The Portuguese are known for being a sea-faring people and this goes for most Portuguese-speaking countries. Brazil and Portugal, for example, have over 5,000 miles of coastline combined! With this much coastline, it’s no wonder that seafood is a staple in these countries.
In this lesson, we’ll talk about various types of fish in Portuguese. Some of these you might find on a plate garnished with lemon, and some you might see on a snorkeling trip or in a fish tank peeking out from behind some coral! Either way, this is important vocabulary to know while traveling.
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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Portuguese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
peixe / pescado
Siri (sea) / carangueijo (both fresh water mangrove and coastal mangrove)
Fantástico! You now have a new set of words to add to your Portuguese vocabulary list! Food in Portuguese-speaking countries can contain many new and diverse flavors. If you see any of these fish on a Portuguese menu, be brave and order something new. You won’t be disappointed!
For more lessons on Portuguese vocabulary I recommend these!
Tereza Pereira: Rocket Portuguese
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