Days & Time of the Day in Portuguese Posted by polyana on Jun 28, 2010 in Learning, Vocabulary
In Portuguese, we tend to use days and times of the day in different orders and such than in English.
For example, in English you would say, “I had lunch late in the afternoon on Wednesday, at 3 o’clock.” In Portuguese, the same sentence would be, “Eu almocei tarde na quarta-feira, às 3 horas da tarde.”
Today we’re going to go over some of the vocabulary and examples on how to use words related to days and times of the day in Portuguese.
Now for a few notes and tricks:
– Note that days of the week in Portuguese are in lowercase as opposed to uppercase in English.
– A trick to remember days of the week is to think of them as having a number order. If Sunday is the first day of the week, and Monday is the second, therefore Monday is, “segunda,” (second) and Tuesday is “terça,” (third), and so on until you get to “sexta,” (sixth) on Friday. If you need to refresh your ordinals, check out this post on Portuguese Ordinal Numbers and their Pronunciation.
– When you do something “in the morning/afternoon/night,” in Portuguese you would put a “de,” in front of it. For example, “Eu tomo café de manhã,” or “Eu saio para dançar de noite.”
– When saying the exact date of something with day included, you do so in this order, “No dia+date+month+de+year+na+day+da+period.” Ex. – Eu nasci dia 14 de novembro de 1985 na quinta-feira, or Minha consulta médica é dia 07 de julho na quarta-feira da semana que vem.
What are some of your other doubts about days and time of the day in Portuguese?
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