This has a lot to do with the fact that Brazil is such a diverse country, with words incorporated from a number of other European languages as well as African and indigenous dialects.
One key is the letter “x,” which hardly exists in Portugal but appears in quite a few Brazilian words.
These days, the country has set aside its conquering history, content with its world-class infrastructure, high quality of life and groundbreaking drug laws.
The capital of Lisbon, home to about 2.7 million people (a quarter of Portugal’s total population), is one of the oldest cities in the world, far older than other major capitals like London, Paris, and Rome.
Brazil is by far the most expensive South American country, with prices that rival New York’s in the major cities.
Be prepared for some serious sticker shock upon arriving -- a Big Mac costs more than and dinner at a relatively cheap bar can easily set you back the equivalent of .
With all these diverse ecosystems, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most biodiverse countries in the world!
More than most other languages, choosing the country where you learn and become fluent in Portuguese is incredibly important, as it will affect your speaking style and comprehension of the language itself.
Still not sure which culture is a better fit for your Portuguese learning experience?