Portuguese – English – Portuguese translations are among the services we provide at our translation agency. At Mondo Agit you can choose between the different varieties of Portuguese: European or Brazilian.
Mondo Agit is an agency with offices in numerous European cities that specialises in the translation to and from Portuguese of scientific, financial, legal, business and technical documents (see areas of specialisation). We also offer a certified Portuguese translation service.
Our native Portuguese translators, who are experienced professionals with a sound academic background, translate only to their mother tongue and only texts that are within their field of expertise. These quality control measures, along with the use of the latest translation technologies, always guarantee the best results.
- Proof-reading or Spell-check
Our translation agency offers two translation services so that you can choose the one most suited to your needs:
- Translation & Proof-reading
If your text is going to be published, we recommend that you choose the Translation & Proof-reading service which, as well as translation, includes additional proofreading by a second translator or proof-reader who is a native speaker of the target language and who specialises in the subject area of the text in question.
- Translation & Spell-check
On the other hand, if you just want a draft or informative translation, the best service for you is Translation & Spell-check, where the agency check the translation to ensure that there are no spelling mistakes and that all the content has been translated.
- Translation & Proof-reading
At Mondo Agit, our work is always guided by our principles. Our competitive delivery deadlines and prices make us your best option. Try us out. If you are looking for a Portuguese translator, please contact us.
A brief introduction to the Portuguese language
Portuguese is a romance language that developed from Galician-Portuguese, which was spoken on the western Iberian Peninsula and derived from the Vulgar Latin spoken by Roman soldiers and settlers, around the 3rd century BC.
Due to the migration period in the 5th century, Portuguese started to distinguish itself from other Romance languages. And in Galicia, which nowadays is north of Portugal, people started to use said language. The language achieved great prestige in the beginning of the 12th century, especially due to poetry, which gave way to the neo-Portuguese “Cantigas”. As a consequence, the language was used in other kingdoms for lyrical purposes, and spread beyond its borders.
From the 15th century onwards, Portuguese was already considered an established language, as it already had produced a lot of literature, in form of poetry as well as prose.
Nowadays, Portuguese is spoken by 230 million people and therefore the 5th most spoken language in the world. Portuguese is the official language of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mozambique, East-Timor and Portugal; furthermore it is spoken in Namibia, Macau, parts of India, and South Africa.
The “Academia Brasileira de Letras” in Brazil and the “Academia das Ciência de Lisboa” in Portugal are the two official entities responsible for the regulation of Portuguese.
Due to the language’s complexity and phonetic structure, it is a very popular research subject amongst linguists. Portuguese consists of nine vowels, five nasal vowels and 25 consonants. The language’s accentuation is considered complex, as there are different pronunciations for the same sequence.
Portuguese has two genders: feminine and masculine. Almost all adjectives and pronouns have the same grammatical gender as the noun they refer to.
There are three verbal conjugations in the Portuguese language; they can be divided according to their suffix.
With regard to their lexis, the majority of Portuguese words have Latin origins, which is due to the fact that it is a Romance language. However, Portuguese also uses loanwords from other languages.