Your question: How are Spain and Portugal alike How are they different?

How is Spain and Portugal different?

The Spaniards speak a bit louder and faster than the Portuguese. Spain has more marked regional differences than Portugal. The regional languages are Castilian, Basque, Andalusian, Galician and Catalan. In Portugal, although the accents vary between the north and the south of the continent, the language is the same.

What do Portugal and Spain have in common?

On the surface the two are very similar. They have bullfighting, wine production, romance language, similar architecture, both had massive new world empires and eventually became fascist states. I would say the Portuguese are more patriotic.

How similar are Spanish and Portuguese culture?

In fact, there’s almost 90% lexical similarity between Spanish and Portuguese! That means 9 out of 10 words are similar and have a cognate in the other language. Cognates are words that look and sound similar in both languages because of a common origin.

Why didnt Spain take over Portugal?

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. You see the small European piece of it, but Portugal was a global power.

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Is Portugal better than Spain?

If you want a beach vacation where you can explore a small area, then Portugal is probably best for you. However, if you’re looking to explore multiple large cities with historical attractions, then Spain might be more of your style. That being said, Spain has plenty of beaches, too.

What was the conflict between Spain and Portugal?

Spanish–Portuguese War (1762–63), known as the Fantastic War. Spanish–Portuguese War (1776–77), fought over the border between Spanish and Portuguese South America. War of the Oranges in 1801, when Spain and France defeated Portugal in the Iberian Peninsula, while Portugal defeated Spain in South America.

Is Portuguese friendlier than Spanish?

For example, although the Portuguese are generally a friendlier bunch than the Spaniards, the Portuguese are more reserved than the Spaniards. The Spaniards are also a bit louder, where on the other hand the Portuguese are a little more on the quiet side.

Is Portuguese Hispanic or Latino?

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

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.

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.

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