The Language Room has been providing Portuguese language translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing services for close to ten years. We make sure your requirements are covered and deliver exactly what you need thanks to our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists.
What services do we offer in Portuguese language?
All our services involving Portuguese are listed below. Please click for more information.
If you cannot find the service you are looking for, simply contact us to discuss your project and request a quotation. We are more than happy to help you with any question or request you may have.
Facts about Portuguese
- Portuguese is a co-official language (together with Mandarin Chinese) in Macau, a former Portuguese territory which was given to China in 1999.
- Portuguese belongs to the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from various dialects of Vulgar Latin. Most Portuguese vocabulary is derived, directly or via other Romance languages, from Latin.
- There are close to 220 million native speakers of Portuguese, and 260 million total speakers. It is the sixth most natively spoken language in the world. Only 5% of Portuguese speakers live in Portugal!
- Over the course of the 15th and 16th centuries, as a result of Portuguese discoveries, the language was taken to several regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas, hence why many people speak it natively in places as far away from Portugal as Macau or Angola.
- According to UNESCO, Portuguese is the fastest-growing European language after English and has the highest potential for growth as an international language in the south of Africa and South America.
- Although its speakers are dispersed around the globe, Portuguese has only two dialects used for learning – the European and Brazilian standards. Modern Standard European Portuguese (português padrão/continental) is based on the Portuguese used in the area including and surrounding the cities of Coimbra and Lisbon, in central Portugal. It is also preferred by the Portuguese-speaking African countries. Modern Standard Brazilian Portuguese (português neutro) is based on the Portuguese used in the area including and surrounding the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil.