Renting a place in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Jul 30, 2021 in Brazilian News, Brazilian Profile, Culture, Customs, Learning, Vocabulary

Olá, pessoal! Hey, guys! Last week we spoke about a topic that affects the majority of people who spend an extended period of time abroad: alugar um imóvel (renting a place). Since this is an extensive topic, we went over os primeiros passos (the first steps) and now we’re moving on to more specific details you should watch out for and some useful phrases ou might hear or say when finally settling into your lar, doce lar (home, sweet home). Venham comigo!

Economize dinheiro alugando um apartamento mobiliado (Photo by Chait Goli from Pexels)

mobiliado, não-mobiliado | furnished, unfurnished

  • Vocês preferem um apartamento mobiliado ou não-mobiliado? | Do you prefer a furnished or an unfurnished apartment?
  • Vamos economizar mais dinheiro com esse apartamento mobiliado já que não teremos que comprar nenhum móvel | We’ll save money with this furnished apartment since we don’t have to buy any furniture

elevador | elevator

prédio | building

andar | floor

varanda | balcony

área (em metros quadrados) | size (in square meters)

Properties in the Portuguese-speaking world will most likely be listed in m².

  • O apartamento fica localizado no terceiro andar de um prédio com elevador, com uma área total de 75m², uma varanda de 3m² e duas vagas de garagem | The apartment is located on the third floor of a building with an elevator and a total area of 75m², a 3m² balcony and two parking spaces.

    Precisamos de duas vagas de garagem (Photo by Sourav Mishra from Pexels)

quartos, cômodos | rooms

  • O apartamento têm quantos quartos/cômodos? | How many rooms does the apartment have?


  • Encontrei o anúncio de um imóvel com dois quartos e uma suíte, perfeito para nossa família | I found the ad for a property with two bedrooms and a suite, perfect for our family.

vaga de garagem | parking spot, garage

Parking on the streets in Brazil is ill-advised, so if you have a car make sure to find a place that has a garage.

  • Temos dois carros, então precisamos de duas vagas de garagem | We have two cars so we need two parking spaces.

senhorio, proprietário | landlord, owner

  • O proprietário está pedindo o imóvel de volta e nos deu dois meses para mudar | The owner is asking for the property back and has given us two months to move.
  • Estou feliz porque faz três anos que o senhorio não aumenta o aluguel | I’m happy because the landlord hasn’t raised the rent in three years.

locatário | tenant

  • O locatário deve dar aviso prévio de um mês antes de se mudar | Tenants must give one month’s notice before moving.

Vocês aceitam animais? (Photo by Adrianna Calvo from Pexels)

aceitar animais | pets allowed

And if you are a pet-lover, you’d better check if the apartment or building aceita animais, that is, if pets are allowed.

  • Gostei muito do apartmento que visitei ontem. Mas infelizmente eu tenho dois gatos e eles não aceitam animais | I really liked the apartment I visited yesterday. But unfortunately I have two cats and pets are not allowed.

quintal | yard

  • Meu sonho sempre foi alugar uma casa com quintal | My dream has always been to rent a house with a yard.

Did you miss our previous post? Check it out here. Stay tuned for more housing-related vocab in the upcoming weeks. Não esqueça de deixar seu comentário abaixo e até a próxima!

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