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As business owners we all want our businesses to outgrow and outshine others. Often, in order to do so we try to expand our scope widen our reach. Reaching out to the global mass plays an important role in that. And, when we're talking about reaching out to the global mass, language plays a very important role. Hence, the involvement of language services or translation services. More often than not, clients come in with the goal of expanding their ventures. And, in order to help them with that, they seek out translation services or various translation agencies to help them translate their content. Amongst all the global languages, European languages are quite popular and much in demand.

 

Portuguese language translation is one of the more popular language services. But, before we get into the aspects of Portuguese language services, let's take a brief look into the origins and expansion of Portuguese language so that we can understand the complexities and the variants of this language.

A BYTE OF HISTORY

Portuguese, Português or, in its full form, Língua Portuguesa is a Western Romance language that was born in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the one and only offical language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe. It likewise has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau. A Portuguese-speaking individual or country is known as "Lusophone" (Lusófono). During the colonial expansion times, the social presence of Portuguese and Portuguese creole speakers were additionally discovered far and wide like e.g., Cape Verdean Creole, and Papiamento the most broadly used of these.

Just 5% of Portuguese speakers live in Portugal

Obviously, with crowded nations, for example, Brazil and Mozambique having it as their official language, most of Portuguese speakers are not from Portugal. However, the assessed extents of Portuguese speakers outside of Portugal are very surprising—only one-20th of the world's Lusophones really live in the language's nation of origin.

It’s the fastest-growing European language in the world behind English

Due to the humungous numbers of Portuguese speakers across the globe (it is the sixth most spoken language on the planet) and its distribution across South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, Portuguese is growing fast and has the potential to be an “international communication language,” according to UNESCO.

It's the official language of nine nations

It is a typical misinterpretation that Portuguese is just spoken in Portugal and Brazil. Truth be told, it is the official language in nine distinct nations: Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Principe. Moreover, Portuguese is the official language of the Chinese self-ruling region of Macau.

It's majorly influenced by Arabic

As various conquerors from North Africa and the Middle East vanquished Portugal and Spain during the eighth century, a variant of Arabic was the official language of the Iberian Peninsula until the Reconquista of the thirteenth century. The consequence was, the Portuguese language went came under a hefty impact from Arabic, and numerous expressions of Arabic birthplace stay in regular speech, including azeitona (olive), and garrafa (bottle).

Every verb tense has six unique endings

Ostensibly the greatest hindrance for English speakers who are attempting to translate Portuguese is that every verb tense has six unique formations for an assortment of pronouns. That can be a very confusing  task. So, make sure that you give a clear context of your content for the writer to understand.

European and Brazilian Portuguese are very distinct

While frequently contrasted with the distinction among American and British English, which are varieties of a similar language yet fundamentally the same as, Portuguese from Portugal and Portuguese from Brazil are significantly more removed. The principle distinction comes in the utilization of the second-person pronoun. In Portugal, ‘tu’ and ‘vós’ are generally utilized, while these are rarely heard in Brazil, which favours the pronouns ‘você’ and ‘vocês’.

Despite the fact that ‘você’ is viewed as contemporary and less formal, alongside the remainder of Brazilian Portuguese, the inverse is in actuality valid. ‘Você’ is a contracted adaptation of the formal respectful welcome ‘vossa mercê’ ("your kindness"), and a significant number of the contrasts between the two renditions identify with Brazilian Portuguese's tendency to utilize terms from eighteenth and nineteenth century Portuguese.

It just had 23 letters until 2009

As of not long ago, the letters "K," "W," and "Y" were not part of the Portuguese language. In words, for example, ‘kilogram’, Portuguese would trade out the K for ‘qu-,’ quilograma, while ‘W’ and ‘Y’ sounds were just ever found in unfamiliar formal people, places or things. In 2009, Portuguese-speaking nations around the globe got together to sign another "Orthographic Agreement," which normalized spelling structures across various variants of Portuguese and presented the letters ‘K,’ ‘W,’ and ‘Y.’

Portuguese originates from Galicia in Northwest Spain

The foundations of the Portuguese language are situated in the self-ruling network of Galicia, in the north of Portugal and the northwest of Spain. Their language, Galician, was a blend of nearby tongues and regular Latin, and around the fourteenth century, Portuguese developed as a relative language. Indeed, even today, speakers of Portuguese and Galician experience no difficulty understanding each other.  

Now that you have a basic understanding of how the Portuguese language evolved over the period of time and the difference between all the variants of Portuguese language, you will have a clear picture about how to target your audience market and how to go about converting your content from English to Portuguese or Portuguese to English.

At Enuncia Global Media Solutions, we have quite an experienced team of native classical Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese translators. So, if you’re apprehensive about whom to approach for your Portuguese translation project, you need not be. Our professional Portuguese translators can translate your content from English to Portuguese or Portuguese to English quite efficiently, without any hiccups or usual messes. Not just that, our English Portuguese translators are well-versed in both the languages, which means that your project will be delivered in the best of quality. The rates of our Portuguese language services are not just competitive, but Enuncia Global has the cheapest Portuguese translation rates in the market. So, rest assured that your Portuguese translation project will not end up costing you a small fortune and the content will be delivered within your expected deadline.

So, if you’re looking to have your content translated from English to Portuguese or Portuguese to English, you’ve come to the right place. Feel free to call or email for an enquiry at any point on time at +91-9315056112 or info@enunciaglobal.com in order to get a quote. Our team of professional Portuguese translators are trained to handle any size of volume, be it a piece of document for certified Portuguese translation in order to travel or a bulk volume Portuguese technical or Portuguese medical translation. We’ll ensure that your Portuguese translation project is delivered within the deadline and meets all quality parameters.