - moreover

alimentação – the feeding f.

alimentar - to feed

almoçar - to (have) lunch

almoço - lunch

almofada - pillow

alojamento - accommodation

alojar - to lodge

altar - altar m.

alto/a - high; tall

altura - height

altura: a certa altura - at some time, all of a sudden

alugar - to rent; to hire out; to let

aluguer - rent m.

aluno/a - student, pupil

amanhã - tomorrow

amar - to love

amarelo/a - yellow

amargo/a - bitter

amável - kind

ambiente - atmosphere, environment m.

ambivalente - ambivalent

ambulância - ambulance

amêijoa - cockle

ameixa - plum

amêndoa - almond

amendoeira - almond tree

amiga - (girl) friend

amigo - friend

amizade - friendship f.

amor - love m.

amoras - blackberries f.pl.

amoroso/a - loving

analisar - to analyse

análise - analysis f.

ananás - pineapple m.

andar - to walk, to ride

andar - floor m.

andar (o táxi anda depressa) - to go (the taxi is going fast)

andebol - handball m.

andorinha - swallow

anedota - anecdote - story

anestesista - anaesthetist

anfiteatro - lecture room/amphitheatre

anfitrião/anfitriã - host/hostess

animado/a - cheerful

animal - animal m.

ano - year

anterior - previous

antes - before

antes de... - before...

antigamente - in the past

antigo/a - old, antique

antipático/a - unfriendly, unpleasant, not nice

anual - yearly, annual

anunciar - to announce

aonde - where to.

apagador - board wiper; eraser m.

apagar - to put out, turn off

apaixonado/a (por) - passionate, in love (with)

apaixonar(-se) - to fall in love

apalpar - to touch

apanha - harvest

apanhar - to catch, grab

apanhar (o autocarro, comboio) - to catch (the bus, train)

apanhar uma seca - to be left waiting for a lot of time (PT slang)

aparecer - to appear, turn up

apartamento - flat

apeadeiro - train halt

apelido - surname

apenas - only

apertado/a - tight

apertar - to tighten, squeeze

apertar o cinto de segurança - fasten your seat belt

apesar de - in spite of

apetece-me... - I feel like...

apitar - to whistle, to hoot, to buzz

apontar - to make a note of

apreçar - to ask the price of

apreciar - to apreciate

aprender - to learn

aprendiz/a - apprentice

apresentador/a de televisão - tv presenter

apresentar - to present

apressado/a - in a hurry

aproveitar-se de - to take advantage of

aproximar-se de - to get near/close to

aquecedor - heater m.

aquecer - to heat

aquecimento - heating

aquele/aquela - that (see demonstrative pronouns)

aqui - here

aquilo - that (thing)

aquisição - acquisition

ar - air m.

arado - plough

aranha - spider

árbitro/a - referee, umpire

arbusto - bush

ardina - newspaper boy m.

areia - sand

arenque - herring m.

arma - weapon

armário - cupboard

armazém - store m.

arquitecto/a - architect

arquitectura - architecture

arrancar - to pull out, to start, to drive off

arranjar - to arrange

arredores - outskirts

arrefecer - to cool

arrependido/a - sorry

arroz - rice m.

arroz doce - rice pudding

arrumar - to tidy

arte - art f.

artigo - article

artista - artist

árvore - tree f.

árvore (de fruto) - (fruit) tree

asa - wing

aspecto - aspect

aspirador - vacuum cleaner m.

aspirar - to hoover

assado/a - roast

assar - to roast

assassinar - to assassinate, murder

asseado/a - neat and tidy

assembleia - assembly

assento - seat

assim - so, thus, in this/that way

assim como - just like

assim – so

Assim: mesmo assim - even so

assinar - to sign

assinatura - signature

assistência - attendance

assistente de bordo - air stewerd/ess

assistir a - to attend

assistir à aula - to attend class

associação - association

associar - to associate

assunto - subject, matter

atacar - to attack

até - even, see you!

até a - until - as far as

até que - until...+ clause

atenção - attention

atendedor de chamadas - answering machine

atender - to attend

atender o telefone - to answer the telephone

atento/a - attentive

aterrar - to land

ateu/ateia - atheist(ic)

atingir - to attain, reach

atirar - to throw

atitude - attitude f.

atleta - athlete

atletismo - athletics

atrás - back(wards), rear

atrasado/a - late

atrasar - to delay

atrasar o relógio - to put the clock back

atrasar-se - to be delayed

atraso - delay

através de - through

atravessar - to cross

atum - tuna m.

aula - class, lecture (room)

aumentar - to increase

aumento - increase

aumento de preço - increase in price

auscultador - phone receiver, head phone

autocarro - bus

automóvel - car m.

avariado/a - out of order

avenida - avenue

aventura - adventure

avião - plane

avô - grandfather m.

avó - grandmother f.

azedo/a - bitter

azeite - olive oil m.

azeitona - olive

azul - blue

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L  M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | X | Z

Rafa x

Go to top of the page.



Go Back From Portuguese Words In A To Portuguese Dictionary

Go Back from Portuguese Words In A to Home Page

Hey!

Do you feel like giving?
If so, please click on the "Donate" button below to help me keep this website running.


Muito obrigado!
(Thank you so much!)


Rafa's Vocabulary Ticker Is A Unique Language Learning Tool I've Created To Help You Get Fluent Faster.

Check it out here!

And Have You Signed Up For My Free Newsletter Yet?

Enter your E-mail Address
Enter your Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Learn Portuguese with Rafa Newsletter.

Subscribe above
Right Now!

Click here to learn more about Rafa's Newsletter.


The Language Lover's Guide To Learning Portuguese is a study companion for you to understand the intricacies of the Portuguese Language. Check it out here!


Here are some pages you may find interesting:


  • The Portuguese alphabet.
  • European Portuguese Pronunciation
  • Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation
  • Portuguese Determinants
  • Portuguese Nouns
  • Portuguese Verbs
  • Free Portuguese Verb Table
  • Portuguese Adjectives
  • Portuguese Prepositions
  • Portuguese Connectors
  • Portuguese Adverbs
  • Portuguese Question Words
  • Portuguese Numbers
  • Portuguese words similar to English
  • Direct and Reported Speech
  • Useful Portuguese Phrases
  • Days Of The Week
  • Phrases to get by - Brazilian Portuguese
  • Brazilian Portuguese phrases for second meeting
  • Some Portuguese Bad Words
  • Difference Between Por and Para in Portuguese
  • Present Subjunctive in Portuguese
  • Personal Infinitive in Portuguese
  • Future Subjunctive in Portuguese
  • Video-Lessons

  • Software available to learn both, Brazilian and European Portuguese. Check it out!

    * * * * *