Portuguese Language and Culture

Portuguese is the main, official language of the Portuguese Republic and of its far flung, former colonies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. It is both distinct from and similar to the continental Spanish of neighboring Spain. Questions typically refer to the language's poetic achievements in literature; pivotal roles in colonial exploration and European technology; and particular interactions with regional languages and dialects.

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Portuguese Language and Culture

What does bom dia princesa mean?

Bom dia princesa is portuguese for Good day, princess.

It actually means 'Good morning, princess'. 'Good day' is when someone wishes another 'have a good day', and in that case it's diferent from good morning, though in portuguese 'bom dia' can mean 'good morning' or 'good day', it depends on the context. In this case, it's certainly 'good morning', unless it's used at the end of a conversation or in reply to a 'good day' from the other half, which can mean 'have a good day' as a departing sentence. Hope it's been helpful.

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What does nao sabia que voce fala portugues mean?

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Is De Araujo-Spanish or Portuguese?

De Araujo is a Spanish name. I have a friend called Antony De araujo and he is Spanish.

de Araujo is a noble Portuguese and Spanish name. This surname was created from various Portuguese and Spanish places so named. Its origins are first found in Galicia, Spain.

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Correct pronunciation of the name Jorge?

In Portuguese it is pronounced JORH-JEE. Keep in mind the J sounds like the J in Jacque.

It has almost the exact pronunciation of George (johr-ge, ge as in genetics, and not jee as in jesus).

In Spanish, it is pronounced HOR- Hay, with the H sound a little tighter in the throat, a cross between a K and an H.

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What is a good Portuguese recipe?

Vingadosh is a really good breakfast meal. My grandparents make it alot especially around the holidays and the whole family loves it. As well as Linguica.

Vingadosh is padagee pot roast consisting of baklava, potatoes, eggs, fried rice, sweet bread, almond float, usually served around Christmas time for breakfast or lunch.

Linguica recipes can be found here http://www.gasparssausage.com/linrec.html

there are many different linguica recipes like linguica and eggs, linguica and potato soup, linguica breakfast burrito

These are two of my favorite Portuguese meals, and I hope you will like them as much as my family and I do!

The thing about portuguese gastronomy is that you tens of thousands of recipes to chose from (I mean literally, as for instance there's more than a thousand recipes where the main ingredient is cod, for example). My favourite ones:


Tomato Rice with Fried Horse Mackerel

For every cup of rice, 2 of the same cups of water

1 tomato

1/2 small onion

1 pepper

5 soup spoons of olive oil

5 small Horse Mackerels per person


Decide first how many rice cups you're going to cook. Chop the tomato in halves and the pepper in tiny square bits and mince the onion and boil both in two times the amount of rice you've decided to cook, seeds included, along with 1 olive oil spoon. While boiling, add some rock salt and stir. Afterwards, smash the tomato in the water and KEEP THE WATER , this water will be used to cook the rice in. Now you add the rice to the water and let it cook in low heat. Leave it cooking and fry the Horse Mackerels in a fridge using 4 spoons of olive oil. When the fish's skin is crispy, it's done.

Serve with portuguese corn bread ('broa').


Portuguese rice pudding

250g white rice

250g white sugar

6dl water

1tbsp butter

1,25l milk

5 egg yolks

1 cinnamon stick

1 large strip of lemon zest

Powdered cinnamon

Pour water in a pan. Add zest, a cinnamon stick and some butter. When the water starts boiling, add rice and let it cook over a low heat until the water has almost evaporated.

Add milk to the rice (2dl each time) and let it cook, still in low heat. When you add the last cup of milk, add sugar. Let everything cook until you obtain a creamy mixture.

Remove the pan from the heat and wait until it cools off a bit.

Lightly beat the egg yolks with some milk and add them to the rice. Place the pan back on the (low) heat and gently stir the rice until all the yolks are cooked. Again, and at last, remove the pan from the heat.

As for meat, my fave ones are Portuguese Stew (pork, chicken and cow meat along with 3 diferent sausages called 'chouriço', 'farinheira' and morcela', served with boiled potatoes, rice, green cabbage, turnips and carrots) and Favas (fava or broad beans served with pork ribs, bacon and the same 3 sausages in the portuguese stew recipe). You have so many you'd choke. Bom apetite. :)

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Portuguese Language and Culture

What is the biggest Portuguese word?


it's actually anticonstitucionaliSSimamente

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What is the motto of Portugal?

Portugal has no official motto.

From 1926 to 1974, the motto was 'Deus, Pátria e Família!' ('God, Country and Family'). On Apr 25 1974 the 'Cloves Revolution' took place and, since this was a fascist motto, it was basically forgotten and disused.

