Portuguese and Portuguese translations are spoken and read by approximately 230 million people. While the largest population of Portuguese speakers are located in Brazil and Portugal, Portuguese is also an official spoken language in the countries of Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe.
Portuguese is written using Latin script, a member of the Indo-European language family and is read from left to right. When authoring a document in English for translation from English into Portuguese, an expansion rate of approximately 15-20% can be anticipated. When spoken in multiple countries, the “Target Market” determines the appropriate translation.
While the actual number of native-speakers and total speakers may vary according to the source, it is widely held that Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world. The standard of measurement is Metric and the ISO codes for Portuguese are PT & POR.
One of the most popular daily newspapers in Portuguese is the Folha de S. Paulo.
Official Language (or an Official Language) of the following countries: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe.
|Approximate Number of Global Speakers:||230 million|
|Writing System:||Latin Script|
|Text read from:||Left to Right|
|Expansion/Reduction Rate from English:||+15-20% Expansion|
|Desktop Publishing Considerations:||Diacritics|
|ISO Codes:||639-1: PT
|Translation Considerations:||Acronyms, 800 numbers, etc.|
|System of Measurement:||Metric System|