Understanding The Portuguese Language & Providing Professional Portuguese Interpreters, Translators and Transcriptionists
American Language Services (AML-Global) understands the importance of working in the Portuguese language. For over a Quarter of a Century, American Language Services has worked with the Portuguese language as well as hundreds of others from around the world. We offer comprehensive language services 24 hours, 7 days a week worldwide by providing Portuguese interpreting, translation and transcriptions services along with hundreds of other languages and dialects. Our linguists are native speakers and writers who are screened, credentialed, certified, field tested and experienced in a number of specific industry settings. The Portuguese language is unique and has very specific origins and characteristics.
Brazilian Culture and Portuguese
Today it is one of the world’s major languages, ranked 6th according to number of native speakers. It is the language of about half of South America, even though Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas. It is also a major lingua franca in Portugal’s former colonial possessions in Africa. Brazilian culture has historically been influenced by European, African, and Indigenous cultures and traditions. Its major early influence derived from Portuguese culture, because of strong colonial ties with the Portuguese empire. Among other inheritances, the Portuguese introduced the Portuguese language, the Catholic religion and the colonial architectural styles.
Portuguese is a pluricentric language with two main groups of dialects, those of Brazil and those of the Old World. For historical reasons, the dialects of Africa and Asia are generally closer to those of Portugal than the Brazilian dialects, although in some aspects of their phonetics, especially the pronunciation of unstressed vowels, they resemble Brazilian Portuguese more than European Portuguese. They have not been studied as widely as European and Brazilian Portuguese.
There is a maximum of 9 oral vowels and 19 consonants, though some varieties of the language have fewer phonemes (Brazilian Portuguese has 8 oral vowels). There are also five nasal vowels, which some linguists regard as allophones of the oral vowels, ten oral diphthongs, and five nasal diphthongs. In total, Brazilian Portuguese has 13 vowel Phonemes.
Who are You Going to Trust with Your Vital Portuguese Language Needs?
The Portuguese language is an important language worldwide. It is vital to understand the general nature and specific idiosyncrasies of Portuguese. Since 1985, AML-Global has provided outstanding Portuguese interpreters, translators and transcriptionsts worldwide.
Update to Portuguese Interpreting
In March of 2020, the Corona virus first hit America. It has temporarily altered how we work and has forced changes regarding the use of in person interpreting. We acknowledge that this may be the new normal for the short run. We are also proud to be provide you with terrific alternatives to in-person Interpreting.
Safe, Cost-Effective & Efficient Interpreting Solutions
Over the Phone Interpreting (OPI)
We provide Over the Phone Interpreting (OPI) in over 100 distinct languages. Our services are available 24 hours/7 days, around the clock in every time zone. OPI works excellent for calls that are not on your normal business hours and for calls shorter in duration. This is also is great when you have unexpected needs and for emergencies. OPI is an easy-to-use, easy-to-set up and cost-effective option. This service is also offered both Pre-Scheduled & On-Demand.
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
Our VRI system is called Virtual Connect and is available for both Pre-Scheduled & On-Demand. Our excellent language professionals are available 24/7 which is around the clock, in every time zone. Our VRI system is economical, easy to set up, consistent, & cost effective. Click here for more information.