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Docks in Lisbon, Portugal.

Portuguese Wikibook[edit]

Welcome to the Portuguese language Wikibook. Here you can learn the different parts to the Portuguese language through our grammar references and our course. Why not start with the feature word? Previous knowledge on a closely-related language like Spanish might make studying Portuguese much easier.

There are several differences among the three main dialects of Portuguese: as it is spoken in Portugal (European Portuguese), as it is spoken in Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese), and as it is spoken in Africa (African Portuguese). While their written forms are very similar, there are some differences in the spoken language (both in phonology and syntax) that are specific to each of them. Galician, which the Spanish dialect spoken in Galicia (Galician, which at times is considered a separate language) is not a Portuguese dialect, as sometimes it is stated, but Galician and Portuguese can be seen as two dialects of the same language - Galician-Portuguese).

Brazilian and African Portuguese show a great influence in their vocabulary from aboriginal languages and Bantu languages which are not present in European Portuguese. Their phonology is more similar to older European Portuguese variants. Brazilian Portuguese also has several unique Americanisms.

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This course still focuses mainly on the European variety of Portuguese. If you'd like, there is also a course on Brazilian Portuguese.
Since the several variants of Portuguese have been unified, some effort should be made as to merge the works.

Courses for Portuguese spoken in Portugal[edit]

Level One - Beginners
Ten lessons for the absolute beginner.
Level Two - Intermediate
Continuation from the beginner course.

A guide to Portuguese pronunciation

Courses for Portuguese spoken in Brazil[edit]

See also an alternative course in Brazilian Portuguese.

Planning

Introduction

Introduction to the language.

Level One - Beginners

Eight lessons for the absolute beginner.
Level Two - Intermediate

Continuation from the beginner course.

A guide to Portuguese pronunciation

Appendix A - Vocabulary[edit]

Palavra em Destaque
jantar - to eat (dinner) (verb)

Nouns

Adjectives & Adverbs

Verbs

Appendix B - Grammar[edit]

Articles

Verbs

Pronouns

Regular Verbs

Miscellaneous

Irregular Verbs

See also[edit]