Portuguese is the mother tongue of about 170 million people, mainly in Portugal and the Portuguese islands in the Atlantic (11 million speakers); in Brazil (154 million speakers); and in Portugal's former overseas provinces in Africa and Asia (about 5 million). Although the Portuguese spoken in Portugal differs from the Portuguese spoken in Brazil, in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation, they are mutually intelligible.
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Brazilian Portuguese-Speaking Countries
The differences are equivalent to the differences between English spoken in the USA and in England.
The Pimsleur Brazilian Portuguese course uses the São Paulo dialect.
What People Are Saying
“I learned just enough Haitian Creole using the short Pimsleur program to be wildly enthusiastic about talking to the some of the Haitian people who come to the library where I work.”