Portuguese for Beginners

Rural Life (A vida rural)


I enjoy living in the open air Gosto de viver ao ar livre
I prefer the country to the town Prefiro o campo à cidade
I love the country Adoro o campo
There’s always something to do at the farm Há sempre que fazer numa quinta
I like helping Gosto de dar uma ajuda
Would you like to spend the weekend with us on our farm? Gostavas de passar o fim-de-semana connosco na quinta?
agricultural implements alfaias agrícolas
agriculture agricultura
barley cevada
barn celeiro
calf vitela
cat gato
cattle gado
chicken coop capoeira
cock/hen galo/galinha
common baldio
corn milho
cornfield seara
country campo
countryman camponês
countyside região rural / campo
countrywoman camponesa
cow / ox vaca / boi
cowshed curral
crop colheita
deer veado
dog / bitch cão/cadela
donkey burro
dovecot pombal
duck / drake pata / pato
fair feira
farm quinta
farm house casa de lavoura
farmer / ploughman lavrador
fence vedação/cerca
fertile fértil
fertilizer fertilizante
festivity festa/festividade
field campo semeado
foilage folhagem
footpath vereda
fork forquilha
gardening jardinagem
goat cabra
goose / geese ganso(s)
grass erva / relva
greenhouse estufa
hamlet aldeola/lugar
hare lebre
harvest ceifa / colheita
harvest time época das colheitas
hay feno
hedge sebe
herd bando/manada
horse cavalo
insecticide insecticida
kitten gatinho
lane azinhaga
lawn (grass) relvado
lawn mower corta-relva
lamb cordeiro
landscape paisagem
mansion mansão
manor house casa senhorial
mare égua
market feira / mercado
meadow prado
mechanised mecanizado
mountain montanha
oats aveia
orchard pomar
partridge perdiz
pig porco
pigeon pombo
pigsty pocilga
polluted poluído
poultry aves (criação)
plough arado
pure puro
quiet calmo
rabbit coelho
ripe maduro
river rio
riverbank margem do rio
scenery vista
seed semente
shears tesoura de poda
sheep carneiro(s) / ovelha(s)
spade
stable estábulo
tractor tractor
tradition tradição
turkey peru
valley vale
vegetables vegetais
village aldeia
wheat trigo
wood (trees) bosque
wood (material) madeira
Verbs
to collect recolher
to cultivate cultivar
to dig cavar
to fertilize adubar
to grow cultivar/crescer
to harvest ceifar
to hunt caçar
to keep conservar/guardar
to milk ordenhar
to mow ceifar
to pick colher
to plough lavrar
to sell vender
to sow semear
to spray pulverizar
to store armazenar
to water regar
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