Fast, affordable & scalable professional Portuguese translation
Gengo offers on-demand and high-quality Portuguese translation services at affordable rates. Thousands of companies—both large and small—trust Gengo to fuel their global growth.
Working with Gengo gives you access to thousands of certified translators who have years of translation and localization experience, as well as our intuitive platform and embedded quality tools. Our expert team can help you manage projects of any size to find a flexible, efficient and economical solution for your translation needs.
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Choose between two different levels of quality and pricing to match your needs. All translators have been pre-tested for each level ensuring high quality translations.
From $0.06 /word
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English to Portuguese Translation
Portuguese is not only the official language of Portugal and Brazil, but also of Cape Verde, Angola and Mozambique. However, there is no single ‘neutral’ form of Portuguese, meaning one of the biggest tasks when you translate into Portuguese is ensuring their work is optimised for its intended audience, wherever they may be.
There are some basic similarities between the English and Portuguese languages, especially in terms of sentence structure. Like most language pairs, however, significant differences do also exist. For example, there is little crossover between the prepositions of each language and the choice of which tense to use can often be highly confusing. For this reason, only experienced translators can be trusted to overcome the various complexities and nuances of translating between the two.
Reach your Portuguese audience
Portuguese is the sixth most spoken language in the world with over 250 million speakers. It’s the number-one language in South America, the second in Latin America, and an official language of the European Union. If you’re looking to expand your business, Portuguese is a language you need to consider.
Portuguese translation tips
When translating from English into Portuguese, translations are about 30% lengthier than the original text. This may cause some problems, such as increasing the number of document pages to overstretching navigation menus or calls to action. It’s necessary to consider when planning your website design and layout that translated text will appear longer than English equivalents.
European vs. Brazilian Portuguese
Similar to the relationship between European French and Canadian French, there are many factors that differentiate the Portuguese spoken in Portugal from the Portuguese spoken in Brazil. While both varieties share much of their vocabulary, there are key differences in intonation, pronunciation, grammar rules and vocabulary.
Portuguese language facts
Portuguese is part of the Ibero-Romance language family which also includes Spanish, Catalan and Galician. Portuguese also shares many similarities with other Romance languages such as Italian and French, while differing significantly from other European languages like English, German and Dutch.
- Portuguese is spoken by over 250 million people worldwide as a first or second language.
- Portuguese is not only spoken by Brazilians and Portuguese but also by people living in Cape Verde, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe and more.
- Spoken varieties of Portuguese include European, African, Brazilian, São Tomean and Galician Portuguese.
- Portuguese is the fifth most used language on the internet with roughly 82 million users.
Portuguese, a global language
Portuguese is a global language, spoken by populations stretching across Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. It is the official language of eight nations, yet the vast majority of Portuguese speakers can be found in Portugal and Brazil. Though generally mutually intelligible, there exists significant differences between the Portuguese spoken in these two nations in terms of vocabulary, spelling, grammar and accent.
There also exists differences in dialect within these sub-divisions of Portuguese. Both Standard Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese can be roughly split into northern and southern dialects, with their differences generally centering on pronunciation. Owing to the way the language arrived in these places, the Portuguese spoken in Africa and Asia is most similar to Standard Portuguese, though regional differences in pronunciation and vocabulary do exist.
Portuguese translation services
Whether you need translation in European Portuguese translation or Brazilian Portuguese, Gengo is fully equipped to handle your translation project, no matter the size or subject matter. Our English to Portuguese translation and localization services are designed to package and deliver your message with culturally-sensitive accuracy.
Ordering with Gengo gives you access to hundreds of native Portuguese translation experts experienced in translating both to and from European and Brazilian Portuguese. In addition, our advanced translation platform features many in-built quality assessment tools to ensure quality and accuracy across all your projects.
Thousands of businesses, big and small, choose Gengo based on our attractive rates. Our prices are among the most competitive, with low per-word pricing starting from $0.05. Request a quote for professional translation to and from Portuguese.
Most businesses have urgent translation needs. Gengo offers around the clock support for getting all your content translated into Portuguese quickly, whether you need to translate 200 or two million words.
Gengo has extensive experience translating from English to Portuguese in a wide range of document and content types, including:
- Portuguese website localization
- Portuguese mobile app localization
- Portuguese game localization
- Portuguese product description translation
- Customer support translation
- Translate marketing copy, ads and social media
- Translate news articles and entertainment
- Translate travel listings and guides
- Portuguese document translation
- Translate emails, letters and more
Gengo’s Portuguese translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to translate content at high quality and lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network of Portuguese translation specialists means that no matter the size or complexity of your Portuguese translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.
If you are looking to translate your English content not only to Portuguese, here are some more available languages:
- Japanese, see Japanese translation
- Spanish translator, see Spanish translation
- German translator, see German translation
- Chinese translator, see Chinese translation
- Dutch translator, see Dutch translation
- Italian translator, see Italian translation
- French translator, see French translation
- Arabic, see Arabic translation