Portuguese language, Portuguese Português, Romance language that is spoken in Portugal, Brazil, and other Portuguese colonial and formerly colonial territories. Galician, spoken in northwestern Spain, is closely related to Portuguese.
Is Portugal Portuguese the same as Brazilian Portuguese?
Portuguese and Brazilians still speak the same language, but it has evolved in slightly different ways over the years due to cultural and historical differences.
Is Portuguese European?
Portuguese is a pluricentric language, i.e., it is the same language with several interacting codified standard forms in many countries. Portuguese is a Latin based language, with Celtic, Germanic, Greek and Arabic influence.
|Native speakers||40 million (2012)|
What is the origin of Portuguese?
The Portuguese language originated from Latin in the Western Iberian Peninsula. Roman soldiers and colonists introduced Latin in 216 BCE. The language extended to other regions by Roman soldiers, settlers, and merchants.
What race is Portuguese considered?
Presently, the US Census Bureau excludes both the Portuguese and Brazilians under its Hispanic ethnic category (Garcia).
Is Portuguese easier than German?
I would say that Portuguese is a bit harder to learn than German. German is a Germanic language like English, so some words are cognate, they are at least somewhat similar, so that makes them a bit easier for speakers of English to learn.
Why do they speak Portuguese in Brazil?
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.