Portuguese leid

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Whaur Portuguese is spak athort the warld.

The Portuguese leid (Portuguese: Português) is the Romance leid that cam frae Portugal but haes spreid athort the warld lang syne.

Wha speaks Portuguese[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Portuguese leid is the 3rd maist spoken wastren leid (juist efter Inglish an Spainyie) wi aboot 200 million native speakers, an a puckle mair millions aw ower the warld acause the fowk o Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique etc. that traivelt tae mony different pairts o the warld.

Portuguese an Spainyie is baith romance languages an haes a lot o things in common. But they´re no the same. Whiles a Portuguese speaker can unnerstaund a Spainyie speaker, but maist o the times it disna happen. The same aboot Spainyie speakers unnerstaundin Portuguese speakers. A little example is: "Abri a janela muito rápido para jantar" (Portuguese) "Abrí la ventana muy pronto para cenar" (Spainyie) "A opent the windae gey fast sae A can hae denner" (Scots)

The places whaur fowk speaks Portuguese as their mither tongue is Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea Bissau, Macao (Region o Cheenae), Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé an Príncipe an in the ceeties o Goa, Damão an Diu (Indiae).

Wirds in Portuguese that's seemilar tae Scots anes[eedit | eedit soorce]

Portuguese an Scots haes wirds that means the same thing an leuk seemilar an aw. This is acause thir wirds cam frae the same leids (for example the Laitin, Greek or the French).

Examples[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Visão Veesion
  • Informação Information
  • Confuso Confuised
  • Baptismo (Portugal) / Batismo (Brazil) Bapteesm
  • Artigo Airticle
  • Capital Caipital
  • Total Tot
  • Mapa Map
  • Problema Problem
  • História Heestory

Some Scots wirds cam frae Portuguese, for example tank (tanque) an cacao (cacau).

Examples o uisual phrases[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Oi! Hey!
  • Olá! Hello!
  • Que Tal? (Portugal) / Como Vai (Brazil)? Whit like?
  • Estou bem, obrigado. A'm fine, thanks.
  • Fala(s) português? Dae ye speak Portuguese?
  • Falo português. A speak Portuguese.
  • Não falo português. A dinna speak Portuguese.
  • Não falo bem português. A dinna speak much Portuguese.
  • Tenho que ir, adeus! (Portugal) / Tenho que ir, tchau! (Brazil) A maun gang, bye!
  • Até logo! Speak to you later!
  • O que (é que) estás a fazer? (Portugal) / O que você está fazendo? (Brazil) Whit ye daein?
  • Obrigado/a. Thank you

See Forby[eedit | eedit soorce]