To help you share daily life with Brazilians, you’ll study how to learn portuguese at a level suited to your proficiency, from beginning to advanced. The instructors will help you develop your ability to understand, speak, read, and write Portuguese in both formal and informal situations.
Portuguese is an ancient language with a rich history. A Romance language, it developed in Portugal after Latin was brought there by Roman settlers in the third century BCE. Despite the fact that it originated in Portugal, however, only a small fraction of present-day Portuguese speakers live in the country where it all started. In addition did you know that there are more Portuguese speakers in Brazil than in all other countries where Portuguese is spoken — combined? Or that hundreds of Portuguese words derive from Arabic? Here are some of the most interesting oddities of Portuguese, and the seventh-most spoken language in the world.
1. First of all Portuguese was officially declared a language in 1290.
Portuguese gradually evolved from Latin after it was introduced into Portugal around 200 BCE. In addition it wasn’t until 1290, however, when King Denis of Portugal declared it the language of Portugal, that it was recognized as an official language.
2. Three new letters were added to its alphabet in 2009.
Furthermore before 2009, the letters k, y, and w did not exist in Portuguese writing. Furthermore due to the recent influx of English loanwords, and however, these three letters also were officially added to the Portuguese alphabet in January of 2009.
3. There are over 5 million native Portuguese speakers in Africa.
First of all Portuguese isn’t just spoken in Portugal and Brazil: it’s also used natively by 1.3 million people in Mozambique, and by almost 4 million people in Angola (that’s 20% of the population).
4. Each verb tense in Portuguese comes with six different endings.
Bad news for Portuguese learners: the conjugations can seem limitless. Also like other Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese verbs are conjugated for person and number, meaning that each verb tense has six different unique forms.
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