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 (pôr′chə-gēz′, -gēs′)
Of or relating to Portugal or its people, language, or culture.
n. pl. Portuguese
a. A native or inhabitant of Portugal.
b. A person of Portuguese ancestry.
2. The Romance language of Portugal and Brazil.

[Portuguese português, from Vulgar Latin *portugalēnsis, ultimately from Late Latin Portus Cale, the ancient port of Gaya (Oporto).]
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npl -guese
1. (Languages) the official language of Portugal, its overseas territories, and Brazil: the native language of approximately 110 million people. It belongs to the Romance group of the Indo-European family and is derived from the Galician dialect of Vulgar Latin
2. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Portugal
(Languages) relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Portugal, its inhabitants, or their language
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(ˌpɔr tʃəˈgiz, -ˈgis, ˌpoʊr-)

n., pl. -guese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Portugal.
2. a Romance language spoken in Portugal, Brazil, the Azores, and Madeira, and used as an auxiliary language in former colonies of Portugal, as Angola and Mozambique. Abbr.: Pg, Pg.
3. of or pertaining to Portugal, its people, or the language Portuguese.
[1580–90; < Portuguese português, Sp portugués]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portuguese - the Romance language spoken in Portugal and BrazilPortuguese - the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil
Latinian language, Romance language, Romance - the group of languages derived from Latin
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
2.Portuguese - a native or inhabitant of Portugal
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Adj.1.Portuguese - of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language; "Portuguese wines"
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포르투갈 사람포르투갈어포르투갈의
người Bồ Đào Nhathuộc nước/người/tiếng Bồ Đào Nhatiếng Bồ Đào Nha


A. ADJportugués
B. N (Portuguese (pl))
1. (= person) → portugués/esa m/f
2. (Ling) → portugués m
C. CPD Portuguese man-of-war N (Zool) especie de medusa
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(= person) → Portugais(e) m/f
(= language) → portugais m
the Portuguese → les Portugais mplPortuguese man-of-war n (= jellyfish) → galère f
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adjportugiesisch; he is Portugueseer ist Portugiese
nPortugiese m, → Portugiesin f; (Ling) → Portugiesisch nt
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1. adjportoghese
2. n (person, pl inv) → portoghese m/f; (language) → portoghese m
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اللغة البرتغالية, بُرْتُغَالِيّ Portugalec, portugalský, portugalština portugiser, portugisisk Portugiese, portugiesisch Πορτογαλικά, πορτογαλικός, Πορτογάλος portugués portugali, portugalilainen Portugais Portugalac, portugalski portoghese ポルトガルの, ポルトガル人, ポルトガル語 포르투갈 사람, 포르투갈어, 포르투갈의 Portugees portugiser, portugisisk język portugalski, Portugalczyk, portugalski português португалец, португальский, португальский язык portugis, portugisisk, portugisiska เกี่ยวกับโปรตุเกส, ชาวโปรตุเกส, ภาษาโปรตุเกส Portekiz, Portekizce, Portekizli người Bồ Đào Nha, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Bồ Đào Nha, tiếng Bồ Đào Nha 葡萄牙人, 葡萄牙的, 葡萄牙语
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And nearly all are Portuguese, Billy, NOT Porchugeeze.
Being now come to the latitude of 30 degrees, we resolved to put into the first trading port we should come at; and standing in for the shore, a boat came of two leagues to us with an old Portuguese pilot on board, who, knowing us to be an European ship, came to offer his service, which, indeed, we were glad of and took him on board; upon which, without asking us whither we would go, he dismissed the boat he came in, and sent it back.
Is seized and carried by force into a Portuguese ship.
He was notorious even in Portuguese Africa on account of his atrocious treatment of the blacks.
"'There it is!' cried the dying man in Portuguese, and pointing with his long, thin arm, 'but I shall never reach it, never.
I jumped out of the cabin, and immediately saw, not only the ship, but that it was a Portuguese ship; and, as I thought, was bound to the coast of Guinea, for negroes.
From the interior came Indians with subtle poisons, naked bodies, and painted idols; from the sea came vengeful Spaniards and rapacious Portuguese; exposed to all these enemies (though the climate proved wonderfully kind and the earth abundant) the English dwindled away and all but disappeared.
The first boat we read of, floated on an ocean, that with Portuguese vengeance had whelmed a whole world without leaving so much as a widow.
For by a Portuguese Catholic priest, this very idea of Jonah's going to Nineveh via the Cape of Good Hope was advanced as a signal magnification of the general miracle.