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Brazilian Portuguese vs. European Portugese

Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Brazilian Portuguese vs. European Portugese!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it and the other competitions are here as well: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242


We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)

Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!

Brazilian Portuguese -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/SiCkauON5JQ
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/stYJkLlNmsY
  3. Written: Todos os seres humanos nascem livres e iguais em dignidade e direitos. São dotados de razão e consciência e devem agir em relação uns aos outros com espírito de fraternidade.

European Portuguese -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/tVJ9QiF909w
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/RU-Z0SiQKgU
  3. Written: Todos os seres humanos nascem livres e iguais em dignidade e em direitos. Dotados de razão e de consciência, devem agir uns para com os outros em espírito de fraternidade.
November 29, 2017



I think I like European Portuguese better. I think it's cool to have a "slavic" sounding romance language


Actually Brazilian accent was the European accent apoken in Portugal about 400 years ago... Brazilian preserved many nasal sounds that have been extinguished in the current Portugal's accent. That's why Brazilian Portuguese sounds softer and way better than the European one. During the period of colonization of the Americas, European Portuguese had acquired many phonetic influences of several languages.


This one is tricky because they're both the same language but my vote goes to Brazilian Portuguese!

The reason is because it sounds more open when spoken, in comparison to European Portuguese which sounds more closed in my opinion. However, European Portuguese sounded phenomenal when sung!


Brazilian Portuguese!


European Portuguese - it is the child of Russian and Spanish in Phonology.


Gotta love both honestly, though I actively learn Brazilian


Brazilian portuguese sounds way much prettier, IMHO.


Hi everyone! I plan to start learning European Portuguese but I'm not sure if Duolingo app supports this language version. Can anyone of you help with this? Thanks

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