Brazilian Directions

These are expressions used when giving or getting directions in Brazilian. Very useful when trying to find your way around or when lost.

Excuse me! (to ask someone): Com licença.
Can you show me?: Você pode me mostrar?
I'm lost: Estou perdido
I'm not from here: eu não sou daqui
Can I help you?: Posso ajudar você?
Can you help me?: Você pode me ajudar?
It's near here: é perto daqui
It's far from here: é longe daqui
Go straight: Vá em frente
Turn left: vire à esquerda
Turn right: vire à direita
One moment please!: Um momento, por favor!
Come with me!: Venha comigo!
How can I get to the museum? : Como chego ao museu?
How long does it take to get there?: Quanto tempo demora para chegar lá?
Downtown (city center): centro da cidade

The following are words which might be used alone or in combination with other words to ask or give directions.

Near: perto
Far: longe
Right: direita
Left: esquerda
Straight: em frente
There: lá / ali
Here: aqui
To walk: andar
To drive: dirigir
To turn: virar
Traffic light: Semáforo.

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