Brazil has the world’s ninth largest economy by nominal GDP. Though the Brazilian economy is characterized by an inward-looking economy, Brazil imports approximately $32 billion in goods from the United States. Brazil’s economy is also the largest in Latin America and the second largest in the Americas. Top import categories in 2016 were: vehicles, electrical machinery, machinery, optical and medical instruments.

With a population of 200 million people, all of whom speak Brazilian Portuguese, it is a language worth supporting for goods Brazilians like to buy from the United States. Brazilian Portuguese differs from its European cousins in phonology and to a certain extent, word choice. The difference between Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese can be equated to the differences between American and British English.

Gateway Globalization has a large pool of Brazilian Portuguese translators who are  subject matter experts who reside in Brazil, so they will have the most up-to-date linguistic skills for this market.

 

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