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Driving related vocab em Português Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Culture, Customs, Entertainment, Travel, Vocabulary

Have you ever tried to drive in Brazil when there is a “engarrafamento”? Or when the “estacionamento” was so busy you couldn’t find a parking space. Or maybe someone driving ahead of you was so slow that you had to “ultrapassar”?

Take a look at this vocabulary related to cars and driving.

Photo by Rafael Borges

Photo by Rafael Borges

 

A) The road

  1. Auto estrada – motorway
  2. Rua – street
  3. Avenida – avenue
  4. Via de acesso – access/slip road
  5. Rotatória – roundabout
  6. Sentido único; mão única – one way
  7. Cruzamento – junction
  8. Semáforo, sinal – traffic light
  9. Faixa de pedestre – pedestrian crossing
  10. Vaga de deficiente – disabled parking
  11. Vaga – parking space
  12. Engarrafamento – traffic jam
  13. Limite de velocidade – speed limit

 

B) Verbs

  1. Estacionar – to park
  2. Ultrapassar – to overtake
  3. Dirigir – to drive
  4. Dar ré – to reverse
  5. Rebocar – to tow away
  6. Abastecer – to fuel/to get petrol/gas

 

C) The car

  1. Retrovisor – rear-view mirror
  2. Retrovisor lateral – wing mirror
  3. Para-brisa – windscreen
  4. Limpa-para-brisa – windscreen wiper
  5. Porta – door
  6. Porta-malas – boot
  7. Seta – indicator
  8. Placa – licence plate
  9. Farol – headlight
  10. Pisca-alerta – hazard light
  11. Pneu/roda – wheel
  12. Volante – steering wheel
  13. Sinto de segurança – seat belt
  14. Buzina – horn
  15. Painel – dashboard
  16. Velocímetro – speedometer

 

D) Petrol/gas station

  1. Gasolina – petrol, gasoline
  2. Posto de gasolina – petrol station, gas station
  3. Bomba – pump
  4. Óleo – oil
  5. Gasolina aditivada – leaded petrol/gas
  6. Gasolina comum – unleaded petrol/gas
  7. Diesel – diesel
  8. Tanque de gasolina – petrol/gas tank
  9. Lava-jato – car wash

 

Exercício: choose one of the words in parenthesis fill in the blanks

  1. Preciso ir no posto de gasolina para __________. (diesel/abastecer/ultrapassar)
  2. Meu carro está sujo, vou levar no __________. (gasolina, cruzamento, lava-jato)
  3. Está escurecendo, ligue o __________ do carro! (farol/retrovisor/para-brisa)
  4. O __________ está vermelho, você deve parar o carro. (sinal/seta/vaga)
  5. O estacionamento tinha muitos carros, não encontrei nenhuma __________. (rebocar/vaga/roda)
  6. Meu __________ está sujo, não consigo enxergar nada a minha frente. (para-brisa/ retrovisor/pneu)
  7. O __________ da auto-estrada é de 120km/h. (rotatória/engarrafamento/limite de velocidade)
  8. Você deve usar o __________ caso ocorra um acidente. (buzina/sinto de segurança/porta-malas).

 

The answers will be on next week’s post.

Boa semana a todos!

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