Learning the Portuguese Language
Portuguese is spoken by about 200 million people.
The major Portuguese-speaking countries are Portugal and Brazil,
but Portuguese is also spoken in Angola, Azores, Cape Verde, East Timor,
Guinea-Bissau, Macao, Madeira, Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe.
There are significant differences between Brazilian Portuguese and
the Portuguese spoken in Portugal.
The sound systems are different: If you know Brazilian Portuguese it will be difficult for you to understand Continental Portuguese, and vice versa,
however a native-speaker of European Portuguese can easily understand a speaker of Brazilian Portuguese,
and vice-versa. This means that if you know one version of Portuguese, you will be understood by speakers of the other version.
It is a language related to Latin as are French, Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Romanian and Romansch.
Books and CD's for Learning Portuguese
Portuguese Online Radio and TV
Portuguese Online Newspapers and Magazines
Portuguese Online Language Courses
Portuguese Online Dictionaries and Translators
Portuguese Language Learning Software