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I'm planning to learn Portuguese this year as some time ago I read a Brazilian magazine and found that I can understand all of it:eek:

However, before I start learning I'd like to ask some questions:

1) Are there any differences between Portugal and Brazil's portuguese?
2) What are its main complications?

Thanks xx
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(Original post by Miss Mary)
I'm planning to learn Portuguese this year as some time ago I read a Brazilian magazine and found that I can understand all of it:eek:

However, before I start learning I'd like to ask some questions:

1) Are there any differences between Portugal and Brazil's portuguese?
2) What are its main complications?

Thanks xx

Yes there are quite a few differences. Sometimes with the way a tense is formed, and sometimes just with vocab...some words are totally different. Also the accent is very different!
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how were you able to understand all of it?
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More importantly, are you planning to learn Portuguese at university, or just as a hobby?
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how were you able to understand all of it?
I'm pretty sure she's Spanish and the two languages are very close. I can read Italian and understand most of it, same applies for Spanish and Portuguese, just because I can speak French. It's not an uncommon thing
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More importantly, are you planning to learn Portuguese at university, or just as a hobby?
Mmmh, planning to drop History? A revival of the Arabic learners' society is necessary, I need more explanations! :woo:
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Mmmh, planning to drop History? A revival of the Arabic learners' society is necessary, I need more explanations! :woo:
Revive it? I can't find it! :confused:
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Revive it? I can't find it! :confused:
It's here! (The search function is down)
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I suppose I could understand most of Portuguese because it is similar to Spanish.
Anyway, I'm planning to study it as a hobby, not at university.
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Spoken Brazilian Portuguese does not stick to grammar rules. It can be quite confusing, even to people from other Portuguese speaking countries.
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I agree..some words are very diferent..Think it like english and american..but with grammar rules
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