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Portuguese is used in Portugal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, São Tomé & Príncipe, Spain, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and many other countries.

Entries below:  European Portuguese (Lisbon) and Brazilian Portuguese: (Bahia, Caipira, Gaucho, Rio de Janeiro, & Saõ Paulo)
Entries elsewhere:  Daman Indo-Portuguese (Creole), Kristang / Malaccan Creole Portuguese, Sãotomense / Forro (Creole), Sri Lanka Indo-Portuguese (Creole), Judeo-Portuguese

top European Portuguese

The "standard" Portuguese in Portugal is based on the Estremenho dialect.

1) Qual é o meu quarto?

2) Onde é que fica a praia?

3) Onde é o bar?

4) Não me mexas aí!

Lisbon pronunciation shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA):

Lisbon pronunciation

Language information at Wikipedia

top Brazilian Portuguese

1) Onde é o meu quarto?

2) Onde é a praia?

3) Onde é o bar?

4) Não me toque aí!

Pronuncian for various Brazilian areas using IPA:

State of Bahia: City of Rio de Janeiro: State of Saõ Paulo:
Bahia pronunciation Rio de Janeiro pronunciation Saõ Paulo pronunciation

Language information at Wikipedia

top Caipira

The Caipira dialect of Portuguese is spoken mostly in the countryside in the Brazilian state of Sâo Paulo.

1) Adonde é a minha camarinha?

2) Adonde é a praia?

3) Adonde é u bá?

4) Num me cutuque aí!

Dialect information at Wikipedia

top Gaucho (also known as Dialeto Gaúcho and Dialeto Gaudério)

The Gaucho dialect of Portuguese is used in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul.

1) Tchê, adonde é o meu canto?

2) Tchê, adonde é o mar?

3) Tchê, adonde é o bolicho?

4) Não mete as pata pelaí, criatura!

Dialect information at Orbis Latinus (in Portuguese)

Writing system information at Omniglot

Portuguese is also called Português

The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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