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Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Brazilian News, Brazilian Profile, Culture, Geography, Learning, Literature, Music

As of November 2019, UNESCO officially declared May 5th as the Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa (International Portuguese Language Day) also known as Dia da Lusofonia. This means that, this week, we will the celebrating this important date to express our deep appreciation and pride for our língua materna (mother tongue) for the first time. A number of cultural events will gather artistas lusófonos (lusophones artists) for palestras (lectures), debates, lançamentos de livros (book launchings), leituras de poesia (poetry readings), exibição de filmes (movie screenings) and shows (concerts) will be held worlwide. The good news is that, due to lockdown and social isolation restrictions, most of these will be taking place entirely online, meaning that all of you eager learners everywhere will be able to enjoy live streamings of the programme and improve your language skills!

From Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th, the Museu da Língua Portuguesa will be offering free online attractions on their Facebook and Youtube pages. To learn more, make sure to check their pages below:




O que você sabe sobre nossa língua? What do you know about our language? Here are some quick facts about Portuguese:

Museu da Língua Portuguesa em São Paulo (Photo by Juliano Raphael on Flickr)

  • O português é falado por mais de 230 milhões de pessoas ao redor do mundo | Portuguese is spoken by over 230 million people around the world.
  • Ele é reconhecido como língua oficial em dez países, espalhados por quatro continentes, sendo eles Brasil, Angola, Moçambique, Portugal, Guiné-Bissau, Timor-Leste, Guiné Equatorial, Macau, Cabo Verde e São Tomé e Príncipe | It is recognized as an official language in ten countries, spread across four continents, which are Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe.
  • É a quinta língua mais utilizada na internet | It is the fifth most used language in the internet.
  • Devido às dimensões continentais do Brasil, o português é, portanto, o idioma mais falado de toda a América do Sul | Given Brazil’s continental proportions, Portuguese is, therefore, the most spoken language in the whole South America.

So what are your plans for Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa? Make sure to let us know about any other cultural events you are aware of so we can share here in our blog! Have a lovely week! Tenham uma excelente semana!

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