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Learn Portuguese

Worldwide, Portuguese has around 200 million speakers, most of whom live in Brazil. It is also an official language in countries including Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, East Timor, as well as in Macau. With this app, you’ll be learning the European variant, spoken by most people in Portugal. Its vocabulary derives from Latin, with some Celtic influences and loan words from French and English. Speakers of European Portuguese will also be able to understand a large amount of the Galician language and vice versa.

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Where is it spoken?

Portugal

Angola

Mozambique

Guinea-Bissau

East Timor

Equatorial Guinea

Macau

Cabo Verde

São Tomé and Príncipe

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Number of speakers

40,000,000

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Fun facts — Portuguese

Portuguese vocabulary has some influences from Arabic, like 'garrafa' (bottle), 'azeite' (olive oil), 'alface' (lettuce) and 'almofada' (cushion).

'Estar com os azeites' (to be with olive oil) means to be upset or angry.

If someone has water up his beard (água pela barba) it means they're working very hard.

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