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List of 100+ Vegetables in Portuguese

List of 100+ Vegetables in Portuguese

Let us start off in the absolute beginning. Close your eyes… You are a baby…. What are the first few words that you speak? You start saying words you like which are basically all the food pieces that you eat. And babies are fed all the vegetables. This is true for a Portuguese speaking child as well. For the Portuguese child, it formulates nothing but the absolute basics of List of Vegetables in Portuguese including the list of legumes / beans in Portuguese..

A gorgeous basket of Portuguese vegetables
A gorgeous basket of Portuguese vegetables

Now let us skip ahead and go to school… I’m sure in school, we would have learnt about the vocabulary list of Vegetables. Now what about a child studying in Portuguese? Would it not be the case that they learn about the list of Vegetables in Portuguese and the list of beans in Portuguese?

One of the “most” common topics in Portuguese A1 is learning the vocabulary for how to describe what one ate and this always involves fruits and vegetables. We have already covered list of fruits, berries and nuts in another post. In this post, we will be learning about a comprehensive list of vegetables in Portuguese with tons and tons of examples


Topics to be covered:

  1. How to say Vegetables in Portuguese?
  2. Complete List of Vegetables in Portuguese?
  3. Common supermarket vegetables in Portuguese
  4. Beans and lentils in Portuguese?
  5. Leafy vegetables in Portuguese?
  6. Parts of a plant in Portuguese?


How do you say “Vegetable” in Portuguese?

Why should I read about Vegetables in Portuguese
Why should I read about Vegetables in Portuguese
  • SINGULAR: The Portuguese translation for “The vegetable” is “O vegetal”
    • EXAMPLE: “Potato is a vegetable.” à A batata é um vegetal.
  • PLURAL: The Portuguese word for “The Vegetables” is “Os vegetais”
    • EXAMPLE: “I like vegetables.” à Eu gosto de vegetais.


Root vegetables in Portuguese with examples

Who doesn’t like a nice potato or an onion based dish. If you ask me (a true potato lover that I am) it’s nigh impossible for me to cook without either of the two. Literally speaking, potatoes are like a lifeline to me. Similarly we have a ton of root based vegetables which needs to be memorized in your quest to master the list of Portuguese Vegetables.

These are the common root based Vegetables that are found in any Portuguese supermarket and thus form an important part of the list of Portuguese vegetables. You can now learn the Portuguese vocabulary for the list of root based vegetables in Portuguese.

Root vegetables in Portuguese
Root vegetables in Portuguese
English Portuguese Vegetables English Sentence Portuguese Sentences
Potato A batata Portuguese people love potatoes Os portugueses adoram batatas
Carrot A cenoura Carrots are very cheap Cenouras são muito baratas
Sweet Potato A Batata Doce Sweet potatoes are very heavy. A batata doce é muito pesada.
Onion A cebola Do you like onions? Você gosta de cebola?
Leek O alho-poró Where do I buy a leek? Onde compro um alho-poró?
Garlic O alho Garlic has a strong flavour. O alho tem um sabor forte.
Turnip O nabo My least favourite vegetable is the Turnip. Meu vegetal menos favorito é o nabo.
Radish O Rabanete Red Radishes are quite tasty Os rabanetes vermelhos são bastante saborosos
Ginger O Gengibre There is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge. Há uma garrafa de pasta de gengibre na geladeira.
Beetroot A Beterraba Can you peel the beetroot? Pode descascar a beterraba?


Common vegetables in Portuguese

Ok, let’s do a bit of role play…. You are in Portugal…. You’re in a supermarket trying to pick up some local variety of vegetables to cook and eat.  How do you know which ones you need and which ones you don’t? You need to know the List of Vegetables in Portuguese and the list of lentils and beans in Portuguese.

Now that you have memorized the long list of Portuguese root vegetables, let’s dive into the most common Portuguese vegetables that you can see in Portuguese supermarkets and consumed by most Portuguese households.

Common vegetables in Portuguese
Common vegetables in Portuguese
English Portuguese Vegetables English Sentence Portuguese Sentences
Aubergine a berinjela You know that I hate aubergine! Você sabe que eu odeio berinjela!
Bell Peppers / Capsicum Pimentão Bell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious. Pimentões recheados com batatas são deliciosos.
Zucchini a abobrinha My baby likes to play with the Zucchini. Meu bebê gosta de brincar com a abobrinha.
Tomato o tomate Tomatoes are red. Os tomates são vermelhos.
Cauliflower a couve-flor That is a very large Cauliflower. Isso é uma couve-flor muito grande.
Peas as ervilhas You can buy frozen peas in any supermarket. Você pode comprar ervilhas congeladas em qualquer supermercado.
French Beans o feijão francês The French beans are rotten. O feijão francês está podre.
Cucumber o pepino Buy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers. Compre duas garrafas de pepinos em conserva.
Corn o milho Crows love corn. Corvos adoram milho.
Avocadoes o abacate Avocadoes are quite healthy. Abacates são bastante saudáveis.
Mushrooms os cogumelos You can find over 10 varieties of Mushroom in Portugal. Pode encontrar mais de 10 variedades de Cogumelos em Portugal.
Olives as azeitonas Portuguese Olives are the best olives in the world. As azeitonas portuguesas são as melhores azeitonas do mundo.
Pumpkins as abóboras The largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg. A maior abóbora pesa mais de 500 kg.
Lemons os limões Can I have some lemon juice? Posso tomar um pouco de suco de limão?
Brussels Sprouts as couves de Bruxelas Please don’t buy Brussels Sprouts for Christmas. Por favor, não compre couves de Bruxelas para o Natal.
Squash a abóbora That squash is very heavy. Essa abóbora é muito pesada.


