Brazilian ENGLISH

All European languages are very similar.

So in the beginning itís very easy to think in Portuguese and then change the words to English.

Then many people speak a Brazilian form of English, which many foreign people would have difficulty understanding.

Here are some techniques for more natural English.

SIMILAR WORDS

All European languages are very similar. In English we say "hospital" ,"computer", "football", in Spanish "ola", "Ingles", "casa", in French "Un ecole ", "amour" , "connaiser" ,

When you begin speaking English so many words are the same.

Some other words mean different things so, you have to be careful ......

Brazilian words

English

English word

reform

renovate

reform = update a law

cigar

cigarette

cigar = cheroot e.g. from Cuba

particular

 

particular = something singular and different or fussy

professor

teacher

professor = university teacher (UK only highest academic rank)

pretend

   

parentes

relative

parents = mother and father

lanche

snack

lunch = meal eaten around midday

puxar

pull

push = opposite of pull

 

going out

you can go out for one evening

or you can be going continuously out for 6 months etc

 

dating

is the same as going out for 6 months

you cannot use it about one night

boa noche

good evening

goodnight means good-bye in the evening

 

bon appetite !

good eating we usually use the French ,maybe "Enjoy !" in U.S.

atual

modern

actual= real , actually = "in fact"

some words are the same but are pronounced differently e.g. sandwiches , biscuits