how to pronounce portuguese


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the above transcription of portuguese is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

portuguese is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of portuguese in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… goalless after the Portuguese term that …”

meanings of portuguese


  1. Of or pertaining to the Portuguese language.
  2. Of or pertaining to the region of Portugal.
  3. Of or pertaining to the people of Portugal or their culture.


  1. A Romance language originating in Portugal, and now the official language of Portugal, Angola, Moçambique (Mozambique), São Tomé e Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe), Guiné Bissau (Guinea-Bissau), Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Timor Leste (East Timor), and Brasil (Brazil).
  2. A person native to, or living in, Portugal.

portuguese frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word portuguese occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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