Beans and lentils in Portuguese

WHOOOHOOO!! You have now memorized the long list of root vegetables in Portuguese and the even longer list of common Portuguese vegetables. Step 2 of memorizing the list of Vegetables in Portuguese is now complete….

Step three will be to memorize the most common list of beans and lentils in Portuguese. I understand that lentils and beans strictly don’t fall into the category of list of vegetables in Portuguese, buy hey, can you live without them? A ton of Portuguese dishes incorporate beans and lentils and you really cannot avoid them. They are common in Indian cuisine, African cuisine, and Chinese cuisine and also in South Asian cuisine.

Thus, lentils and beans are quite common in European cuisine and in fact all over the world. So let’s get digging into the list of beans and lentils in Portuguese, a sub part of the list of Vegetables in Portuguese and the list of beans in Portuguese!!

list of beans and lentils in Portuguese
list of beans and lentils in Portuguese
English Portuguese Vegetables English Sentence Portuguese Sentences
Soya Beans A soja You can make tasty burger patties with Soya Beans Você pode fazer hambúrgueres saborosos com grãos de soja
Lentils As Lentilhas Did you know that Lentils are rich in protein? Você sabia que as Lentilhas são ricas em proteínas?
Lima beans O feijão-lima Lima beans are quite expensive. O feijão-de-lima é bastante caro.
Mung beans O feijão mungo The Indian man likes mung beans. O índio gosta de feijão mungo.
Kidney beans O feijão The Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco. O mexicano gosta de feijão no seu taco.
Black beans O feijão preto The black beans are tastier than kidney beans. O feijão preto é mais saboroso que o feijão.
Legumes As Leguminosas Legumes are healthy. As leguminosas são saudáveis.
Sprouts Os brotos If you need to lose weight, eat Sprouts every day. Se você precisa perder peso, coma brotos todos os dias.
Chickpeas O grão de bico We have a farm and we grow Chickpeas. Temos uma quinta e cultivamos Grão-de-bico.
Peanuts Os amendoins Peanuts are common in Chinese cuisine. Amendoins são comuns na culinária chinesa.


Leafy vegetables in Portuguese

Any dish that you order in Portugal will offer you a side of salad. Even a burger will have a leaf of lettuce. You can find hundreds of types of salads across the world. The interesting thing about salad is that you may like one salad leaf and hate another? How do you know which one to ask and which one to not add?

You have to memorize, along with the list of vegetables in Portuguese, the Portuguese vocabulary list for the different types of Portuguese vegetables which can be used for salads.

list of different types of leafy vegetables in Portuguese
list of different types of leafy vegetables in Portuguese
English Portuguese Vegetables English Sentence Portuguese Sentences
Asparagus os Espargos / o aspargo I like soup made from asparagus. Eu gosto de sopa feita de aspargos.
Cabbage o repolho Rabbits love cabbage leaves. Coelhos adoram folhas de repolho.
Lettuce a alface Lettuce can weigh over a kilo. A alface pode pesar mais de um quilo.
Spinach o espinafre Can you add some spinach in the salad? Você pode adicionar um pouco de espinafre na salada?
Celery o aipo Celery is the most important ingredient in a salad. O aipo é o ingrediente mais importante em uma salada.
Broccoli o broccolis Broccoli needs to be boiled. O brócolis precisa ser cozido.
Salad leaves a salada de folhas I usually throw away the salad leaves. Eu costumo jogar fora as folhas da salada.


Parts of a plant in Portuguese

I know that this topic is not included into the list of Vegetables in Portuguese. Also this is a topic which we have covered as a part of another blog (in the list of fruits in Portuguese). However I could not resist including this topic once again since this is one which is super important and highly ignored!!

Do learn and memorize the Portuguese vocabulary master word list for the different parts of a plant in Portuguese along with your List of Vegetables in Portuguese and the list of beans in Portuguese.

English Portuguese Vegetables English Sentence Portuguese Sentences
Leaf A folha The leaf is very big and red. A folha é muito grande e vermelha.
Leaves As folhas The leaves are green As folhas são verdes
Branch galho de árvore The dog likes the big branch. O cachorro gosta do galho grande.
Tree a árvore The tree is huge A árvore é enorme
Trees as árvores The trees in India are green. As árvores na Índia são verdes.
Root a raiz The root is deep and powerful. A raiz é profunda e poderosa.
Roots as raízes The coconut tree has strong roots. O coqueiro tem raízes fortes.
Flower a flor The violet flower is poisonous. A flor violeta é venenosa.
Flowers as flores The flowers are pretty As flores são bonitos
tree trunk o tronco da árvore The tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables. O tronco da árvore é usado para fazer cadeiras e mesas.
fruit a fruta We should have fruit juice with breakfast Devemos tomar suco de frutas no café da manhã
Vegetable o vegetal All animals like to eat vegetables. Todos os animais gostam de comer vegetais.



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