How to say thank you in Portuguese: Muito Obrigado/a

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How to say thank you in Portuguese: Muito Obrigado/a

Learning Portuguese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say thank you in Portuguese: Muito Obrigado/a
Say it out loud: “moo-ee too oh bree gah doo/dah

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Some more helpful words in our Portuguese Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – O Banheiro  (oh bahn yeh roo)
come with me – Venha Comigo  (ven yaa kohm mee goo)
do you speak english? – Fala Inglês?  (Fah lah een gles?)
excellent – Ótimo  (oh chee moo)
excuse me – Desculpe  (jeh scoo pee)
excuse me (to get past) – Com Licença!  (kohm lee sen sa!)
good / bad – Bom / Mau  (bohm / mah-oo)
how do you say…? – Como Se Diz...?  (ko mo see jeez…?)
how much is this? – Quanto Custa Isto?  (koo-an toe coos tah ees too?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – Posso?  (poh soo?)
maybe – Pode Ser  (po jee sehr)
no problem – Não Faz Mal  (nah-oo fah-eez ma-oo!)
please – Por Favor  (pohr fah vohr)
sorry – Perdão  (pehr dah-oo)
thank you – Muito Obrigado/a  (moo-ee too oh bree gah doo/dah)
thanks – Obrigado/a  (oh bree gah doo/dah)
what is that? – Que É Isso?  (kay eh ee-soo?)
where is… – Onde Fica...  (ohn jee fee kah…)
yes / no – Sim/Não  (seehm/na-oo)
you are welcome – De Nada  (jee nah dah)

And here’s how to say thank you in other languages!

Arabic–Shukran lak  (shuk ran lak)
Chinese–Xièxiè!  (Shiye Shiye!)
Croatian–hvala  (hvah luh)
Czech–Děkuji  (DYA kwee)
Finnish–kiitos  (kee eh tos)
French–Merci  (mehr see)
German–danke  (dahn kuh)
Italian–grazie  (gratz ee eh)
Japanese–Arigato Gozaimasu  (Ah Ree Gah Tow Goh Zai Mass)
Korean–Gamsahapnida.  (Gam Sa Ham Ni Da.)
Polish–dziękuję  (jen koo' yeh)
Portuguese–Muito Obrigado/a  (moo-ee too oh bree gah doo/dah)
Russian–Spasibo  (Spah сee bah)
Spanish–gracias  (grah see ahs)
Swahili–ahsante  (ah sahn tay)
Thai–Khop Khun Khrap/Kha  (kop koon krahp/KAH)
Turkish–teşekkür ederim  (teh shake kur' dur im)
Vietnamese–Cảm Ơn  (Kam Uhn)

The phrase "thank you" (Muito Obrigado/a) is perhaps the most important thing to learn in Portuguese or any other language. Showing gratitude for a simple act, like explaining directions, serving food, help with luggage, is among the most valuable means of connecting with others in a foreign culture. If you have the option of learning multiple versions of "thank you", such as a formal means of saying it and a more casual version, learn both and learn what situations to use each version.

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Nathan Montgomery
Biography: Growing up in a family that was frequently on the move, styling myself the "little anthropologist" became my hobby at a very young age. Subsequent and extensive perusals of my father's collection of National Geographic magazines sealed my fate. After spending significant time in Spain, Brazil, Mexico and obtaining a BA focusing on old Iberian epics, I decided it was time to fill in the gaps on the other side of the world and moved to China. Four years and two languages later I received a fellowship for graduate research in Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, where I am currently.
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