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- proper n. The Portuguese language as spoken and written in Portugal, particularly when it differs from other regional varieties of that language.
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The state of religion and education is, I am sorry to say, as low as that of commerce; but the European Portuguese value education highly, and send their children to Goa and elsewhere for instruction in the higher branches.
I have clearly discussed the one other big significant case where the bifurcation took place -- between Brazilian and European Portuguese note that it too involved definite market pressures and formal usage research.
Friday's post announcing that a fan named Eduardo Mercer had translated my story into Brazilian Portuguese sparked two more translations; Luis Filipe Silva translated the story into European Portuguese and Paul Pajo translated it into Filipino.
While those terms are mostly used in the former colonies, many became current in European Portuguese as well.
Portugal: bazar - from Kimbundu kubaza - to break, leave with rush Brazilian Portuguese, particularly in its most informal varieties, and European Portuguese, there can be considerable differences in grammar, as well.
There is Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese.
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