Portuguese Translations

Here are the key features of our professional Portuguese translation services:

Brazilian vs European Portuguese translations

Until recently there have been some key differences in spelling and the use of accents between Brazilian  and European Portuguese. However a common standard is now in use in all Portuguese speaking countries.

Whilst the grammar is now uniform, there remain key differences in vocabulary between countries, most notably between Brazil and the other countries.

This means when we're translating into Portuguese for Brazil we make sure our translator is from Brazil rather than Portugal. And conversely from Portugal if the translation is for use in Portugal or any of the other Portuguese speaking countries.

This safeguards against vocabulary not being understood, or appearing odd, to target readers.

Did you know?

Portuguese is an official language in:

  • Portugal
  • Brazil
  • several countries of Africa
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Macau

There are 250 million Portuguese speakers, and it is the 6th most spoken native language.

Portuguese is the most spoken language in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Portuguese typesetting

Like most European languages, typesetting Portuguese text is generally uncomplicated.

It can be typeset directly into English versions all major graphic design programs, and almost all English fonts contain the accented letters used in Portuguese. This means that final artwork can be supplied as raw text files.

Portuguese translations are typically longer than their original English texts, which as with other languages can sometimes make it difficult to fit the translated text neatly into the space the design allows.

Our typesetters have many years experience and are skilled at making the necessary adjustments to produce appealing and professionally-formatted Portuguese typesetting.

We follow a strict typesetting process with built in QA steps to ensure this.

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