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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
EnglishPortuguese VegetablesEnglish SentencePortuguese Sentences
PotatoA batataPortuguese people love potatoesOs portugueses adoram batatas
CarrotA cenouraCarrots are very cheapCenouras são muito baratas
Sweet PotatoA Batata DoceSweet potatoes are very heavy.A batata doce é muito pesada.
OnionA cebolaDo you like onions?Você gosta de cebola?
LeekO alho-poróWhere do I buy a leek?Onde compro um alho-poró?
GarlicO alhoGarlic has a strong flavour.O alho tem um sabor forte.
TurnipO naboMy least favourite vegetable is the Turnip.Meu vegetal menos favorito é o nabo.
RadishO RabaneteRed Radishes are quite tastyOs rabanetes vermelhos são bastante saborosos
GingerO GengibreThere is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge.Há uma garrafa de pasta de gengibre na geladeira.
BeetrootA BeterrabaCan 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
EnglishPortuguese VegetablesEnglish SentencePortuguese Sentences
Auberginea berinjelaYou know that I hate aubergine!Você sabe que eu odeio berinjela!
Bell Peppers / CapsicumPimentãoBell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious.Pimentões recheados com batatas são deliciosos.
Zucchinia abobrinhaMy baby likes to play with the Zucchini.Meu bebê gosta de brincar com a abobrinha.
Tomatoo tomateTomatoes are red.Os tomates são vermelhos.
Cauliflowera couve-florThat is a very large Cauliflower.Isso é uma couve-flor muito grande.
Peasas ervilhasYou can buy frozen peas in any supermarket.Você pode comprar ervilhas congeladas em qualquer supermercado.
French Beanso feijão francêsThe French beans are rotten.O feijão francês está podre.
Cucumbero pepinoBuy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers.Compre duas garrafas de pepinos em conserva.
Corno milhoCrows love corn.Corvos adoram milho.
Avocadoeso abacateAvocadoes are quite healthy.Abacates são bastante saudáveis.
Mushroomsos cogumelosYou can find over 10 varieties of Mushroom in Portugal.Pode encontrar mais de 10 variedades de Cogumelos em Portugal.
Olivesas azeitonasPortuguese Olives are the best olives in the world.As azeitonas portuguesas são as melhores azeitonas do mundo.
Pumpkinsas abóborasThe largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg.A maior abóbora pesa mais de 500 kg.
Lemonsos limõesCan I have some lemon juice?Posso tomar um pouco de suco de limão?
Brussels Sproutsas couves de BruxelasPlease don’t buy Brussels Sprouts for Christmas.Por favor, não compre couves de Bruxelas para o Natal.
Squasha abóboraThat 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
EnglishPortuguese VegetablesEnglish SentencePortuguese Sentences
Soya BeansA sojaYou can make tasty burger patties with Soya BeansVocê pode fazer hambúrgueres saborosos com grãos de soja
LentilsAs LentilhasDid you know that Lentils are rich in protein?Você sabia que as Lentilhas são ricas em proteínas?
Lima beansO feijão-limaLima beans are quite expensive.O feijão-de-lima é bastante caro.
Mung beansO feijão mungoThe Indian man likes mung beans.O índio gosta de feijão mungo.
Kidney beansO feijãoThe Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco.O mexicano gosta de feijão no seu taco.
Black beansO feijão pretoThe black beans are tastier than kidney beans.O feijão preto é mais saboroso que o feijão.
LegumesAs LeguminosasLegumes are healthy.As leguminosas são saudáveis.
SproutsOs brotosIf you need to lose weight, eat Sprouts every day.Se você precisa perder peso, coma brotos todos os dias.
ChickpeasO grão de bicoWe have a farm and we grow Chickpeas.Temos uma quinta e cultivamos Grão-de-bico.
PeanutsOs amendoinsPeanuts 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
EnglishPortuguese VegetablesEnglish SentencePortuguese Sentences
Asparagusos Espargos / o aspargoI like soup made from asparagus.Eu gosto de sopa feita de aspargos.
Cabbageo repolhoRabbits love cabbage leaves.Coelhos adoram folhas de repolho.
Lettucea alfaceLettuce can weigh over a kilo.A alface pode pesar mais de um quilo.
Spinacho espinafreCan you add some spinach in the salad?Você pode adicionar um pouco de espinafre na salada?
Celeryo aipoCelery is the most important ingredient in a salad.O aipo é o ingrediente mais importante em uma salada.
Broccolio broccolisBroccoli needs to be boiled.O brócolis precisa ser cozido.
Salad leavesa salada de folhasI 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.

EnglishPortuguese VegetablesEnglish SentencePortuguese Sentences
LeafA folhaThe leaf is very big and red.A folha é muito grande e vermelha.
LeavesAs folhasThe leaves are greenAs folhas são verdes
Branchgalho de árvoreThe dog likes the big branch.O cachorro gosta do galho grande.
Treea árvoreThe tree is hugeA árvore é enorme
Treesas árvoresThe trees in India are green.As árvores na Índia são verdes.
Roota raizThe root is deep and powerful.A raiz é profunda e poderosa.
Rootsas raízesThe coconut tree has strong roots.O coqueiro tem raízes fortes.
Flowera florThe violet flower is poisonous.A flor violeta é venenosa.
Flowersas floresThe flowers are prettyAs flores são bonitos
tree trunko tronco da árvoreThe tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables.O tronco da árvore é usado para fazer cadeiras e mesas.
fruita frutaWe should have fruit juice with breakfastDevemos tomar suco de frutas no café da manhã
Vegetableo vegetalAll animals like to eat vegetables.Todos os animais gostam de comer vegetais.



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