Introduction to Portuguese
The official language in Brazil is Portuguese. Traveling to Brazil is an excellent opportunity to practice the local language.
The Portuguese of Brazil is different from that of continental Portugal in three main ways: vocabulary, grammatical structures, and, most importantly, pronunciation.
Following are translations of basic words and phrases from Portuguese to English and other languages. There are also translations with images that can help you in case of a health or safety challenge. They may help you during your travel and stay in Brazil.
While in Brazil, it is important to keep in communication with your colleagues, friends and family. To learn how to communicate with others while you are in Brazil, read Methods of Communication.
Below you will find links to free resources as well as fun ways to learn about Portuguese.
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