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  • Portunhol, the amalgamation with the Spanish language, would mean that eventual selections would not have to be merely based around José Mourinho or, bizarrely, Sven-Goran Eriksson.

    The Guardian World News 2010


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  • A fusion of Brazilian Portuguese and South American Spanish - kind of like Franglais. - spotted on the BBC

    <i>"But Brazilians are proud people, so not everybody approves of Portunhol. Some find it a lazy tactic to avoid learning proper Portuguese. They want you to commit to their country and understand them."</i> - BBC Getting lost in translation in Brazil

    February 2, 2015

  • Brazilians are indeed proud people, most of them far too proud to learn Spanish... or even Portunhol.

    February 5, 2015