Why learn Portuguese?
Portuguese is the fourth most spoken language in the world, with over 250 million speakers. In addition, Brazil, which is the country with the largest number of speakers, is internationally renowned for its beautiful beaches, football and Carnival, the world’s biggest popular festival. Brazil also has the largest economy in the southern hemisphere, with Portuguese being the best language for doing business. If you already speak Spanish, it is very easy to learn Portuguese as well.
How difficult is it to learn Portuguese?
Learning Portuguese is simpler than you think. If you devote yourself, learn the basics and consume a lot of content in Portuguese and chat with natives, you can learn in a very short time. In addition, Portuguese has very similar words to English and 89% lexical similarity to Spanish.
How long does it take to learn Portuguese?
It depends on your native language. If you speak Spanish, in a little more than three months you can also become fluent in Portuguese. If you speak another language that uses the Latin alphabet, such as English, French, Italian and German, it will take you 6 months to 1 year to go from basic to fluency. However, if your native language uses a different alphabet, it will take you at least one year of studies to achieve fluency.
What is the easiest way to learn Portuguese?
To learn any language you need to learn the basics, talk to a native speaker, receive corrections, consume as much content as possible in the language, and if possible make a complete immersion living in the country where that language is spoken.
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Born in a small town in the interior of the state of Minas Gerais, Diego moved as a small boy to Brasília where he grew up. A lover of technology, he studied Computer Sciences at the University of Brasília. He lived three months in Argentina where he improved his Spanish and also his English while working in a hostel. After he returned to Brasília, Diego worked as a systems developer in the area of language learning support. Currently, he is a professional Portuguese teacher.