Brazil is big on fruits and fruit juice. In Rio de Janeiro you see juice bars everywhere. It will be useful and fun to learn the fruits in Portuguese so you can enjoy fresh fruit and juices in Brazil.
One of the things I miss the most is suco de cajá. Cajá is a delicious, small, oval-shaped, yellow fruit that makes refreshing juice and ice cream. I’ve done some research and found out that in English cajá is called hog-plum. The cajá picture below is from ice-cream maker Kibbon:
If you have ever been to Brazil, you probably had the opportunity to see, smell, touch, and taste some tropical fruits, including some you cannot find in the US, such as caju.
You will also get some great suggestions from Luciana on her post about fruits you must try in Brazil.
So, to make sure you will be able to enjoy cajá, caju, and your favorite fruits when you are in Brazil, check out my flashcards below with fruits in Portuguese. The flashcards have sound.
This set also has flashcards to teach you how to say that a fruit is ripe, green, or spoiled. Useful, right?
Fruits in Portuguese
The flashcards are below.
Tip to use these flashcards: To see the English word on one side and the Portuguese translation on the other, disable (uncheck) “Both Sides” on the top right of the cards. Click to flip the card.
You can play games online with our flashcards.
- a maçã = apple
- a uva = grape
- a banana = banana
- a pera = pear
- a melancia = watermelon
- o melão = melon
- o mamão = papaya
- o abacate = avocado
- o morango = strawberry
- o limão = lemon and also lime 🙂 Learn how to distinguish them here.
- o abacaxi = pineapple
- a cereja = cherry
- o maracujá = passionfruit
- a carambola = starfruit
- a goiaba = guava (I love it!)
- o coco = coconut (IMPORTANT: emphasis on the first syllable or you will be saying poo instead of coconut)
- a manga = mango
- a pinha = sugar apple (my mom’s favorite!)
- a laranja = orange
- a fruta-pão = breadfruit
- a jaca = jackfruit
- a amora = backberry
- o kiwi = kiwi
- o tomate = tomato
- a salada de frutas = fruit salad
- o suco de laranja = orange juice
- o açaí = açaí berry
- o pêssego = peach
- o figo = fig
- a pitomba = pitomba
- o caju = cashew
- o damasco = apricot
- o mirtilo = blueberry
- a framboesa = raspberry
- a nectarina = nectarine
- a romã = pomegranate
- a tangerina = tangerine
What did I miss? Let me know!
There are also flashcards showing you how to say:
- A banana está madura. = The banana is ripe.
- A banana está verde. = The banana is green.
- A maçã está estragada. = The apple is spoiled/has gone bad.
Find more flashcards by Street Smart Brazil on our Portuguese Starter Kit page.
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