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 listen to the lessons while doing chores around the house. The program is very intuitive. I highly recommend the Pimsleur courses.”