What are the months in Portuguese Language?
Learning languages has always been a fun process, and when it’s a language like Portuguese the learning process becomes even more amazing. Every stage of it is very fulfilling and every Portuguese language learner explores it with complete interest. The Portuguese language is spoken in many countries so learning it means exploring a lot of different cultures as well as the diverse land that deserved to be explored.
Well, learning a language is not easy but once you did it’s all well worth it. When it comes to learning the Portuguese language, time is always your money. Although we’ve time to improve our language skills, our personal and professional reality leave little time for learning.
Whether you are planning to spend your vacation in Rio de Janeiro or just a simple business trip to Sao Paulo, you need to be fluent in conversational Portuguese! Let’s discuss months in the Portuguese language today as they are part of daily conversation. The months are very useful words to know while having a simple conversation with native Portuguese speakers.
So what’s the Portuguese word for January? What about other months? Before digging into it let’s just have a brief look at the language-Portuguese!
OVERVIEW- PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
The Portuguese language is one of the most important Romance languages spoken all over the globe today. It is a part of the Indo-European language family. Portuguese is not just the 6th most spoken language in the world, but you will hear it on almost every continent.
People often think that it is spoken in Portugal and Brazil only, but actually, it is the official language of nine different countries which includes “Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Principe”. It has a total of 274 speakers out of which 250 are native speakers and 24 speak Portuguese as a second language. Only 5% of the Portuguese speakers live in Portugal.
MONTHS IN PORTUGUESE
In the Portuguese language, the names of months are important words for handling a wide range of Portuguese vocabulary. These particular words provide enough information about time expressions; moreover, they will help you to talk about weather and seasons. If you are an advanced language learner it helps to develop your Portuguese writing and reading skills.
Months in the Portuguese language are not much different from those in other Romance languages such as in Spanish. These month names are so easy to learn, here are the months of years in both English and Portuguese language.
|· January||· Janeiro|
|· February||· Fevereiro|
|· March||· Março|
|· April||· Abril|
|· May||· Maio|
|· June||· Junho|
|· July||· Julho|
|· August||· Agosto|
|· September||· Setembro|
|· October||· Outubro|
|· November||· Novembro|
|· December||· Dezembro|
If you want to practice the Portuguese pronunciation for months, you can find a lot of audio and videos on the Internet. You can even download dictionaries. In addition, you can enroll yourself in Portuguese language Courses that different websites offer.
WHAT ARE SEASONS IN PORTUGUESE?
What are the different seasons in the Portuguese language? What is summer in Portuguese, and what about others? Winter comes in what months? And so many questions pop up in mind when we talk about seasons, right?
- Summer: Verão
- Winter: Inverno
- Autumn: Outono
- Spring: Primavera
If you are planning to visit Brazil soon, you might be wondering what is a good time to visit? Summer of winter? Is it a good idea to spend spring vacation with friends there? If you want to do a more deep study you can check out this blog post An overview Portuguese Dictionaries.
Well, Brazil is a tropical country with continental dimensions. You may be surprised to learn that some parts of Brazil don’t get too hot during certain times of the year, and not all year round. In general, the climate tends to be fairly consistent across most of the country, but there are some regional differences.
Northern Brazil is well-known for the Amazon Rain Forest, which has a constant climate throughout the year; the only change in the region is rainfall. Locals say “It rains every day in summer (from September to March), and all day in winter (from June to August).” However, the temperatures were usually between 20°C and 30°C during these months.
The Central Brazilian part of the country gets really hot in summers and temperatures even raises up to 40 degrees Celsius, sometimes. But from May to August, the region gets cool and temperate drops to 10 degrees Celsius.
Here comes the most favorite region, the Southern region of Brazil. In the southern parts near Argentina and Uruguay, it snows in winter. Yes, the real snow! and the temperature remains below freezing for several days at a time. So, whenever you plan to go there make sure to plan accordingly.
WHY IS LEARNING PORTUGUESE IMPORTANT?
When it comes to learning the Portuguese language, the first question that comes to mind is, how long will it take to learn it? Well, there isn’t any simple way to answer it!
Learning a language is quite complex and it varies from individual to individual depending on several factors. Here are those factors:
1. Experience of Language Learning
If you’re familiar with other foreign languages and raised in a Bilingual setting. It might help you to learn Portuguese more than those language learners who aren’t. The current study of linguists suggested that “Bilinguals tend to find it easier to learn languages because they’ve been exposed to multiple languages from an early age.”
If you’re not bilingual, no need to worry! Start learning little and basic things about the language and make sure to be consistent. Consistency will make you learn the language faster.
2. The Language you are Learning
Portuguese is a fascinating and well-structured language; it is not difficult for English speakers to learn Portuguese. As we’ve mentioned above that Portuguese like other European languages, comes from the Indo-European language family, which is why you will find a lot of similarities in the basic concept across these languages as they share the same origin.
Portuguese is influenced by other European languages and has borrowed a large number of words from Latin, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Arabic. These words are called cognate that helpful for making your Portuguese language study, go smoothly and quickly.
3. Personal Attitude
Other than that, your attitude and motivation also matter a lot. Motivation is key to learning a language faster.
If you approach language learning positively and think of it as an exciting way to expand your knowledge and understanding,you’re likely to learn faster and enjoy it more. As long as you’re studying hard and taking notes, you’ll find yourself enjoying the experience even more than before.
So remind yourself, again and again, why are you learning Portuguese and how will it help you to improve your life, to keep yourself motivated. Therefore your attitude and motivation will speed up the time necessary to learn it.
Exploring the names of months in Portuguese was surely an amazing experience for you and the seasons in different months, right? As a beginner Portuguese speaker, you can check out some fascinating facts about the language to get even more passionate to learn the language; because the more you will explore the language the more you will get motivated to learn it sooner!