Specialist Quiz – Language of the Month

We are so pleased to share with you that our Language of the Month series is returning with a range of events, online content and interviews to inspire you. Let us release the linguist in you as we discover the plethora of Languages on offer at Morley!

Our September Language of the Month is Portuguese and to get us started we thought we would test your knowledge with this fun quiz..

When Brazilians have a lanche, they have  

A lunch 

B a snack 

C a book launch 

A mulher de xaile (a woman in a shawl) is the term used to describe 

A a fado singer 

B an old woman 

C a widow 

Which of the following sets of words that can be found in English come from Portuguese? 

A fish, chips, bag, house 

B Lagos, chips, pencil, hammock 

C cha, marmalade, cobra, lingo

Oi in Brazilian Portuguese means 

A Oh! 

B Hi! 

C Oy! 

In Brazilian Portuguese, the word Brasil is pronounced 

A Brazil 

B Brassil 

C Braziw 

The expression a gente in Brazil is used to mean 

A we 

B the people 

C those people  

Brazil has 

A the largest African descended population outside Africa 

B the largest Japanese descended populations outside Japan 

C A and B 

Portugal’s national dish is 

A Bacalhau (cod) 

B Feijoada (rice and beans) 

C Sardinhas (sardines) 

José de Sousa Saramago  

A was Portuguese and won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998 

B was Angolan and won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1972 

C was Portuguese and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1972 

novela is  

A a novel 

B a short story 

C a soap opera 

ANSWERS

When Brazilians have a lanche, they have  

B a snack 

mulher de xaile (a woman in a shawl) is the term used to describe 

A a fado singer 

Which of the following sets of words that can be found in English come from Portuguese? 

C cha, marmalade, cobra, lingo

Oi in Brazilian Portuguese means 

B Hi! 

In Brazilian Portuguese, the word Brasil is pronounced 

C Braziw 

The expression a gente in Brazil is used to mean 

A we 

Brazil has 

C A and B 

Portugal’s national dish is 

A Bacalhau (cod) 

José de Sousa Saramago  

A was Portuguese and won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998 

novela is  

C a soap opera