We are excited to link up with Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.
I’m so excited to share my top 10 Portuguese words I love with you all! My family comes from the Azores, and some of these words will be food related, but I hope you enjoy learning them. When I last visited Porto, I was amazed by how many dishes from my childhood were being made 🍃. If you ever visit Portugal, make sure you taste some of these wonderful foods!
I tried to do the pronunciation as best as I could for these haha. And although I speak Portuguese, it is rusty and needs to be improved!
1. As Queijadas (de leite)
The word “Queijada” makes me SO incredibly hungry. And that is because I am reminded of these creamy milk tarts my mother used to make when I was growing up. I love them so much and with some adaptations I can make these at home.
2. (Um) Guardanapo
It literally just means napkin haha. But I love saying it!
3. (Uma) Biblioteca
Can you guess?
4. (Uma) Formiga
An ant! I love how this one sounds!
5. (Um) Golfinho
Pronunciation: this one’s a bit hard for me to type, so I’ll link google translate!
6. (As) Batatas
I absolutely love potatoes. Roasted, fried, in soup. You name it!
This is actually the verb “to pull”! Very useful to learn this one quickly.
Pronunciation: best to hear this one.
This is a very complex word. Saudade is a very deep feeling of melancholy/sadness/nostalgia.
9. (O) Gato / (A) Gata
Pronunciation: Gah-to; Gah-tah
Cat! Olivia’s request 😸
10. (Um) Beija-Flor
QOTD: How do you like to eat batatas?
Let us know!