Portuguese Language and Culture

What are black sounds and white sounds?

White sounds are random noise.

?? Black ?? maybe blessed silence.

Piano perhaps or organ.

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What language is the word carkara?


Portuguese Language and Culture

What describes the climate of Spain and Portugal?

Both Spain and Portugal along with most of southern Europe have the mediterranean climate with cool wet winters and humid summers on the coast with hot and dry ones inland.

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Are upside down exclamation marks used in portugeuse?

No, they're not. Neither are upside-down question marks.

Spanish: ¿Cómo te llamas?

Portuguese: Como te chamas?

Portuguese Language and Culture

What does the Latin phrase 'Nunc est bibendum' mean?

Th English equivalent of the Latin sentence 'Nunc est bibendum' is the following: Now is [the time for] drinking. The word-by-word translation is as follows: 'nunc' means 'now'; 'est' means '[It] is'; and 'bibendum' means 'the act of drinking'. The pronunciation is the following: noonk ehst bee-BEHN-doom.

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Where is Portuguese spoken in the world?

Angola, Brasil, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Moçambique, Portugal, São Tomé e Príncipe, and Timor Leste.

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What does versatile mean?

Versatile-able to do many things well.

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Will Adderall help you learn French?

Adderall doesn\'t directly increase your ability to learn anything; that is to say, your memory alone is no better with or without it. Adderall does, however, tend to increase focus and motivation, which could help you learn the material.
If it hasn\'t been prescribed to you by a doctor, though, I wouldn\'t use it as a tool to learn French, or for that matter anything else. Most people only feel as if they study better and produce work of higher quality while they\'re under the influence of it, while the reality of the situation is that they are capable of the same things sober with just a bit of persistence. If you use it consistently, the cost adds up significantly, and you\'d be surprised at how addicting this stuff can be, and where you\'ll quickly find yourself. Take it from an amphetamine addict. Most people aren\'t nearly as biologically prone as I am, but if you\'ve never taken it before and a doctor hasn\'t felt the need to give it to you, it\'s not nearly worth the potential legal, monetary, and health problems it could give rise to.

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What ethnicity is the name Sousa?

The Spanish surname Sousa is the Castilian form of the Galician and Portuguese surname Sousa or Souza.

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Which size is a '40 made in Portugal'?

Usually a size 10 in U.S. women's clothing is the equivalent to a size 40 in women's suits and dresses made in Portugal. Usually sizes 50 in men's suits and overcoats and 102 in men's trousers made in Portugal are the equivalents of size 40 in both in U.S. men's clothing.

Size 40 in women's shoes made in Portugal is usually a size 8 in U.S. women's shoes. Size 40 in men's shoes made in Portugal is usually size 7.5 in U.S. men's shoes.

Portuguese Language and Culture

What is Portugal's government like?

Portugal is a parliamentary republic. The President is the head of state. The Prime Minister is head of government. The other two components of government are the courts and parliament, Assembleia da República [Assembly of the Republic].

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What was the primary difference between the Spanish and Portuguese empires?

Unlike the Spanish empire that was almost exclusively American, the Portuguese empire included colonies and outposts in Asia and Africa as well as Brazil.

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Is 'Bom dia' Italian?

No, it is Potuguese, I believe

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Describe the location of Portugal?

Portugal lies at the (South)westernmost point of Europe, being a small country in the Iberian Peninsula, bordering with Spain (at the East and extreme Northeast), connected with Galicia in the North, and being bathed by the Atlantic Ocean at the South and West. Its latitude is 39º 30' N and longitude 8º 00' W, it thus being located not so far from Morocco (Northwesternmost point of Africa) as from the Mediterranean Sea as well.

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What part of the new world was influenced by Portuguese culture?

Portugal's only land in the New World (that lasted) was Brazil, a colony (and modern day country) comprising over half of the South American continent. Brazil's official and most spoken language is by far Portuguese and it also shows cultural influence by the Portuguese. Uruguay was at once a part of Portuguese Brazil so you too could argue that it has been influenced by its Portuguese rulers.

Portuguese Language and Culture

How do you say i love you with all my heart in Portuguese?

Eu te amo do fundo do meu coração

In PT Portuguese, 'Eu amo-te do fundo do coração.'

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What is Portugal's absolute and relative location?

Portugal's absolute location is 38 degrees 42 minutes North latitude and 9 degrees 11 minutes West longitude.

Portugal's relative location is on the Iberian Peninsulain southwestern Europe. It's located in the western part of the peninsula. Portugal is bordered by Spain on the east and the north. The Atlantic Ocean borders Portugal on the south and the west.

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Who was the leader of Portugal in ww1?

Manuel de Arriaga - 1911-1915 (resigned)


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