|English word||Similar Portuguese word (mistake)||Correct meaning + example|
Some people think Portuguese is an easy language to learn, but it is actually one of the most difficult!
The Dove advert on TV led to a lot of controversy.
|Pauta do dia|
In today’s agenda we have made time for a meeting with the Sales team.
(By the way)
The spy’s alias was Mr Black.
I’m an alumnus of the University of London. I graduated in 2001.
I’ve made an appointment to see the dentist.
Before international football matches, they sing the national anthem of each country.
I have to attend two conferences this year for work.
The balcony in my room has the most amazing view!
The collar of my shirt needs a good clean.
|Compromise||Compromisso (Appointment)||Entrar em acordo, fazer concessão|
We need to stop fighting about this and reach a compromise.
The convict escaped from Alcatraz!
I wore a vampire costume last Halloween.
Hospital IT systems store data on all patients.
A magician should be a master of deception. The same is true of politicians!
|Defendant||Defensivo (a) (Defensive)||Réu|
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
The diversion worked perfectly so the security guards didn’t notice us.
The exit to the station is on the left.
|Exciting||Excitante (Rousing)||Empolgante |
I’m really excited about my trip to India!
It will be an exciting trip!
|Exquisite||Esquisito (Strange)||Algo belo, refinado|
This ancient Egyptian vase is simply exquisite!
|Enroll||Enrolar (Curl/roll)||Estar inscrito/se inscrever em um curso/aula|
I’m enrolled on the Higher Maths course this semester.
I need some pieces of fabric to make a patchwork quilt.
|Grip||Gripe (Flu)||Agarrar/segurar |
I lost my grip on the branch and fell out of the tree!
|Idiom||Idioma (Language)||Expressão idiomática|
‘A piece of cake’ is an idiom meaning something that is easy.
It requires skill and ingenuity to be a great designer.
Manchester United’s best player is currently out with a knee injury.
|Journal||Jornal (Newspaper)||Revista especializada|
The Journal of Philosophy only accepts submissions in May.
|Lace||Laço (Bow)||Tecido fino feito de fios, renda|
Her wedding dress was made of beautiful white lace.
|Legend||Legenda (Subtitles)||Lenda |
The legend of Curupira comes from Brazil.
|Library||Livraria (Bookshop)||Biblioteca |
I’m going to the library to pick up some books.
|Lunch||Lanche (Snacks)||Almoço |
I usually have my lunch at 1pm.
The Mayor presented awards to several community leaders.
The moisture level of the soil isn’t high enough to grow flowers.
|Novel||Novela (Soap Opera)||Um livro de ficção |
I’m reading a great novel by J.K. Rowling.
Algo novo e interessante
We came up with a novel idea to solve the problem.
I noticed she had lost weight.
|Office||Ofício (Profession)||Escritório |
Our new office is really modern.
|Parents||Parentes (Relatives)||Pais |
We can have a party at my house as my parents aren’t home.
|Pasta||Pasta (Folder)||Macarrão (tipo geral)|
I love eating pasta when I’m in Italy.
The physician examined the blood tests thoroughly.
|Policy||Polícia (Police)||Políticas, diretrizes|
Our company has recently updated its refunds policy.
There’s still prejudice against ethnic minorities in parts of the labour market.
|Preservative||Preservativo (camisinha) (Condom)||Conservante|
The shelf life of most orange juice is longer because of the preservatives in it.
My sister pushed me in the lake!
I pulled the door open for her.
It takes time to realise and understand the mistakes you have made in the past.
|Record||Recordar (Remember)||Gravar um disco/dados|
May I record this interview?
|Resume||Resumo (Summary)||Retomar, reiniciar|
The meeting will resume at 5pm sharp.
|Retired/Retire||Retirado/retirar (Withdrawn)||Aposentado (a)|
I am 75 and retired.
He is a leading political scholar at the University of York.
|Senior||Senhor (Sir)||Pessoa mais velha que voce (nao necessariamente idosa)|
The senior girls play badminton while the others play hockey.
|Sensible||Sensível (Sensitive)||Sensato (a)|
John’s a sensible guy. He always thinks long and hard before making a decision.