Portuguese Translations

POZENA’s professional human translations from Portuguese to English and any other language or from English and any language into Portuguese are reliably performed by formally qualified native-speaking translators, assuring their consistently high quality.

Why choose professional Portuguese translations?

  • With about 250 million native speakers (more than 3% of the world’s population), Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language worldwide in terms of native speakers. It ranks as the third most commonly used European language.
  • Portuguese is the official language of Portugal. However, the largest Portuguese- speaking country is Brazil, which is home to approximately 200 million people. Lingua portuguesa holds official status in many other former Portuguese colonies, i.e. Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, East Timor, Cape Verde, and the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe. All of these nations are members of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, which was established in 1996 to promote co-operation among the Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Translations from English to Portuguese from GBP 0.07 we do not charge extra for express translation  individual project pricing upon content analysis individual project pricing upon content analysis 
Translations from Portuguese to English from GBP 0.08
Translations from Portuguese to Another Language from GBP 0.07
Translations from Another Language to Portuguese from GBP 0.08
Reviewed Translation (ISO17100 compliant) from +50% of base rate
DTP Fees from GBP 10 per page / GBP 30 per hour

POZENA’s professional Portuguese translations

  • Assurance of professional quality
  • Business-class reliability
  • Translators who are native-speakers of Portuguese
  • Translations for a broad range of industries and disciplines
  • Document translations of any type and format
  • Certified Portuguese translations
  • Specialist translations and non-standard requirements
  • Translations from Portuguese to English or any other language
  • Friendly and professional client service
  • Contact POZENA to discuss any multilingial project

Portuguese – basic information

  • Língua portuguesa is a Romance language. It is descended from the now extinct Galician-Portuguese language, which was spoken in what is now north-western Portugal. The oldest preserved document in Portuguese is dated to the 12th century.
  • There are two standard varieties of Modern Portuguese that are equal in status: European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, which displays significant internal variation. These two major varieties differ in pronunciation, orthography and vocabulary (at the level of grammar the differences are negligible). The Brazilian variety was lexically influenced by the Tupian languages, spoken by the South American indigenous population, and the African languages. See also the interesting facts section.
  • Portuguese is now promoted by the International Portuguese Language Institute with headquarters in Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde.
  • Lingua portuguesa is an official language of the EU, Mercosur (the Southern Common Market), the Organization of American States, and the African Union.

Specialist industry translations from and into Portuguese

Certified translations

Legal translations

Translations for the energy sector

Military translations

Business translations

Marketing translations, localisation and copywriting

Translation of agreements and power of attorney

Translations of user guides and service manuals

Translations of technical documentation

Website translation

Translation of business offers and public tenders

Financial and Accounting translations


Basic words and phrases – English-Portuguese mini dictionary

  • yes - sim

  • no - não

  • please - por favor/se faz favor

  • thank you - obrigado (-a)

  • sorry - desculpe/perdão

  • good morning - bom dia

  • good evening - boa noite

  • goodbye - adeus

  • good night - boa noite

  • hi - olá

  • How are you? - Como vai?

  • good - bem

  • My name is… - Meu nome é ...

  • I don't understand - Eu não entendo

  • I'm from the UK - Eu sou do Reino Unido


Interesting facts

  • In Brazilian Portuguese there is no vowel reduction in unstressed syllables. As a result, Brazilian speech tends to be perceived softer and more melodious than European Portuguese.
  • There are a number of lexical differences between Brazilian and European Portuguese. The following pairs of words can serve as examples: ônibus (Braz..) and autocarro (Port.) – bus, sorvete (Braz.) and gelado (Port.) – icecream, cadarço (Braz.) and atacador (Port.) – shoelace.
  • Another interesting phenomenon that is related to the differences between the two varieties of Portuguese is that in Brazilian Portuguese loanwords are less strongly modified than in European Portuguese. A computer mouse in Brazilian Portuguese is mouse while in the European variant rato (mouse as an animal).
  • Since 2006, Sao Paulo in Brazil has been home to the interactive Museum of the Portuguese Language. This is the first institution of this kind worldwide.
  • The longest non-technical word in Portuguese is the adverb anticonstitu-cionalissimamente, whose English equivalent is anticonstitutionally.