Portuguese Language Resources

False friends/Falsos amigos - Part II

Hello there! Do you still remember our last post? Did you do your homework? So, let’s correct it. The previous question was: What is the meaning in Portuguese of the following words? Novel, lamp, expert, fabric, legend, library, office, pork, eventually, policy.

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False friends/Falsos amigos - Part I

How do we say actually in Portuguese? Is it atualmente? Are you sure about that? In a restaurant, if you feel like eating beef, will order bife in Portuguese? Hum… I don’t think so!

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European vs. Brazilian Portuguese: differences or similarities?

Approximately 250 million people worldwide currently speak Portuguese. It is the official language of Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Mozambique, the Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe. It's also one of the official languages of Timor-East and of the special administrative region of Macau in China. As the result of expansion during colonial times, Portuguese speakers are also found in Goa, Daman and Diu in India and in Malacca in Malaysia.

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Which verb do you want to use? Tomar, apanhar or tirar?

If you don't know a foreign language very well, translating from your native language to the other language using a dictionary can be challenging and frustrating, and there’s always the risk that you’ll make a serious mistake.

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Official Portuguese as a Foreign Language Test - Part I

There are many reasons to study a language. Some people do it for business purposes, others simply for leisure. In both cases it’s a challenging opportunity to enrich our personal language skills.

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