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Maria Bom dia! Good day!
John Bom dia! Good day!
Maria Como te chamas? What's your name?
John Chamo-me John. My name is John.
Maria Olá John Hi John
Eu sou a Maria. I am Maria.
John Prazer em conhocer-te. Pleased to meet you.
Maria Prazer em conhocer-te. Pleased to meet you.

Grammar Notes

Bom dia is the standard greeting used among Portuguese people during the day.

Como te chamas? is used to ask the question: [What's your name?]. The word como means [how] and the word te means [yourself]. The phrase translates more literally to something like [How do you call yourself?].

Chamo-me ... is used to say [My name is...], but the literal meaning is closer to [I call myself ...].

In Portuguese, the words eu and tu are the pronouns for [I] and [you] respectively, but in practice, these pronouns are often omitted.

Prazer literally means [pleasure]. The expression Prazer is short for [It's a pleasure to meet you].