In this article, we show you the Driving Vocabulary in Brazilian Portuguese.
We start with specific vocabulary, such as vehicles and parts of a car. Then, we show you the most used verbs for this context of driving.
Oh! We used this opportunity to teach you a little about traffic rules in Brazil! If you want to know more about it, watch the video indicated at the end of the article.
Learn it all right now! Bora!!!
The most common vehicles in traffic:
O Carro – The car
O Caminhão – The truck
A Moto – The motorcicle
O Ônibus – The bus
Partes do carro
Some parts of the car:
A Porta – The door
A Maçaneta – The Doorknob
O Banco (da frente / dianteiro) – The (front) Seat
O Banco (de trás / traseiro) – The (back) Seat
O Volante – The Steering Wheel
A Buzina – The Horn
O Porta-luvas – The Glove Box
O Pedal (do freio, da embreagem, do acelerador) – The Pedal (brake, clutch, accelerator)
O Freio de mão – Handbrake
O Câmbio / A marcha – The Gear
O Cinto de segurança – The seat belt
O retrovisor – The rear view mirror
The most common fuels:
A Gasolina – Gasoline
O Álcool – Ethanol
O Diesel – Diesel
The most common actions when driving:
Ligar o carro – Turn on the car
Dirigir – Drive
Acelerar – Speed up
Frear – Stop
Passar a marcha – Shifting gear
Dar ré – Reverse
Fazer uma vaga – Park
Estacionar – Park
Remember that in this video you will also find an explanation about traffic in Brazil. We even show some traffic signs and their meaning.
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