English & Portuguese Word Similarities    | Grammar Index |

While normally pronounced very differently, numerous Portuguese words are often at least similar to their English counterparts in both spelling and meaning, for example:
Portuguese English
anual annual
área area
aroma aroma
bateria battery
capital capital
causa cause
cheque check
data date
diferente different
direção direction
edição edition
elevador elevator
especial special
famoso famous
figura figure
fino fine
fone phone
fotocópia photocopy
frase phrase
história history
hotel hotel
igual equal
momento moment
nação nation
perfume perfume
plástica plastic
problema problem
professor professor
rádio radio
raro rare
rosa rose
saco sack
telefone telephone
televisão television
zero zero

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