It is the sole official language of 8 countries: Portugal, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe. It also has co-official language status in East Timor, Equatorial Guinea and Macau.
If you have studied another Romance language, you are likely to find learning Portuguese much easier than learning a language from a different family.
Portugal’s culture is marked by diverse influences. An array of different groups passed through the area, so Portugal has been influenced by Roman, Germanic, Moorish, Viking and countless other cultures. This unique mix contributes to delicious Portuguese food, unique architecture and a rich musical heritage.
And Brazil and Portugal are just the tip of the iceberg! Each Portuguese-speaking region has its own history and culture, so you will never be at a loss for new cultures to explore by using your Portuguese skills.
The basic grammar of Portuguese is not difficult, and you will pick up a lot of the key points as you start to learn phrases and everyday language.