Portuguese Words

We found some Portuguese words used in Mangalorean Konknai, Which are listed here. If anyone knows more words, Please let us know.

KONKANI – PORTUGUESE – ENGLISH
Aab – avô – grandfather
Aamen – amém amen
afilhad – afilhado – godson
Aji – avó – grandmother
Alma – alma – soul
Anas – ananás – pineapple
Armar – armário – cupboard
balcaun – balcão – balcony
Bankh – banco – bench
Bautism – Butisma Baptism
Besauñ – bênção – blessing
Burak – buraco – hole
Cadel – cadeira – chair
Caju – caju – cashew
Camisa – camisa – shirt
canpaiNha – campainha bell
Cantar – cantar – sing / Song
Cantar Meess – cantar missa – High Mass
Cinz – cinza – ash
Cor – cor – colour
Cumngar – comunhão – Communion
Cumsar – confessionário – Confession
Dev – Deuse – deity
Doth – dote – dowry
Fest – festa – feast
Fest – festa – feast
Firgoz – freguesia – parish
Igorz – igreja – church
Jilab – julapa – laxative
Kazar – casar – marriage/to marry
Khuris – cruz cross
Kopel – capela – chapel
Kuler – colher – spoon
Lisavn – lição – lesson
Maadr – madre – nun/sister
Mãe – mãe – mother
Meess – missa – Mass
Mez – mesa – table
Modorn – madrinha – godmother
Natal – natal – Christmas
Ord – ordem – order
Padri – padre – priest
Paer/per – pera – pear
Pagar – pagar pay/wages
Pai – pai – father
Pintar – pintar – painter
Pintur – pintura – Painting
Podron – padrinho – godfather
Popai – papaia – papaya
Sabaun – sabão – soap
Sacrifis – sacrifício – sacrifice
Sakrament – sacramento – sacrament
San – são saint
Santa – santo – holy
Santa Khuris – santa cruz – holy cross
Simistr – cemitério – cemetery
Spirita Santa – Espírito Santo – Holy Spirit
Susegad – sossegado – quiet
Tanki – tanque – tank
Tint – tinta – ink
Varanda – varanda – verandah
Zanel – janela – window

One thought on “Portuguese Words

  1. I am half black and half Portuguese and I am trying to learn how to speak to my grandmother. She knows no English. Can you help me?

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