Your question: Do French and Portuguese sound similar?

No.. it doesn’t sound like french at all. It may sound like spanish.. but you know it’s the same language as european portuguese, we just have a different accent, our own slangs and some vocabulary differs..

Can a Portuguese speaker understand French?

Portuguese speakers can learn French much more easily than say Spanish speakers. It has to do with the range of frequencies they’re able to recognise due to the phonemes in Portuguese being very similar to those in French.

How similar are Portuguese and French?

Lexical similarity between French and Portuguese is 0.75 when 1 is similar. In comparison, English similarity to French is about 0.27, and English to Portuguese is close to zero. The lexical similarity is only one indication of the mutual intelligibility of the two languages.

Can you understand French if you know Portuguese?

On top of that, Portuguese not being French, a lot of vocabulary and verbs are hard to understand if you only speak French (knowing other Romance languages such as Spanish might help a little bit though). So, French speakers cannot understand Portuguese, and Portuguese speakers probably cannot understand French.

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Is Portuguese hard for French speakers?

When it comes to pronunciation, Portuguese is a lot harder than its sister language, Spanish. Unlike Spanish, where there is a very clear link between how words are written and how they’re pronounced, Portuguese shares the difficulties of French or Catalan.

Which is harder French or Portuguese?

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 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.

How much of Portuguese is French?

They share an 89% lexical similarity. This means that the vast majority of words in Spanish and Portuguese are similar. To put this in context the English language has a 60% lexical similarity with German and 27% with French.

Is Portuguese or French more useful?

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.

Do people speak Portuguese in France?

No, it’s not. The only people in France who speak Portuguese are people who’ve studied it, and Portuguese/ Brazilian/ Mozambiquan (etc) immigrants and tourists.

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Is Portuguese easier than Spanish?

For most native English speakers, Spanish is slightly easier to learn than Portuguese. … Portuguese, on the other hand, has nine vowel sounds. Spelling is also more difficult because Portuguese has more silent letters and accents than Spanish.

Is it easy to learn Portuguese after French?

Yes. Portuguese and French are like cousins in terms of pronunciation and grammar. Note, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. And it’s quite common to interchange vocabulary between them.

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