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Spanish or Portuguese?

Postby Tonitrus » September 5th, 2011, 6:08 pm

I can only take classes in one or the other and I want to know which one the users of Happier Abroad would choose if faced with this decision. I can't do both.
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Postby adria2789 » September 5th, 2011, 6:17 pm

I think Spanish will take you further. It is spoken in about 21 countries and has about 417 million speakers, I believe. But if you have your heart set on Brazil or another Portuguese speaking country, then Portuguese. Plus, Spanish and Portuguese are romance languages, so if you know Spanish, Portuguese will come a bit easier for you to learn.
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Postby skateboardstephen » September 5th, 2011, 6:26 pm

both
se eu soubesse o que eu sei hoje, teria mando mulheres americanas para foder-se há muitos anos.que deus abençoe o brasil!
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Postby crazyaboutabroad » September 5th, 2011, 7:27 pm

Spanish. Portuguese won't get you anywhere. It's a horrible language by the way.

Ps: I'm brazilian.
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Postby AmericanInMexico » September 5th, 2011, 7:36 pm

I myself learned Spanish but that's because I live in Mexico.

I would say Spanish would be more useful for you if your goal is to find foreign women. Assuming you're an American, then Mexico is right across the southern border. If you don't want a Mexican, then there are about 20 other Spanish-speaking countries.

Portuguese on the other hand is spoken mainly in Portugal and Brazil. The main problem with Brazil is that US citizens require a visa to travel there, unlike most Spanish-speaking countries where having a US passport allows you instant entry. I once considered going to Brazil but the visa requirement made me decide against it.

However, if you really do want a Brazilian woman (or even a Portuguese woman) learn Portuguese.
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Postby skateboardstephen » September 5th, 2011, 10:19 pm

crazyaboutabroad wrote:Spanish. Portuguese won't get you anywhere. It's a horrible language by the way.

Ps: I'm brazilian.


i like português better even though i speak español just as good.there are just too damb many ways to speak spanish i at least i have the slang from brasil pretty much down but there are so many versions and chopped up versions of the spainish language. i speak plane text book spanish i can be understood every where but i can't understand every one i understand south american,central american spanish fine but when it comes to the caribbean spanish i can get lost those folks do what ever the hell they want with spanish i can be irritating
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se eu soubesse o que eu sei hoje, teria mando mulheres americanas para foder-se há muitos anos.que deus abençoe o brasil!
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Postby ssjparris » September 29th, 2011, 3:38 am

what the hell.....dude...BOTH,,,,go for BOTH !!!!.

BRAZILIAN WOMEN ARE SUPER AWESOME just like argentinian, colombian, mexican ( if you like big asses your gonna love latin america ). i would prefer to learn spanish first. you can go to different countries with this one language.
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Postby Jeygonza » November 17th, 2011, 9:25 pm

Spanish first!!!!
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Postby zboy1 » November 17th, 2011, 10:49 pm

jeinmy_paul wrote:Spanish first!!!!


I agree. It's just more useful than Portuguese. More people speak Spanish than Portuguese in the world.
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Postby OTB » November 18th, 2011, 12:32 am

Definitely Spanish if you're thinking about spending some time in any country in Latin America other than Brazil. If you heart is set on spending time in Brazil then Portuguese.
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