Writing Letters or Emails in Portuguese

Writing Letters or Emails in Portuguese

Learning Portuguese isn’t only about how to speak, listen and read. You also have to learn how to write Portuguese, and this includes writing letters, or these days, emails. Below we’ve compiled a list of common phrases to use when writing letters or emails in Portuguese, whether it’s an informal letter or a formal one, such as to a prospective employer, for example.

English (Inglês) Portuguese (Português)
Dear Sir / Madam (very formal) Senhor / Senhora (Sr. / Sra.)Prezado/a
Dear Rodrigo (formal) Prezado Rodrigo
Dear Ms. Paula (less formal) Prezada Sra. Paula
Dear Rodrigo / Dear Paula (personal relationship) Caro Rodrigo / Cara Paula
Dear Rodrigo / Paula (to family or friends) Querido Rodrigo / Querida Paula
Dear friends (informal) Queridos amigos
Hello Rodrigo (less formal) Olá Rodrigo
Hi Paula (less formal) Oi Paula
Good morning Rodrigo Bom dia, Rodrigo
I would be grateful if you could … Agradeceria se pudesse …
Please find attached a copy of the document. Segue anexa uma cópia do documento.
I look forward to hearing from you. Aguardo seu contato.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Aguardo uma breve resposta.
Thank you for your attention. Agradeço a atenção.
Thank you in advance. Agradeço antecipadamente.
I would be happy to provide you with additional information. Coloco-me à disposição para qualquer esclarecimento.
Sincerely Atenciosamente
Sincerely Cordialmente
Regards / All the best (informal) um abraços / abraços
Regards / Love (to close friends and family members) um beijo / beijos