1st Meeting of Lusophones in Liverpool

01On the 6th of September 2015 the “Lusófonos” community of Liverpool (UK) joined together to celebrate their culture and language in a special event called “1o Encontro de Lusófonos em Liverpool” (1st Meeting of Lusophones in Liverpool). This meeting was organized by me and Pedro Almeida, who hosted the event at his restaurant, Café Porto, which is the only Portuguese restaurant in town (click here to visit Café Porto’s website).

Brazilians, Portuguese, Angolans, Bissau-Guineans and also Portuguese language students had the opportunity to talk about their cultural and language differences, eat feijoada and bacalhau, listen to Brazilian live music, listen to literature reading and dance the Angolan Kizomba.

1st Meeting of Lusophones in Liverpool - Photo 02I took the opportunity to launch my book (Três Histórias Diferentes para Aprender Português) and also to record in audio the different accents that we had in our meeting and make them available here. Below you can compare some different Portuguese accents, all saying the same phrase:

“Eu gosto muito de falar português, comer feijoada e bacalhau e festejar com meus amigos.”

Audio 1: São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Audio 2: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Audio 3: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Audio 4: Canindé, Ceará, Brazil

Audio 5: São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Audio 6: Curitiba, PA, Brazil

Audio 7: Lisboa, Portugal

Audio 8: Porto, Portugal

Audio 9: Luanda, Angola

Audio 10: Luanda, Angola

You can see that there is a great difference in our accents, especially on the letters “D” and “S”.

1st Meeting of Lusophones in Liverpool - Photo 03

We hope to be organizing more events like this soon. Keep checking Português Azul, follow this blog (RSS) or join our Facebook page: Learn Portuguese (Português Azul): https://www.facebook.com/groups/portuguesazul/

Also, the Brazilian community of Liverpool can be found at:

One Comment on “1st Meeting of Lusophones in Liverpool

  1. Foi uma tarde muito agradavel onde houve de tudo: comida, bebida, recitacao de leitura, musica Brasileira ao vivo e mesmo fado! Kizomba tambem nao faltou. Tudo com estas maravilhosas pronuncias, de diferentes partes do Globo mas, todos falando Portugues. Ate’ houve um Parabens a voce, cantado por todos, na nossa lingua materna. O proximo, ainda vai ser melhor.

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