Portuguese definition, meaning - what is Portuguese in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Portuguese”

See all translations

Portuguese

adjective uk   /ˌpɔː.tʃəˈɡiːz/  us   /ˌpɔːr-/
belonging to or relating to Portugal, its people, or its language: Portuguese food/customs

Portuguese

noun uk   /ˌpɔː.tʃəˈɡiːz/  us   /ˌpɔːr-/ (plural Portuguese)
[U] the main language spoken in Portugal [C] a person from Portugal: There are six Spaniards and a Portuguese in the class.
Translations of “Portuguese”
in Korean 포르투갈의…
in Arabic بُرتُغاليّ…
in Portuguese português…
in Catalan portuguès…
in Japanese ポルトガルの, ポルトガル人の, ポルトガル語の…
in Italian portoghese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 葡萄牙的, 葡萄牙人的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 葡萄牙的, 葡萄牙人的…
(Definition of Portuguese from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Portuguese?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More