Spanish vs. Portuguese: Why the Language Barrier?
Was Venezuelan comedian Joanna Hausmann right when she called Portuguese, “Spanish on Xanax?” The two languages, both derived from Latin, share 89% of their lexicon, and yet, somehow Portuguese sounds v. different to so many Spanish speakers.
What’s up with that?
Joanna called in her Brazilian reinforcement, actor Michael Marlons, to break it down by consonants. Check out the video. I’ve been practicing my accent all day.