Funny that in Portuguese goose is "ganso"
In Spanish is "ganso" too.
In German goose is "gans"
That is a sma rt coment
I just checked to see, and it appears that almost all Indo-European languages have a word for goose that likely relates back to a single root, (h)ans-, so the word is similar in a lot of languages.
Easy for me to learn. Brazilian :)
Although the pronounce is different, while it sounds /xans/ the Portuguese sounds /gansu/