A 'standardised' version of written Portuguese?
Thread poster: Hayley Hassan

Hayley Hassan
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French to English
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Jul 13, 2015

Hi all,
I am wondering if anyone can help me better understand the Portuguese Orthographic Agreement. From what I understand, the aim was to establish a common orthography for all Portuguese-speaking countries. If this is so, how would translation of a website work? In theory is it possible to only translate into this 'neutral' Portuguese form, using the rules in the agreement?
I am only concerned with the written form. From what I have heard, there is a bigger difference between spoken Portuguese. Would speakers in Brazil and Portugal be able to understand a written text in the other variety without too much difficulty?


 


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