How to make Portuguese Language translation better?

The world has 182.000.000 people who speak Portuguese as their first language, and Portuguese is the world’s 8th most popular language. Most of the Portuguese speakers live in Brazil while only 100 million people live in Portugal. Portuguese is also prevalent in other parts of the world, such as Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, Macau, Cape Verde, Madeira and East Timor.

Among these countries, eight of them have Portuguese as official language, they are Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor.

European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese is not much difference, they are similar to each other, just like British English and American English. Although there are some differences in pronunciation, grammar, syntax and idioms, both are more or less mutually understandable. The most common standard is European Portuguese.

Portuguese verb modification

Portuguese verb modification (Portuguese: a conjugação), is the Portuguese verb phrase to express a different style, tense, physical, person, or change the number of verbs and auxiliary verbs ending in the suffix of the form. Portuguese verbs can be divided into three groups, the infinitive verb suffix Category: were at the end of the-ar,-er,-ir

Spanish has four Auxiliary verb: ser estar ter and haver,they are all Irregular verbs,details as follow:

ser

Impersonal verb (o verbo impessoal)

Participle (o particípio)

Past participle (o particípio passado): sido

Present participle (o particípio presente): sendo

Infinitive (o infinitivo)

Present impersonal infinitive (o infinitivo presente impessoal): ser

Personal verb (o verbo pessoal)

Infinitive (o infinitivo)

Present personal verb (o infinitivo presente pessoal): fôr, fores, fôr, formos, fordes, forem

Indicative mood (o indicativo)

Past indicative mood (o pretérito do indicativo): fui, fôste, foi, fomos, fôstes, foram

Past perfect indicative mood (o pretérito mais-que-perfeito do indicativo): fôra, foras, fôra, fôramos, fôreis, foram

estar

Impersonal verb (o verbo impessoal)

Participle (o particípio)

Past participle (o particípio passado): estado

Present participle (o particípio presente): estando

Infinitive (o infinitivo)

Present impersonal infinitive (o infinitivo presente impessoal): estar

Personal verb (o verbo pessoal)

Infinitive (o infinitivo)

Present personal verb (o infinitivo presente pessoal): estiver, estiveres, estiver, estivermos, estiverdes, estiverem

Indicative mood (o indicativo)

Past indicative mood(o pretérito do indicativo): estive, estiveste, estêve, estivemos, estivestes, estiveram

Past perfect indicative mood (o pretérito mais-que-perfeito do indicativo): estivera, estiveras, estivera, estivéramos, estivéreis, estiveram

Present indicative mood(o presente do indicativo): estou, estás, está, estamos, estais, estão

ter

Impersonal verb (o verbo impessoal)

Participle (o particípio)

Past participle (o particípio passado): tido

Present participle (o particípio presente): tendo

Past indicative mood(o pretérito do indicativo): tive, tiveste, teve, tivemos, tivestes, tiveram

This is some of the basics of Portuguese a translator should know.

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