Portuguese is used in Portugal and its islands, Brazil,
parts of Africa (Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde,
Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe) and former
Portuguese colonies in South East Asia.
European Portuguese and Brazilian
Portuguese have significant differences of
vocabulary, spelling, grammar and style. For
Second person verbal forms are seldom used in Brazilian
Pronunciation is different.
The word order is more flexible in Brazilian Portuguese.
Spelling is different e.g. aguentar/agüentar,
African and Asian Portuguese bear
similarities to European Portuguese.
Therefore the target audience needs
to be considered when translating Portuguese.
As above there are significant
differences in pronunciation and grammar.