Quick Answer: Can Spanish speakers speak Portuguese?

Spanish speakers can understand Portuguese if we speak slowly. They have trouble understanding us (Brazilians), more than we have understanding them. I’m a native Spanish speaker.

Can a Spanish speaker understand Portuguese?

While there are some differences between the two languages, most native Spanish and Portuguese speakers can understand each other if each party speaks clearly.

Is Portuguese easy for Spanish speakers?

Once you have a good grip on Spanish, Portuguese is fairly easy. The only difficult obstacle to overcome is the pronunciation, which is completely different. You can do it though! Note that Brazilian Portuguese is harder to learn than the Portuguese in Portugal.

Can Spanish people communicate with Portuguese?

Can Spanish and Portuguese speakers really communicate well using Portuñol? Yes. Portuñol is a mix of these two languages and is our way to comunicate to each other if both speakers don’t have a base on the grammar of the other language.

Which is older Spanish or Portuguese?

Starting with Marcelo Serrado’s answer, Portugal is certainly older than Spain. In terms of its borders is certainly older than Spain and one of the oldest in Europe.

How quickly can a Spanish speaker learn Portuguese?

I estimate that of 6 months of intensive studies of grammar will be enough for me to became fluent. But if you apply yourself as a student and want to be fluent soon, you could be fluent in 6 to10 months.

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Should I learn French or Portuguese after Spanish?

Portuguese and Spanish are the closest major Romance languages, so learning Portuguese is a logical next step after Spanish. The languages share many similarities that give you a huge advantage in learning Portuguese. Spanish and Portuguese have 89 percent lexical similarity, meaning shared or similar vocabulary.

Is Portuguese easier than French?

Long answer: depends on the other languages you know. If you don’t know english, then French is definitely more useful. It is still spoken all over the world in hotel lobbies and finding a french guide or translator is generally easier than finding a portuguese one.

Can Portuguese speakers understand Italian?

Yes. It’s easy to a Portuguese speaker understand Spanish and Italian written texts.

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.

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