English words that came from Portuguese

August 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

Found this interesting page on Wikipedia. If etymology is your thing you probably will know some of these already – but here is a list of English words that very likely historically derived from Portuguese. As such, they are close English-Portuguese cognates (words which are the same or similar between languages) – not false cognates. In other words, learning Portuguese is a whole lot easier when the words you have to learn are the same in English! Click here to see the list.

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