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Learn to speak the Portuguese language with Rosetta Stone’s award-winning program.

by Rosetta Stone

The Portuguese language can be found in many places across the world. It is an official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, East Timor, Cape Verde, Angola, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau (China). With over 220 million native speakers across the globe, Portuguese is the ninth most powerful language in the world.

For many English speakers, learning Portuguese is not as difficult of a language to learn as they imagined it would be. Portuguese grammar and sentence structures are simplified compared to what they are in English. And Portuguese language learners often proclaim that the Portuguese accent is easier to master than a Spanish accent. Because both English and Portuguese share deep Latin roots, many words sound similar and have the same meaning. This is called cognates, and they may give you an advantage when it comes to speaking Portuguese with confidence.

Because Portuguese is a more phonetically consistent language than English, Portuguese words almost always sound the way they are spelled. With this phonetic knowledge in hand, you may find that speaking Portuguese is less overwhelming.

Here are a handful of basic Portuguese phrases and greetings to test out:

  • Olá = Hello
  • Bom dia. = Good morning.
  • Boa tarde. = Good afternoon.
  • Boa noite. = Good night.
  • Tudo bem? = How are you?
  • Obrigado/Obrigada = Thank you
  • Parabéns = Congratulations
  • Feliz Aniversário = Happy Birthday

Learn Portuguese With Rosetta Stone

The ultimate goal of learning Portuguese is to be able to speak the language in real-world situations. Using Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® methodology, you will learn Portuguese, and not simply the words. With over 25 years of trusted expertise developing language learning programs, we are confident that anyone has the ability to learn a new language. Our patented immersive approach teaches you the foundations of Portuguese, and focuses on both spoken and written Brazilian Portuguese in context. The audio and visual cues used will prepare you to use it in your everyday life.

Practice is essential to learn a new language. To help you stick with it and stay on task, the process must fit conveniently into your life. This is why our lessons are designed to be brief and start with the basics. The 10-minute lessons can fit into your schedule anytime, and both the desktop and the mobile app are included in your subscription. Both are always in sync, allowing you to learn Portuguese on your schedule – anywhere, and at any time.

Because pronunciation is one of the most critical aspects of language learning, it’s important that we have tools in place to help you obtain the most accurate pronunciation possible. Our patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine is embedded into every Rosetta Stone language lesson to achieve this. This powerful tool delivers instant feedback and helps you align your accent to the accent of fluent Portuguese speakers. TruAccent is a significant tool which will help you learn to speak and understand the Portuguese language . It’s a great time to start!

Try Our Award-Winning App

Surround yourself with Portuguese (Brazil) whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .

Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .

The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.

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