What do the Spanish think of the Portuguese?

Spaniards sadly don’t think about Portuguese very much, even those living very close to the “Raia” don’t really keep Portugal or the Portuguese in their thoughts anywhere close to what they would deserve as one of the closest business and cultural partners there.

Do Spaniards and Portuguese get along?

Most Spaniards and Portugese people get along relatively well, even if not perfect relations in modern times. The reason it’s not exactly perfect is because Portugal is more humble, and detached internationally, while Spain is more arrogant and prominent internationally.

Does Spain Hate Portugal?

Spaniards do not hate Portugal at most we just do not think too much of them. Come on, where did you get that idea from? People in the Iberian Peninsula have lived together for endless centuries and of late both countriess are members of the European Union.

Can a Spanish person understand a Portuguese person?

Apart from the difficulties of the spoken language, Spanish and Portuguese also have distinct grammars. … A Spanish speaker and a Portuguese speaker that have never been exposed to each other’s languages will understand around 45% of what the other says. In real life, of course, this is not that common.

Is Portuguese Hispanic or Latino?

Presently, the US Census Bureau excludes both the Portuguese and Brazilians under its Hispanic ethnic category (Garcia).

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Is Spanish older than Portuguese?

Clearly, Portuguese existed for a long time before it was given a name (as did Galician). The Portuguese language is older than Portugal itself, just like Spanish is older (much older) than Spain.

Why didn’t Spain invade Portugal?

1) Portugal is mostly a very hilly, relatively barren terrain (not a very attractive country to conquer). Originally Answered: Why did Spain not conquer the whole of Portugal? Portugal was an empire too, the whole of Portugal was larger than all of Europe.

Is Spanish easier than Portuguese?

For most native English speakers, Spanish is slightly easier to learn than Portuguese. This is primarily a matter of access. … Another reason Spanish is easier to learn is that pronunciation in Spanish is simpler than in Portuguese. Spanish uses five vowel sounds and has very consistent spelling.

Why can’t Spanish people understand Portuguese?

This is due to the fact that Portuguese is a more complex and richer language in terms of phonetics. Spanish has 5 vowel sounds and Portuguese can have 15 vowel sounds. Spanish people understand written Portuguese quite well, but listening is not that great.

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.

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