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What are characteristics of some of the dialects of Portuguese?

Asked by scandalousdan (35 points ) February 9th, 2011

In layman’s terms, please, can anyone tell me some of the differences (specifically pronunciation-related) between Peninsular/European Portuguese and Brasilian Portuguese? Examples of words, and how they might be said differently would be very helpful.

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It would be like British English and American English. Usually in Portugal they speak the “correct grammar”... respecting the correct order of pronouns in sentences, corcordance, etc. The accent of Portugal-portuguese is very strong and they tend to omit vowels inside the words. In Brazil, the portuguese is more “flowing”... saying all the vowels and syllables.

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