General conversation

Here are some common Portuguese phrases for general conversation with people you already know.

Asking how someone is

Tudo bem?How's it going?
Como estás?How are you?
Como vão as coisas?How are things?
Bem, obrigadoAlright, thanks
Não muito bemNot so well
E contigo?How about you?
E tu?And you?

Asking what someone is or has been doing

O que estás a fazer?What are you up to?
O que tens feito?What have you been up to?
Tenho trabalhado muitoWorking a lot
Tenho estudado muitoStudying a lot
Tenho estado ocupadoI've been very busy
O mesmo de sempreSame as usual
Não muita coisaNot much
Acabei de voltar de …I've just come back from …
Acabei de voltar da ItáliaItaly

Asking where someone is

Onde estás?Where are you?
Estou …I'm …
em casaat home
no trabalhoat work
na cidadein town
no campoin the countryside
nas comprasat the shops
no comboioon a train
em casa do Pedroat Pedro's

Asking about someone's plans

Tens planos para o verão?Do you have any plans for the summer?
O que vais fazer …?What are you doing for …?
no NatalChristmas
no Ano NovoNew Year
na PáscoaEaster
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