Brazilian or European Portuguese? Which is it?

I'm doing the Portuguese lessons but unsure if they are designed for Brazilian Portuguese or European (Portugal) Portuguese. Does anyone know? I know there is a difference and am interested in moving to Portugal so primarily interested in that aspect of the language. Any help?
Thanks! Steve

February 12, 2019


Duolingo teaches Brazilian Portuguese. I'm sorry but I have no idea to what degree this dialect is understood in Portugal.

February 12, 2019


On Duolingo, we'll teach you Brazilian Portuguese, but you'll also be understood in Portugal.

You can ask in the Portuguese forum how different they really are.

February 12, 2019

Generally you can tell by which flag the language course uses, in this case it is indeed Brazilian Portuguese. I will say having studied BR and occasionally stumbled across European Portuguese, I would recommend focusing on PT-PT resources. There are some fairly significant differences in pronunciation and dialect that make it difficult to understand as a new learner.

Fortunately over in the Portuguese forum we've completed lists of resources to help you learn European Portuguese:

First, a fairly involved discussion on what's different between BR and PT:

And two compiled lists of study materials for PT:

February 13, 2019

Thank you so much for all the info! Wow, I got a lot of learning to do, appreciate it.

February 13, 2019
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