In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As a former colony, its official language remains Portuguese.
- If she were Brazilian, then she would know that Brazil's official language is Portuguese.
- Of course, I speak some Portuguese as well after being there but I have always practised my English.
- The beat of Brazil is also there and in Brazil itself, Portuguese is still the mother tongue.
- Unlike the rest of Angola, where the official language is Portuguese, the language of Malongo is English.
- Within a year I'd like you to speak English because I'm not going to speak Portuguese.
- It seems there are many dialects of Portuguese spoken in several countries in South America.
- I didn't know I had another Brazilian on the line, so we might speak in Portuguese now.
- Brazil and East Timor are former Portuguese colonies, and Portuguese is spoken in both.
- Later, I buy a Popsicle in a small grocery store where the clerk seems surprised to hear me speak Portuguese.
- Gusmao, who speaks fluent Portuguese, could not attend due to scheduling problems, the organizer said.
- His mother is Portuguese and he speaks the language fluently but he has been more than just a tutor to Ricardo.
- Aside from a small number of recently contacted indigenous peoples, all Brazilians speak Portuguese.
- Gallego and Portuguese were a single language until the fourteenth century, when they began to diverge.
- I have so many questions, yet the struggle of having to speak Portuguese leaves me unable to articulate them meaningfully.
- You hear French and Portuguese spoken on the streets a lot.
- Next, regional variants of a language like Portuguese constitute yet another piece of evidence against this hypothesis.
- So why on earth have Portuguese as the official language of East Timor?
- Unless you speak Portuguese, you're going to have a bit of trouble finding your way around though.
- The official language is Portuguese, a legacy of the country's colonizers.
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- He prevented the Danish fleet from falling into French hands and supported the Spaniards and Portuguese in their struggle against Napoleon.
- The Irish are the latest to get on the building bandwagon, which had been dominated by the Italians, Germans and Portuguese.
- The mouth of the Congo River was the base for the Kongo Kingdom which encountered the Portuguese in 1484.
- The Spanish tend to look at the Portuguese in much the same way as the English are supposed to look upon the Irish, at least for the purposes of bad jokes.
- It's a cooperative effort, and the Portuguese and Americans work side by side to carry out the mission.
- European contact with the Igbo began with the arrival of the Portuguese in the mid-fifteenth century.
- It is the story about the Dutchman, the Frenchman and the Portuguese.
- The first Europeans in the area were the Portuguese in the sixteenth century.
- Spaniards and Portuguese adapted this name to tapioca, in which form it became an adopted English word in the late 18th century.
- These were occupied not only by agriculture, but also in mining and trade in copper and salt against European goods obtained from the Portuguese.
- The sailing guides were called portolani by the Italians, roteiros by the Portuguese and rutters by the Dutch and English.
- John points out that teams with conspicuously long hair have been big losers: the Argies, the French, the Portuguese.
- Indian embroideries were being made for Portuguese patrons surprisingly soon after the arrival of the Portuguese in India in 1498.
- Spaniards and Portuguese put regional identity above nationality.
- The survivors, who are Spanish and Portuguese, are expected to leave for home today.
- The first Europeans to discover the country were the Portuguese.
- The first Europeans to reach Nigeria were the Portuguese in the fifteenth century.
- The Annobon population, native to Angola, was introduced by the Portuguese via Sao Tome.
- Many of these are Bantu, sold to the Portuguese in exchange for clothing, liquor, and guns.
- They therefore traded widely with the British, the French, the Dutch, and the Portuguese.
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