Christmas and New Year’s Vocabulary in Portuguese

It’s that time of the year again! Time to learn Some New Years and Christmas Vocabulary in Brazilian Portuguese, especially if you are spending the holidays in Brazil, or if you just want to impress your Brazilian friends!

Christmas Vocabulary in Portuguese

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

How Christmas is Celebrated in Brazil

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

Now that you know New Year’s and Christmas vocabulary in Brazilian Portuguese, why not try your knowledge of Easter Vocabulary with this fun quiz.

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