Occupations in Portuguese – Part I

Oi gente, tudo bem?🙂 Do you know how to say your occupation in Portuguese? Today I’m going to teach you some of them. Pay attention to the female and male genders!And  DON’T FORGET to check our VIDEO in the end of the post to help you with PRONOUNCIATION😉 profissoes When you want to know someones occupation you may ask: Qual a sua profissao? or “O que você faz?” (What do you do?) Now let’s learn how to answer it using you occupation.

TEACHER OR PROFESSOR

Professor/ Professora professor

Eu sou professor. (male) / Eu sou professora. (female)

QUICK TIP: In Portuguese doesn’t matter if you teach at school or universty, we use the same word “professor” or “professora” for both situations. But you can be more specific saying: Eu sou professora universitária. (I’m a professor at university) Eu sou professor em uma escola (I’m a teacher at school.)

PHOTOGRAPHER

Fotógrafo / Fotógrafa

fotografo

Eu sou fotógrafo.

REPORTER

Repóter ou Jornalista (male or female)

reporter

Eu sou repórter.

TRANSLATOR

Tradutor/ Tradutora

tradutor

Eu sou tradutora.

PROGRAMMER

Programador/Progamadora

programador

Eu sou programador.

HAIR STYLIST

Cabeleireiro / Cabeleireira

cabeleireiro

Eu sou cabeleireira.

TRAVEL AGENT

Agente de viagens (male and female)

agente-de-viagens

Eu sou agente de viagens.

FLIGHT ATTENDENT

Comissário de Bordo / Comissária de Bordo

comissario

Eu sou comissária de bordo.

SALESPERSON

Vendedor / Vendedora

vendedor

Eu sou vendedor.

ENGINEER

Engenheiro/Engenheira

engenheiro

Eu sou engenheiro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEPTIONIST

Recepcionista (male and female)

recepcionista

Eu sou recepcionista.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEF

Chefe de cozinha (male and female)

chefe

Eu sou chefe de cozinha.

DOCTOR

Médico/ Médica

médico

Eu sou médico.

MANAGER

Gerente (male or female)

gerente

Eu sou gerente.

Notice that in Portuguese there is no need to add the indefinite article “a” or “an” before the profession, as we do in English. So you are saying, literally, “I am manager.” And, if you say “Eu sou um gerente” (I am a manager), you are actually saying that you are “one doctor,” as opposed to two!  The only time when you might have to say “um” or “uma” before a profession or a noun, is when you give a description afterwards.

Eg: Eu sou um gerente de vendas. (I’m a sales manager)

So, Qual é a sua profissao? Did you find it here? Wait for the part II with more professions and occupations in Portuguese for you😉. Now check our VIDEO with the pronounciation of the words😉

Click here to watch the video: OCCUPATIONS IN PORTUGUESE – PART I

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