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how about european portuguese?

It was very disappointing for me that I can only study brazilian version of portuguese language. I like the idea of Duolingo a lot, however it would be much better if there were two versions so we could choose one. Is there any chance that happens? Greetings

May 1, 2013



Duolingo team is not going to add any more languages like it did before. They are planning to work on making it possible for users to add languages, but this is a big work, so I would not expect that too soon.


It would be interesting to hear more about this.

If it's users adding languages......then can we look forward to a Russian course at some point in the future? :)


nah nigs, i think y'all are missing the point that brazilian portuguese is the most culturally dominant and influential version of the language globally. Much of the lusophone world is influenced by the brazilian culture and media. But yeah i think some skills focusing on contintental version and more than just 1 lesson in tu/voce is called for.


It doesn't matter, Portuguese has its origins in Portugal, the European Portuguese version should have been here first, or both at the same time. It would be like proposing Canadian French without proposing French, wouldn't make sense at all to me.



I personally do not see much difference between the Brazilian and the European portuguese but half of my family is European portuguese and whilst trying to speak to them to show off what I have learnt so far they tell me that I sound Brazilian for some reason. Haha. Most of the vocabulary is the same or am I wrong? I understand that it is mostly just the pronunciation? Correct me if I am wrong.

Either way, it would be really great if we could choose between the two.


I believe it is mainly a matter of pronunciation...


I was initially learning EP but have now decided to learn BP as well. The following website is great for EP (http://www.learn-portuguese-with-rafa.com/learn-european-portuguese.html) and for differences between the two languages see (http://www.sonia-portuguese.com/text/brazport.htm). There are also two separate wikipedia articles on EP and BP which are quite good for understanding the differences. I'm not too worried about pronunciation so I mainly use Duolingo for vocab and grammar, and try to note where the EP grammar would be different.


Ps buy Essential Portuguese Grammar (http://amzn.com/0486216500). It's excellent and cheap too!

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