Christmas and New Year’s Vocabulary in Portuguese

Christmas and New Year are fast approaching again – time to learn a few relevant words and expressions in Portuguese, especially if you are spending the holidays in Brazil, or if you just want to impress your Brazilian friends!

Christmas Vocabulary

Feliz Natal – Merry Christmas

Boas Festas – Happy Holidays

A véspera de Natal – Christmas eve

A manhã de natal – Christmas morning

A ceia de Natal – Christmas dinner

A árvore de Natal – Christmas tree

As decorações de Natal – Christmas decorations

Os enfeites de Natal – Christmas ornaments

Os presentes – gifts, presents

O papel de presente – wrapping paper

O presépio – Nativity scene

A guirlanda de Natal – Christmas wreath

O amigo secreto / o amigo oculto – Secret santa

As canções de Natal / as músicas natalinas – Christmas carols

O cartão de Natal – Christmas card

O Papai Noel – Santa Claus, Father Christmas

A chaminé – chimney

O trenó – sleigh

As renas – eindeers

A ceia de Natal – Christmas dinner

O bolo de Natal – Christmas cake

O peru – The turkey

Cortar o peru – To carve the turkey

New Year’s Vocabulary

Feliz Ano Novo! – Happy New Year!

Próspero Ano Novo! – Prosperous New Year!

A festa de Reveillon  New Year’s Eve party

A véspera do Ano Novo  New Year’s Eve

Primeiro de janeiro  First of January 

Os fogos de artifício  fireworks

O champanhechampagne

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