How Well Do You Know Portuguese Vocabulary?

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Why take our Portuguese Vocabulary Quiz?

Portuguese is the sixth-most widely spoken language in the world. It is gaining prominence in the world of business as one of the official languages of the European Union. The Portuguese language is spoken across Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia and is the official language of eight countries. Discover vibrant and popular cultures worldwide. Be it Portugal’s impressive castles, Mozambique’s vast coastline, or Brazil’s unparalleled flora and fauna and its Amazon forest.

By learning the language, you will be able to communicate with over 200 million people worldwide and it can give you unlimited opportunities to enhance your travel experience. Take our Portuguese Vocabulary Quiz today and learn about the fastest-growing European language in the world!

About the language

Portuguese is a Romance language with a fascinating history that originated in the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal. It evolved from Vulgar Latin with notable influences from Celtic and Arabic languages, giving it a distinct linguistic identity. Today, Portuguese is spoken in multiple countries across four continents and holds the status of the official language in several nations.

One of the most prominent countries where Portuguese is spoken is Portugal itself, where it serves as the national language and plays a vital role in the country’s cultural and historical heritage. Beyond Portugal, Portuguese is also the official language of Brazil, a vast and populous nation in South America. Brazil’s extensive use of Portuguese has contributed to its significance as the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, with a vibrant culture, literature, and music that reflect the language’s influence.

In addition to Portugal and Brazil, the Portuguese language is the official language of several other countries in Africa, including Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Equatorial Guinea. Each of these countries has its unique dialects and regional variations, adding to the diversity and richness of the Portuguese language.

Portuguese is renowned for its unique phonetics, characterized by nasal vowels and specific sounds such as the palatal “nh” sound. It also features complex verb conjugations, noun gender, agreement rules, and an array of verb tenses, including the subjunctive mood, which can be challenging for learners but adds depth and precision to the language.

The Portuguese language boasts an illustrious literary tradition with celebrated authors like Fernando Pessoa, José Saramago, and Clarice Lispector, contributing to world literature. Moreover, Portuguese-speaking countries have significantly impacted the music world with genres like Fado in Portugal and Bossa Nova in Brazil, enchanting listeners with their poetic lyrics and melodic charm.

Languages Related to Portuguese

Below are a few languages that are related to Portuguese in that they also belong to the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family:

Abbruzzese Latin
Brazilian Portuguese Occitan
Catalan Provencal
Corsican Romanian
French Romansh
French Slang Sardinian
Galician Sicilian
Haitian Spanish
Italian
Did you know?

Over 236 million people worldwide are native Portuguese speakers. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Principe, Sao Tome, and Equatorial Guinea.

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