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Portuguese to English Translation

Portuguese language

Like other languages, Portuguese has a historical evolution, being influenced by many languages and dialects, until it reached the stage known today. The Portuguese language of today comprises several dialects and sub-dialects, and two internationally recognized standards: the European Portuguese and the Brazilian Portuguese. Between Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese there are differences in vocabulary, pronunciation and syntax, especially in popular varieties, while between educated Brazilians and Portuguese these differences are reduced. Roughly speaking, the differences between European Portuguese and standard Brazilian Portuguese are more severe than the ones found between British and American English. As many as 20% of the words are quite different.

English language

The first works in English, written in Old English, appeared in the early Middle Ages. The oral tradition was very strong in the early English culture and most literary works were written to be performed. English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of English spoken around the world. The English literature includes literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was born in Poland, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Vladimir Nabokov was Russian. Despite the variety of authors of English literature, the works of William Shakespeare remain paramount throughout the English-speaking world.