List of 50+ Insects in Portuguese
Insects are everywhere, be it within your house, the air, the ground, under the soil, the sea, over the water and even in one’s skin!!!! Yeah you heard me right. The estimated number of insect species in the world is about 5.5 million and even in that only 1 million insect species are named. This means that roughly 80% of insects have yet to be discovered. How can you go a single day without hearing the buzz of a bee or a fly or without seeing a fruit fly or a worm? Seeing as that they are everywhere, it becomes of great importance that you learn the vocabulary list of insects in Portuguese.
In order to improve your Portuguese vocabulary, you must learn the list of insects in Portuguese. And this is exactly what we are going to do here!!!
- How to say insects in Portuguese
- Butterfly in Portuguese
- Common insects in Portuguese
- All kinds of Bugs
- Stinging insects
- Pet insects in Portuguese
- Verbs related to insects
- Portuguese Common phrases
- Parts of an insect in Portuguese
How to say insects in Portuguese?
- WORD: The Portuguese translation for “The insect” is “o inseto”
- EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “Cockroaches are insects.” à As baratas são insetos.
- WORD: The Portuguese translation for “The worm” is “o verme” or “a minhoca”
- EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “How many worms do you want?” à Quantos vermes você quer?
Learn about the butterfly in Portuguese.
When you think of a beautiful insect, what do you see? Of course you think of the beautiful butterfly! The butterfly is very colourful, pretty and is a sight to behold. When we see something magical in movies, there are always butterflies flying about with colours galore. Would it not be perfectly fitting if we learnt about the butterfly in Portuguese before we step into other insects (pun intended of course!!!)? Let us learn about the butterfly in Portuguese with example sentences.
- ENGLISH: What is the translation for “butterfly life cycle” in Portuguese?
- PORTUGUESE: Portuguese translation for “Life cycle of a butterfly” is “ciclo de vida da borboleta”
- ENGLISH: What is the translation for “Monarch butterfly” in Portuguese?
- PORTUGUESE: Portuguese translation for “Monarch Butterfly” is “borboleta monarca”
|Butterfly in English||Translation for the butterfly in Portuguese||Example sentence for butterfly in English||Sentences for Portuguese butterfly|
|The Butterfly||A borboleta||There are many butterflies in the garden.||Há muitas borboletas no jardim.|
|The Caterpillar||A lagarta||The Caterpillar ate three leaves.||A Lagarta comeu três folhas.|
|The egg||O ovo||There are millions of butterfly eggs in the forest.||Existem milhões de ovos de borboletas na floresta.|
|Chrysalis||Crisálida||We learnt about chrysalis of a butterfly today.||Aprendemos sobre a crisálida de uma borboleta hoje.|
|Metamorphosis||Metamorfose||In the life cycle of a butterfly, metamorphosis is a very important stage.||No ciclo de vida de uma borboleta, a metamorfose é uma etapa muito importante.|
|The Cocoon||O Casulo||The gardener took care of the silk cocoons.||O jardineiro cuidou dos casulos de seda.|
Most common insects in Portuguese
While there are billions of insects in the world, when you say the word insect in Portuguese or English, you only think of a select few which we see every day. Some insects are more common and commonly used in conversations than other insects. So it is necessary that you learn the vocabulary list of these common insects in Portuguese. This will help you hold a conversation easily. Let us learn about the different common insects in Portuguese with example sentences.
