Daniel de Castro

Brazil? So, can I practice Spanish talking to you?

Err... No. Not at all!

While I am able to understand people speaking Spanish if they speak really slowly and I can read some Spanish, I cannot speak it at all.

Some people think that all countries in Latin-America speak Spanish, which is not true. Most of the countries do speak Spanish, but:

  • In Guyane (or French Guiana), an overseas part of France, they speak.... French
  • In Suriname, the official language is Dutch.
  • And, in Brazil, we speak.... PORTUGUESE!

If you take a look at the translation version of different softwares (Internationalization), you might even notice that there is, quite often, a version called Brazilian-Portuguese (as there are some differences from the Portuguese that is spoken in Portugal).

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