Portuguese is the ninth most powerful language in the world, nicely situated among other economic powerhouses like German and Japanese. Portuguese is spoken across the world, and is the second-most spoken Romance language. It is an official language of Portugal, and also Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, and Macau (China).
English speakers learning Portuguese will find that it is not as difficult to learn as it sounds. The Portuguese grammar and sentence structures are simplified compared to English. And many Portuguese language learners find that the Portuguese accent is easier to master than a Spanish accent. English and Portuguese both share deep Latin roots. Because of that, you’ll find that many words sound similar to English and have the same meaning—also called cognates. These cognates may give you an advantage when it comes to speaking Portuguese quickly and confidently.
Learn Portuguese to be part of the conversation with over 220 million native speakers across the globe. From Portugal to Brazil to Mozambique, learning Portuguese will expand your world more broadly in business and in culture.
Portuguese is relatively quick to pick up and begin speaking. Many native English speakers make the pleasant discovery that learning Portuguese is not as difficult as they might have initially thought it would be. And comprehending it gives you a huge advantage in understanding other Romance languages like French, Italian, and Spanish. Portuguese grammar and sentence structures are actually less complex than their counterparts in the English language.
We understand that the goal of learning Portuguese is to feel confident enough to speak the language and to understand it in real-world situations. Our Portuguese program focuses on learning both spoken and written Brazilian Portuguese in context, using audio and visual cues to help build a language learning program which will have you speaking Portuguese from the very first lesson. Honing your Portuguese pronunciation is an important component, and relies on getting immediate and accurate feedback on your pronunciation efforts. The Rosetta Stone language lesson for Portuguese includes our patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine. This powerful tool delivers instant feedback that will help you align your accent to the accent of fluent Portuguese speakers. TruAccent was developed by carefully scanning and closely analyzing the speech of native Portuguese speakers and is a significant help to you as you learn to speak and understand the Portuguese language.
Surround yourself with Portuguese (Brazil) whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.