|Common Insects in English||Translation||Example sentence||Sentences for Portuguese|
|The Cockroach||A barata||The cockroach is ten days old.||A barata tem dez dias.|
|The mosquito||O mosquito||There are so many mosquitoes in India.||Há tantos mosquitos na Índia.|
|The Moth||A mariposa||The moth was very large.||A mariposa era muito grande.|
|The Dragonfly||A libélula||I like dragonflies||eu gosto de libélulas|
|The Firefly||O vaga-lume||The firefly is pretty.||O vaga-lume é bonito.|
|The mayfly||A efemérida||The mayfly lives for only twenty four hours.||A efemérida vive apenas vinte e quatro horas.|
|The Fruit fly||A mosca da fruta||Fruit flies love mangoes.||As moscas da fruta adoram mangas.|
|The Gnat||O mosquito||The gnat was very arrogant.||O mosquito era muito arrogante.|
|The Spider||A aranha||Spiders have eight legs.||As aranhas têm oito pernas.|
|The worm||O verme||The worm lives in the garden||O verme vive no jardim|
Common bugs in Portuguese
Ok I’m going to be upfront with you. If there is one thing I hate in this beautiful world, its bugs and creepy crawlies!!! When you say the word bugs in Portuguese or in English, you can see me cringe!! But that gives me more the reason to memorize the wordlist so that I can explain to people that I hate them and I like to avoid them. As with insects, a few bugs are far more common across the world. So it is necessary that you learn the vocabulary list of these common bugs in Portuguese. Along with the list of insects in Portuguese, Let us learn the different bugs in Portuguese with example sentences.
|Common Bugs in English||Translation||Example sentence||Sentences for Portuguese|
|The bug||O inseto / o bug||The scientist caught the bug.||O cientista pegou o bug.|
|The ladybug||A joaninha||Ladybugs are very pretty.||Joaninhas são muito bonitas.|
|The bedbug||O percevejo||I caught the bedbug.||Eu peguei o percevejo.|
|The lice||Os piolhos||This medicine kills lice.||Este medicamento mata os piolhos.|
|The beetle||O besouro||I can eat the beetle.||Eu posso comer o besouro.|
|The dung beetle||O escaravelho||The dung beetle is very strong.||O escaravelho é muito forte.|
|The flea||A pulga||Fleas can jump.||As pulgas podem pular.|
|The tick||O carrapato||Stay away from ticks and fleas.||Fique longe de carrapatos e pulgas.|
Stinging insects in Portuguese?
You put your hand on a flower and all of a sudden there is a super sharp pain in your finger!!!! You scream and throw down the flower. What on earth was that? IT’S A BEE!!!! DAMN YOU GIT STUNG BY A BEE!!! You have to say this to your doctor in Portuguese. How do you do that without knowing the list of insects in Portuguese which sting? Let us learn the different stinging insects in Portuguese with example sentences.
|Stinging Insects in English||Translation||Example sentence in English||Portuguese Stinging Insects|
|The bee||A abelha||The bee sat on the flower.||A abelha pousou na flor.|
|The wasp||A vespa||The wasp flew away.||A vespa voou para longe.|
|The Hornet||A Vespa||Hornets and wasps are enemies.||Vespas e vespas são inimigos.|
|The Honeybee||A abelha||The beekeeper loves his honeybees||O apicultor ama suas abelhas|
|The ant||A formiga||There are two anthills and a billion ants in my garden.||Há dois formigueiros e um bilhão de formigas no meu jardim.|
Pet insects in Portuguese
Do you know that it is very common across the world for people to have insects as pets? Children love having insects as pets as they are hardy and easy to maintain. They do not require constant care and can take care of themselves. Let us learn the different insects which can be kept as pets in Portuguese with example sentences.
|Common Pet Insects in English||Translation||Example sentence in English||Portuguese Common Pet Insects|
|The praying mantis||O louva-a-deus||The young girl has a pet praying mantis.||A jovem tem um louva-a-deus de estimação.|
|The stick insect||O inseto-vara / O Insetos-pau||Stick insects are very weird||Insetos-pau são muito estranhos|
|The leaf insect||O inseto folha||Leaf insects are very cute.||Os insetos das folhas são muito fofos.|
|The scorpion||O escorpião||This scorpion is poisonous.||Este escorpião é venenoso.|
|The Tarantula||A Tarântula||I am scared of tarantulas and scorpions.||Tenho medo de tarântulas e escorpiões.|
A few hopping insects
Have you ever looked at a grasshopper? It looks like a small machine. It can jump up an incredible height, can fly and looks freaky as hell!!! I HATE THEM but my brother loves them!!!! Let us learn the different hopping insects in Portuguese with example sentences.
|Hopping Insects in English||Translation: Hopping Insects in Portuguese|
|The grasshopper||o gafanhoto|
|The locust||O gafanhoto|
|The mantis||o louva-a-deus|
|The cricket||O cricket|
|The cicada||a cigarra|
Insect related Verbs in Portuguese
Now that we have learnt about so many insects in Portuguese, let us now focus on some common Portuguese Verbs which will help us form sentences using these insects. For example, you need to say that the caterpillar crawls but the butterfly flies. You need to say that the bee lives in a hive while an ant lives in an anthill. You need to say that a cockroach has antennae while a wasp has wings.
