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Old 07-20-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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What is the relationship between the two countries; is it more like a Canada and U.S relation ship. Also what are the differences and similarites between the two countries?
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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I guess it is similar to the Dutch-German relationship
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Portuguese is a much more beautiful language than Spanish. I imagine it leads to some jealousy on Spain's part.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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Portuguese is a much more beautiful language than Spanish. I imagine it leads to some jealousy on Spain's part.
A matter of opinion, of course.
I am very familiar with Romance languages - speak a few myself - and find Spanish (from Spain) to be much more beautiful than Portuguese.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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Portuguese is a much more beautiful language than Spanish. I imagine it leads to some jealousy on Spain's part.
Agreed. I learned Spanish so I would have an easier timer learning Portuguese eventually. We'll see how that goes. I really love Portuguese
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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Agreed. I learned Spanish so I would have an easier timer learning Portuguese eventually. We'll see how that goes. I really love Portuguese
Spanish will help but they are different. I actually think Portuguese is easier, at least Brazilian portuguese. It doesnt have a tu tense, you can use the verb "ir" to use future tense, subjunctive isnt as common as spanish, and they use "voce"=you + verb just like english.

It is called the musical language for a reason. When spoken it almost feels like a song. In my opinion the most beautiful of the romance languages.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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A matter of opinion, of course.
I am very familiar with Romance languages - speak a few myself - and find Spanish (from Spain) to be much more beautiful than Portuguese.
Of course but most people that I have met who have heard both prefer Portuguese, but a few prefer spanish. Spanish from Spain is better than South American spanish, which I usually find ugly, but I still find it kind of an ugly language. I find Brazilian Portuguese better than Portuguese portuguese.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Spanish will help but they are different. I actually think Portuguese is easier, at least Brazilian portuguese. It doesnt have a tu tense,
I do not know what a "tu tense" is, but Portuguese does have "tu" as a pronoun.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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I do not know what a "tu tense" is, but Portuguese does have "tu" as a pronoun.
The 2nd person tense. In spanish you would say something like "Hables Espanol?" Portuguese has this tense but it is almost never used. Instead they used tu/voce + 3rd person tense. So you have one less tense to memorize.
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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The 2nd person tense. In spanish you would say something like "Hables Espanol?" Portuguese has this tense but it is almost never used. Instead they used tu/voce + 3rd person tense. So you have one less tense to memorize.
AFAIK in Portugal "tu" is widely used, as well as in southern Brazil.
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