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Old 01-22-2019, 04:05 PM
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What about people from Portugal? Can they easily pass for Brazilians? And vice-versa? (Especially Brazilians primarily of Portuguese origins?)
No Brazilians can rarely pick up the standard European Portuguese accent some east Europeans can though after a few years. If your referring to looks then yes some can but it becomes obvious after interacting. The Portuguese don't pick up the various Brazilian accents entirely either.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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I pass for Italian.


I also try to hide my foreign accent but it does not always work. When I feel cheeky I say i'm from some alpine valley of North Italy. People sometimes believe me, especially if they're from the south.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:32 AM
 
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What about people from Portugal? Can they easily pass for Brazilians? And vice-versa? (Especially Brazilians primarily of Portuguese origins?)
The problem is the much different accent it is same way of the American English vs Britsh English, easy to pickup.

In looking some white Brazilians and also some mixed Brazilians can pass for Portuguese but many white Brazilians are mixed of 2 or more Europeans nationalities so they don't look the standard Portuguese looking.
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Madrid
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I pass for Italian.


I also try to hide my foreign accent but it does not always work. When I feel cheeky I say i'm from some alpine valley of North Italy. People sometimes believe me, especially if they're from the south.
Where are you from originally?
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:02 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I pass for Italian.


I also try to hide my foreign accent but it does not always work. When I feel cheeky I say i'm from some alpine valley of North Italy. People sometimes believe me, especially if they're from the south.
I never studied Italian seriously, but as a great-grandson of italians, I can understand well and I have a convincing accent; thus, when travelling to Italy, I could easily pass as a native italian when talking in the hotel, restaurant, and so on. In Rome, I had a quite extensive conversation with a native italian in the taxi - mixing italian with some portuguese words, and, for my surprise, he praised my skills in Italian.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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even if they look slightly Anglicised the accent gives them away, most immigrants speak their own language between each other so that sort of gives the game away.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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even if they look slightly Anglicised the accent gives them away, most immigrants speak their own language between each other so that sort of gives the game away.
That's not quite what I am looking for, though.


I am wondering if you think that certain Aussies or Kiwis for example can fairly easily pass for a local in England. (Modifying their accent or not.)
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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That's not quite what I am looking for, though.


I am wondering if you think that certain Aussies or Kiwis for example can fairly easily pass for a local in England. (Modifying their accent or not.)
probably on appearance but they give it away as soon as they speak, especially Aussies.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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That's not quite what I am looking for, though.

I am wondering if you think that certain Aussies or Kiwis for example can fairly easily pass for a local in England. (Modifying their accent or not.)
They possible can until Australia or New Zealand play England at Rugby or Cricket.

There isn't the big sporting rivalry in relation to Canada.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Where are you from originally?

I'm from France, so it's not like I look too different, but it's funny nonetheless. I would say we are different in the way to move and in the gesture department.


Yesterday I went to a store and talked with the owner who had a very thick bolognese accent. He thought I was from Bolzano, so the german-speaking part of Italy, but did not recognize a french accent.
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