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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)
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