Hi, I'm from Brazil and really don't understand why people still confuse Portuguese with Spanish.
Brazilian speaks Portuguese.
Spanish is from Portugal and we don't like, most of people here prefer english.
There are some of word similar but the pronunciantion is totally different.
I don't know any friend that can speak spanish. rs
My opinion is that most native Americans have more facilities to speak Spanish.
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