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Similar Portuguese and English Words

edited November 2014 in Portuguese



You can read in the blog section a post on English and Portuguese false friends, in which you learn how some words that look the same in these two languages have different meanings.

To complement that list, here’s another list with some English and Portuguese words that share the same origin and have the same meaning:

Portuguese - English

albatroz - albatross

albino - albino

banana - banana

bufalo - buffalo

caramel - caramel

flamingo - flamingo

marmelada - marmelade

piranha - piranha

samba - samba

varanda - veranda

zebra - zebra

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