Portuguese Language Services

Working together with our experienced and qualified Portuguese translators, interpreters, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of Portuguese language services including:

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WHILE YOU’RE HERE... SOME QUITE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE Portuguese LANGUAGE

Portuguese is a Romance language spoken by about 220 million people mainly in Portugal and Brazil (Brasil), and also in Angola, Mozambique (Moçambique), Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), Guinea-Bissau (Guiné-Bissau), São Tomé e Principe, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Equatorial Guinea and Macau. There are also communities of Portuguese speakers in Goa, Daman and Diu in India, and in Malacca in Malaysia. Portuguese is a descendent of Latin, which was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by Roman soldiers, settlers and merchants from 218 BC. The earliest records of a distinctly Portuguese language appear in administrative documents dating from the 9th century AD. In 1290 King Denis decreed that Portuguese, then simply called the "Vulgar language" should be known as the Portuguese language and should be officially used. A reformed Portuguese orthography (nova ortografia), in which words were spelled more in accordance with their pronunciation, was adopted is Portugal in 1916. A slightly modified form was adopted in Brazil in 1943 and revised in 1970. A new orthography which aims to unify the written Portuguese of all the lusophone countries was adopted in Brazil in 2009. Dates have yet to be set for its adoption in the other Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Portuguese SAMPLE TEXT

Todos os seres humanos nascem livres e iguais em dignidade e em direitos. Dotados de razão e de consciência, devem agir uns para com os outros em espírito de fraternidade.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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AND LASTLY, A Portuguese Tongue Twister

um tigre tigrado e dez pratos de trigo
dois tigres tigrados e nove pratos de trigo
tres tigres tigrados e oito pratos de trigo
quatro tigres tigrados e sete pratos de trigo
cinco tigres tigrados e seis pratos de trigo
seis tigres tigrados e cinco pratos de trigo
sete tigres tigrados e quatro pratos de trigo
oito tigres tigrados e tres pratos de trigo
nove tigres tigrados e dois pratos de trigo
dez tigres tigres tigrados e um prato de trigo