As the world’s fifth most widely spoken language, there are no fewer than 265 million Portuguese speakers around the globe, from Portugal to Angola via Mozambique and Brazil — it’s South America’s most spoken language.
Yet while being used in a plethora of different countries, no two variants of Portuguese are the same, with each region around the world having its own particular variety. In a purely linguistic sense, there are differences such as ‘suit’ being translated as ‘terno’ in Brazil, but ‘fato’ in European Portuguese, and even subtler nuances when translating a word like ‘fact’, which can be ‘fato’ or ‘facto’, depending on the country you’re dealing with.
Different countries inevitably mean different cultures, and with it, different connections to specific words and images. It goes without saying that a Portuguese speaker from Angola doesn’t use the same linguistic codes as a native of the Macau region of the People’s Republic of China. All these different particularities are crucial when embarking upon development or expansion abroad, and when you’re aiming to conquer markets scattered across the globe. A professional translation agency should be your closest ally in ensuring flawless text that hits just the right spot among your target audience.
Taking you across the world
InPuzzle works with professional Portuguese translators and experts in their fields. Looking to set up on the Chinese market and create communication materials for the Macau region? We’ve got it covered, drawing on 15 years of expertise to provide you with a network of translators around the world, on hand and ready to adapt your materials in all varieties of Portuguese. We only work with native speakers translating into their mother tongues, with proofreading carried out by native speaker linguists to ensure we provide you with a high-quality service.
Thinking setting up your business abroad could get complicated? Think again, thanks to InPuzzle. We boast an in-house team of experts who will handle your development plans from start to finish, from defining your goals to rolling out your website and taking care of your print materials, audiovisual content and organic SEO.
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