Português (Portuguese)

Photo by Jens Moser on Unsplash
Photo by Jens Moser on Unsplash

With approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers and 260 million total speakers, Portuguese is usually listed as the sixth most natively spoken language in the world, the third-most spoken European language in the world in terms of native speakers, and a major language of the Southern Hemisphere. It is also the most spoken language in South America and the second-most spoken in Latin America after Spanish, and is an official language of the European Union, Mercosur, OAS, ECOWAS and the African Union.

Native Speakers: 215,000,000

Region: Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique

Writing System: Latin script

Language Family: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Western Romance, Ibero-Romance, West Iberian, Galician-Portuguese, Portuguese

Basic Phrases in Portuguese

Hello Olá
Goodbye Adeus
Yes Sim
No Não
Excuse me… Com licença
Please por favor
Thank you obrigado

Online Resources for Learning Portuguese