Must Know Connecting Words in Portuguese

Portuguese Connecting Words

Connecting or linking words and phrases, show the relationship between ideas by linking sentences and helping to create a better understanding of the information being transmitted.

As in the English language, it’s equally important in Portuguese to know some of these words, so you can sound more natural and fluent.

The list below is long, but we’ve selected the most important linking words and phrases in Portuguese that you should know for everyday conversations:

Mas, no entanto, porém – but, nevertheless, but

Antes de mais nada, em primeiro lugar – in the first place, first of all

Além disso, além do mais – besides that, on top of that

Ainda, até agora, até hoje  – yet, so far, up till now

Por enquanto – for the time being/for some time

Pois, porque, já que  – because, since

Apesar de  – despite of

Finalmente – lastly

Com relação a – regarding

Com certeza – of course

Em vez de – instead of

A não ser que – unless

Na verdade – actually

Principalmente – specially

Senão – otherwise

Aliás – in fact

Então – so