So basically you need to know a few verbs and nouns related to acts which the insects perform in Portuguese. In this section let us learn about a few verbs related to insects in Portuguese
|Insect words in English||Translation||Example sentence in English||Translation|
|To sting||Picar||The bee stings the boy.||A abelha pica o menino.|
|To bite||Morder||The Ant bites me and it is painful.||A formiga me morde e é doloroso.|
|To fly||Voar||The butterfly flew away.||A borboleta voou para longe.|
|To crawl||Rastejar||The soldier is crawling.||O soldado está rastejando.|
|To walk||Andar||The girl walks fast.||A menina anda rápido.|
|To run||Corre||The athlete runs from Germany to Austria.||O atleta corre da Alemanha para a Áustria.|
|To jump||Saltar||A grasshopper can jump very high.||Um gafanhoto pode saltar muito alto.|
|To pollinate||Para polinizar||The bee pollinates the flowers.||A abelha poliniza as flores.|
Parts of an insect in Portuguese
With the Portuguese insect related verbs done, let us proceed with the parts of an insect in Portuguese and other nouns related to insects in Portuguese
|Insect words in English||Translation: Common Insect words in Portuguese||Example sentence for Common Insects words in English||Sentences for Common Portuguese words related to Insects|
|The stinger||O ferrão||The bee has a powerful stinger.||A abelha tem um ferrão poderoso.|
|The antennae||As antenas||Cockroaches have long antennae.||As baratas têm antenas longas.|
|The wings||As asas||I hate insects which have wings.||Eu odeio insetos que têm asas.|
|The mandible||A mandíbula||The insect’s mandible is quite weak.||A mandíbula do inseto é bastante fraca.|
|The thorax||O tórax||Every insect has a thorax.||Todo inseto tem um tórax.|
|The abdomen||O abdômen||A worm does not have an abdomen.||Um verme não tem abdômen.|
|The legs||As pernas||A centipede has a hundred legs.||Uma centopéia tem cem pernas.|
|The anthill||O formigueiro||There is an anthill near our house.||Há um formigueiro perto de nossa casa.|
|The nest||O ninho||The wasp built a nest.||A vespa construiu um ninho.|
|The hive||A colméia||The beekeeper has many beehives.||O apicultor tem muitas colmeias.|
|The nectar||O néctar||Flowers produce nectar.||As flores produzem néctar.|
Insect related phrases in Portuguese
I have explained all over this post about how I hate insects and how much I am terrified of them. So what do I say in Portuguese when I see one? Let us learn the different common insect related phrases in Portuguese with example sentences.
|Hopping Insects in English||Translation: Hopping Insects in Portuguese|
|I am afraid of insects.||Tenho medo de insetos.|
|Does it sting?||Isso pica?|
|Insects are creepy.||Os insetos são assustadores.|
|It has many feet.||Tem muitos pés.|
|What type of insect is that?||Que tipo de inseto é esse?|
|The mosquito bit me.||O mosquito me mordeu.|
|I am allergic to bee stings.||Sou alérgico a picadas de abelha.|
|I am terrified of insects.||Tenho pavor de insetos.|
|Can it jump?||Ele pode pular?|
|Can it fly?||Isso pode voar?|
|It looks so disgusting.||Parece tão nojento.|
|What does it eat?||O que ele come?|
|Is it poisonous?||É venenoso?|
We have learnt a lot about the most common insects in Portuguese and also about what they do, where they live, the butterfly life cycle in Portuguese and also many more phrases. Hope you had fun learning.