Spoken by: ? million
Spoken in: Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor Macau, China
Language family: Romance

Portuguese is spoken by about 170 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese Atlantic islands, Brazil, and Portugal's former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia. 

See separate page for Brazilian Portuguese.

Phonology Edit

Grammar Edit

Ortography Edit

Shares common orthography with Brazilian Portuguese since agreement in force from 2012. There are significant differences in pronunciation, and preferred forms.

Common difficulties Edit

The Foreign Service Institute has classified Portuguese as a "World" language. It is estimated that learning Portuguese to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 24 weeks (600 class hours).[1]

Resources Edit

There is an Foreign Service Institute course for Brazilian Portuguese.

Sublearning - Portuguese to English movie subtitle flash cards

Pimsleur offers courses in Brazilian and European Portuguese.

Duolingo offers a course in Portuguese.

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning;