Natural Disasters in Portuguese Posted by Rachel on Oct 29, 2012 in Vocabulary
With Frankenstorm barreling toward the East Coast of the United States, it’s useful to know words related to natural disasters in Portuguese. While Brazil has very few natural disasters compared to other regions–heavy rain, mudslides, and not much else–it’s good to know these words so you can chat with your Brazilian friends about what’s happening in other parts of the world.
natural disaster – desastre natural
hurricane – furacão
flood – inundação
tornado – tornado
earthquake – terremoto / sismo
mudslide – deslizamento de terra
volcanic eruption – erupção vulcânica
tropical cyclone – ciclone tropical
forest fire – incêndio florestal
sandstorm – tempestade de areia
hailstorm – tempestade de granizo
tsunami – tsunami
typhoon – tufão
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