Apr 28, 2017 - 04:22 PM
I haven't seen very many courses for European Portuguese, but there is "Teach Yourself" which offers a Brazilian and European version.
Apr 29, 2017 - 07:10 PM
Apr 29, 2017 - 09:54 PM
Jul 26, 2019 - 07:55 AM
Yes, Brazilian Portuguese is understood in Portugal. It can be confusing though.
I am Brazilian and I did my masters in Lisbon. There were situations where I had no idea of what people were talking about, the same verbs can means different things in Brazil and Portugal, and the construction of sentences are different too. I would say that Brazilians have a similar mind set of the Spanish language when constructing a sentence, and we can be a little too informal. Whereas European Portuguese uses verbs with a closer meaning and structure of French.
For example, "I am doing my homework". In Brazil you would hear "Estou fazendo a liçao", or even any variation of "Tô fazeno liçao" (like that, no use of articles, or not pronoucing the words completely). In Portugal, you could here "Estou a fazer meus deveres". The "s" and "r" also sound completely different.
The accents are completely different too. I was hearing a woman speaking Russian at the gym the other day, and from a distance I was sure that it was European Portuguese. It is just a matter of getting used to the sounds.