Learn Brazilian Portuguese

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About Brazilian Portuguese

Portuguese first came to Brazil in the 16th century and has significantly diverged from European Portuguese in pronunciation, spelling, and grammar. Brazilian Portuguese also takes a lot of words from indigenous Brazilian languages such as Guarani, African languages such as Yoruba, and European languages such as Italian, German and English. As a Romance language, Portuguese has many similarities to Italian, French and Spanish in terms of grammar, vocabulary and syntax.

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Fun facts — Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • If you have a big problem in Brazil, you can say 'Estou frito' - I'm fried.
  • To look for a hair in an egg - procurar pelo em ovo - means to try to find problems where there aren't any.
  • There are vocabulary differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese e.g. sorvete - ice cream - in Brazil but gelado in Portugal, ônibus - bus - in Brazil but autocarro in Portugal, and trem - train - in Brazil but comboio in Portugal.

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