Tag: Portuguese

Fire Destroys Museum of the Portuguese Language

A huge blow to the city of São Paulo and Portuguese-language enthusiasts everywhere, the Museu da Língua Portuguesa (Museum of the Portuguese Language) went up in flames on Monday, December 21. The museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to a single language, and a cherished cultural heritage site both for its contents and its location in...

Portuguese Immersion

Talk about tough decisions: Brazil or Portugal?There’s never been a better time to go to Brazil. With the Rio Olympic Games on the horizon in 2016 and the infrastructure already in place from the most recent World Cup, Brazil has never been so equipped to welcome international visitors. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to attract students with its old-world charm, delicious...

Portuguese from Cape to Cape

Brazil may be the Portuguese powerhouse, but the language is still alive and well in AfricaWith a population of just 10 million people, Portugal has seen its language go global thanks to the dynamism of its ex-colonies. Portuguese’s status as the sixth-most-spoken language in the world is a direct result of Portugal’s empire, which owed its power and riches...

Levi’s Book of Barnyard Animals / Portuguese

Levi's Book of Barnyard AnimalsLevi's Book of Barnyard Animals presents 21 different animals of the barnyard -- bull, cat, chicken, cow, dog, donkey, duck, fox, goat, goose, horse, mouse, owl, pig, rabbit, rat, rooster, sheep, skunk, squirrel, and turkey.The following list of words are Portuguese (Português), in page order with the book.PatoFrangoGaloPeruGansoCachorroGatoCabraOvelhaTouroBoiCavaloBurroPorcoEsquiloRatoRaposaGambáCorujaCoelhoRato

Portuguese President Promotes Language During China Visit

On his sixth visit to Macau, the Portuguese Republic President Cavaco Silva recently emphasized the continued value of the Portuguese language in scientific, economic, business and cultural sectors worldwide.Following an official visit to Beijing and Shanghai, Cavaco Silva arrived in Macau last Saturday. He continued to defend the status of Portuguese throughout the duration of his stay, particularly while...

Overcoming Portunhol: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers

U.S. universities have been hip to the unique challenges that Spanish speakers face when they learn Portuguese. Many universities that offer Portuguese also offer a separate section of Portuguese for Spanish speakers, including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, and the University of Chicago. In Brazil, many languages schools are expanding their Portuguese as a foreign language course offerings...

The Portuguese Leviathan

Kristal Bivona explores the natural and cultural diversity of BrazilWake up and smell the cafezinho. The world is finally recognizing that Brazil is half of Latin America and potentially the next world superpower. Students are looking to learn Portuguese to either compliment their Spanish and Latin American studies, or simply because there has never been a more exciting time...

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Connection to Portuguese

by Kristal BivonaPortuguese was declared an official language of Equatorial Guinea last year in an effort to create a bond with other Lusophone countries and earn membership into the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLC). While membership into the CPLC is still under review, Equatorial Guinea signed a Covenant of Technical Cooperation in February with the CPLC’s Instituto Internacional...

Demand for Portuguese on the Rise

Influx of Portuguese Learners Reveals Hole in MarketAs language departments are downsized, or cut altogether in U.S. universities, the demand for Portuguese is growing. Although Portuguese has always been an important world language, it has only recently been recognized as an important language for business and international relations.The profile of today’s Portuguese student is quite different from the humanities...

Portuguese

Portuguese ( português (help·info) or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated from a fusion of the dialect spoken in what is now Galicia and northern Portugal with closely related dialects spoken in territories to the south which had not yet been reconquered by the Christians to the Arabs by the time Portugal was born as a Christian...