5. Portuguese is a curious language! I knew it was similar to various other romance languages, but I didn't realize what a mixture of vocabulary from Spanish, French and Italian that it had! Generally it is closest to Spanish, so a lot of words are very similar but may be pronounced differently. Then there are words that are completely different!
English : dog. Spanish: perro. Portuguese: cachorro. (What the?!)
English : window. Spanish: ventana. Portuguese: janela.
English : to forget. Spanish: olvidar. Portuguese: esquecer.
And on and on.
Here are some French similarities:
English: waiter. Portuguese: garçom.
English: vegetables. Portuguese/French:légumes
And many more.
English: I can. Portuguese/Italian: Posso.
English: 'Bye. Portuguese: Tchau. Italian: Ciao.
there are more I can't think of them right now!
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