The Portuguese language in Brazil - professional translation by the translation agency Fasttranslator
The history of the Portuguese language
Etymologically Portuguese extends back to Galician-Portuguese, which emerged on its own as a language at the end of the late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages. With the formation of Portugal, it gained its status as a world language. With great geographical discovery and the Portuguese Empire’s colonization movement, Portuguese attained official language status in many regions of the world.
With the construction of the colonial empire, Portuguese came to Brazil, making it the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas. Vast stretches of Brazilian coastline had already become Portuguese colonies in the early middle ages. The Portuguese spoken in Brazil, however, gradually developed many unique characteristics that made it clearly distinguishable from the Portuguese spoken in other parts of the world. For example, it differs from the variant spoken in the European motherland through various modifications in the accent, as well as in its orthography and grammar. Brazilian Portuguese is, however, the official language and is spoken by the majority of the people living there, by over twenty million inhabitants. If you have business or personal documents in Brazilian Portuguese that you would like translated into one of our 150 languages we would gladly be at your service. We translate quickly, professionally and efficiently. Write to us or give us a call! Only a very small percentage of the population of Brazil, especially those in coastal areas, still speak the old Indian dialects of Guaraní, Makú, Tupi and Gês. Overall, nearly two hundred languages and dialects are spoken in Brazil. The German language, once also widely used in Brazil, was strongly ousted by Portuguese during the Second World War. Because Brazil, as one of the largest countries in South America, has an immense influence on its neighbors, Portuguese is already being taught in schools in many other South American countries.
The dialects of Brazilian Portuguese
Today in Brazil, various dialects of Portuguese have established themselves. The Caipira is spoken in the hinterland of Brazil, including large parts of the State of São Paulo, Paraná, Mato Grosso do Sul, in Goiás, and southern Minas Gerais. Capixaba is the dialect of the State of Espírito Santo, while mainly Fluminense is spoken in Rio de Janeiro. In the Amazon basin, people communicate in Nortista. People speak Paulistano from São Paulo in the West up to the border of the State of Rio de Janeiro in the East. Sertanejo is the dialect of the States of Goiás, Mato Grosso, and Mato Grosso do Sul. Sulista is spoken in the State of Santa Catarina and the south central Brazilian State of Paraná. Our native speaking translators are familiar with the particulars of Portuguese dialects and will translate your texts taking the linguistic circumstances into account. Experience our services for yourself and get into contact us with us.
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