Here are a few of our favourites:

Making comments:

Que bom - How nice

Que giro - How cool / cute / nice

Que fofo - How cute

Que pena - What a shame / Too bad

Que chato - How annoying / boring

Wishing you well:

Parabéns - Congratulations (or Happy birthday!)

Boa sorte - Good luck

Espero bem - I hope so

Agreeing and disagreeing:

Está bem - Okay, All right

Concordo - I agree

Gosto muito - I like (it) a lot

Não concordo - I disagree

Isso é mentira - That’s a lie

Small talk:

Muito prazer - Very nice to meet you

Já não o/a via há algum tempo - I haven’t seen you in a while (formal, masc./fem.)

Temos de pôr a conversa em dia - We need to catch up

O tempo está muito bom - The weather is very nice

Filler words:

When you need extra time to gather your thoughts, instead of “Ummm…”, try “Pronto” or “Então”. These are similar to “Okay...”, “Well...”, or “So…” If you make a mistake, “Quer dizer…” - “I mean…” will help you clarify. “Pois” or "Pois é" will let the speaker know you're listening and understanding, almost like "Yeah", "Mmhmm", “It sure is”, or “That’s right”.

To hear the audio for these examples and listen to ‘small talk’ dialogues, visit