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Portuguese Translation

 

About Our Portuguese Translation Services

We are a Canadian company with experience and a reputation you can trust!

  • Fast free translation estimates for any Portuguese translation project!
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Call us at 888-294-3032 or click the button in the upper right of our website for a fast and knowledgeable response.

We only translate Portuguese for business and government institutions directly. To assist individuals, we have gathered information on translating a wide range of personal documents such as Birth Certificates, Passports and Passport Stamps, Driver Licenses, Criminal Records and Criminal Clearances, Marriage Licenses, School Transcripts, and Diplomas and Degrees. Please visit HERE!




Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese Translation Services

Some very important points to keep in mind when translating the Portuguese language:

* The Portuguese Language is a member of the Romance group of Languages.

* Translation of English into Portuguese should be localized for Brazilian Portuguese or Continental.

* For Portuguese Translation it is important to keep in mind that the Portuguese language is written with 26 letters using the Latin script, making use of five diacritics to denote stress, vowel height, contraction, nasalization, and other sound changes (acute accent, grave accent, circumflex accent, tilde and cedilla) Accented characters and diagraphs are not counted as separate letters for collation purposes.

 

Samples of Portuguese Translation and Interpretation Projects

* As a vendor Translation Services for the City of Toronto, Canada, providing translation services from English into Portuguese is almost a daily requirement.

* We also provide regular Portuguese translation services for the Ministry of Labour of Ontario.

* Through our local Portuguese office we provided interpretation services on-site for European medical hospital accreditation and provided translation services from Portuguese into English, for hospital procedures for SGHL - Sociedade Gestora do Hospital de Loures, SA.

 

About the Portuguese  Language

* According to Ethnologue and as per the European Commission in 2012, Portugal had 10,000,000 residents, whom all spoke Portuguese. Worldwide, Portuguese is spoken by 203, 352, 100 people.

* Portuguese of course is spoken in Portugal, but it is also spoken in Andora, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde Islands, China-Macau, East Timor, France, Guinea-Bissau, India, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe. Portuguese is spoken in Azores and Madeira which are two autonomous regions of Portugal.

* According to 2011 Canada Census, 429,000 Canadians claimed Portuguese to be their ancestry. 69% of those were in the province of Ontario. And according to data in Wikipedia, and estimated 191,000 Portuguese nationals are currently living in the United States.

* In March of 2006, the Museum of the Portuguese Language was founded in São Paulo, Brazil, which is the city with the greatest number of Portuguese speakers in the world.  The museum of the Portuguese Language is an interactive museum and the first of its kind in the world.

 

Interesting Facts about the Portuguese Language

* Even though there are several Portuguese dialects claimed to be spoken in Portugal, such as Alentejan (Alentejano) or Minhotan (Minhoto) or even Azorean (Açoriano) – however these are simple various Portuguese accents, when the spoken. There are no written variance from the Portuguese language itself. There is only one official Portuguese dialect in Portugal – it is the ‘Mirandês’. 

* Mirandês is distinguished by its own unique vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.  When true Mirandês is being spoken, there are few Portuguese speakers that fully understand it – both verbally or in its written form, without having knowledge of the dialect.

* Mirandês is sparsely spoken is a small area of northeastern Portugal, in the municipalities of Miranda do Douro and Vimioso. The Portuguese Parliament granted it co-official recognition (along with the Portuguese language) for local matters on September 17, 1998 and as per article 7/99 of January 29, 1999. This unique Portuguese dialect has been a distinct dialect in Portugal at least since the formation of Portugal in the 12th Century.

 



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About Portuguese...


Over 230 million people world-wide are native Portuguese speakers. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Principe, Sao Tome, and Equatorial Guinea. Portuguese is also spoken in Goa-India, Macao, and East Timor.

 

Portugal produces over 70% of the world's cork exports. Main importers of Portuguese cork are: Germany, U.K., and the U.S. The country also has the largest cork forest.