In general, Brazilians don’t mind the Portuguese, and I would say that we have a mostly friendly relationship. Amongst certain groups there are some colonial grudges, but as a whole Brazilians seem to respect our European lusophone peers.
Do Brazilians like the Portuguese accent?
In general, Brazilians don’t understand a Portuguese person well mostly because they are utterly ignorant of different dialects of Portuguese. It’s not like Americans who certainly have had years of contact with British speakers through art, media and so on.
Do Brazilians dislike Portugal?
No. Portuguese colonists have all been dead for a hell of a long time and most Brazilians are their descendants to some degree. Brazilians nowadays have absolutely no reason whatsoever to “hate” current Portuguese people for something that happened 200 or more years ago.
Why do people prefer Brazilian Portuguese?
What? Foreigners usually go for Brazilian Portuguese because is easier to learn and the accent is easier to master, also this version of Portuguese sounds happier and funnier than the European Portuguese, and is spoken by over 200 million people while European variation has 11 million speakers .
Can a Portuguese person understand Spanish?
Originally Answered: Can Portuguese speakers naturally understand Spanish? Yes, they can. The Portuguese understand Spanish quite well, even if they have not studied it. When I had not yet learned Portuguese, when I visited this country I spoke Spanish and I had no problem.
Why do Brazilians speak Portuguese?
The reason Brazilians speak Portuguese is because Brazil was colonized by Portugal, but the history is a bit more complex. In the 15th century, Spain and Portugal were the “big guns.” Columbus had discovered America for Spain, while Portugal was advancing along the African coast.
Why did Portugal get Brazil?
After the voyage of Álvares Cabral, the Portuguese concentrated their efforts on the lucrative possessions in Africa and India and showed little interest in Brazil. Between 1500 and 1530, relatively few Portuguese expeditions came to the new land to chart the coast and to obtain brazilwood.
Which is better Brazilian Portuguese or European Portuguese?
However, we recommend you start with Brazilian Portuguese first since many language-learners say its easier to learn than European Portuguese. Then, after you have mastered Brazilian Portuguese, you will only have to make slight vocabulary and grammar changes to speak European Portuguese. A WIN-WIN!
Is Brazil better than Portugal?
Health system in Portugal is better than in Brazil and the laws are more stable. Organization in Portugal is much better than it is in Brazil. Portugal have a better educational system. As an Brazilian that lives in Portugal, i said it depends of what aspects are priorities in your life.