Portuguese in Portugal vs Brazilian Portuguese – 50 Different Vocabulary List

Portuguese is spoken in Portugal, Brazil and several countries around the world. Portuguese in Portugal and Brazil are not as similar to each other as British and American English. Written Portuguese is not that difficult, but spoken Portuguese can be quite hard to understand each other. Some words are completely different in two Portuguese languages.

Here you will find 50 examples of differences in vocabulary and spelling.

 

English Portugal Brazil
food comida alimento
noodle noodle sopa de macarrão
ham fiambre presunto
beef carne vermelha carne de boi
aubergine beringela berinjela
green pepper pimento verde pimentão verde
beans feijões feijão
cabbage couve repolho
broccoli brócolos brócolis
strawberry morangos morango
pineapple ananás abacaxi
mandarin tangerina nectarina
oil óleo azeite
jam compota geleia
juice sumo suco
sour acre azedo
chopsticks pauzinhos palitos
cup chávena xícara
tissue paper guardanapo de papel lenço de papel
bus autocarro ônibus
train comboio trem
subway metro metrô
tram elétrico bonde
purple violeta roxo
brown castanho marrom
long comprido longo
rain chuva chuvoso
dog cão cachorro
jellyfish alforreca água viva
dragonfly libelinha libébula
beetle escaravelho besouro
owl mocho coruja
sports desporto esportes
baseball basebol beisebol
tennis ténis tênis
t-shirt t-shirt camiseta
jacket casaco jaqueta
scarf lenço cachecol
blacelet pulseira bracelete
bus stop paragem de autocarro ponto de ônibus
gas station posto de combustível posto de gasolina
post office estação de correios correios
police station esquadra de polícia delegacia de polícia
bag carteira mala
guide book livro-guia guia turístico
battery pilhas bateria
wifi password password de wifi senha de wifi
medicine medicina remédio
runny nose corrimento nasal coriza
pain dores dor

 

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