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In Brazil do people speak english?


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Angelo
no, and if you come, please DO NOT bring anything expensive, jewerly, or show up with an arrogant attitude towards our people and/or culture or you will get robbed/kidnapped. just telling the truth here. dont go to ANY favelas, for they are just as dangerous as warzones in iraq
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favela
http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=k-1Z3DfPcXw
http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=BhlkpjFX4d8&feature=related

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Lei A
The native language in Brazil is Portuguese, however many people do speak some English. The younger people will speak more fluently. If you plan to go to Brazil I would suggest that you try to learn at least a few basic phrases in their language.

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queenbeef90210
portugese

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The Corinthian
English is taught in the schools, but very few speak it well. My experience was that in the international service industries (hotels, transportation, etc.) you could find folks who spoke English. But the majority of people may know some words and phrases, but seldom enough to carry on a conversation. However, most were very friendly and helpful and I tried speaking Portuguese with them.

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kingprawn
As you might know, the official language is Portuguese (the only country in South America, as all the others speak Spanish) but English is mandatory in the schools (at least 3 years), so well educated Brazilians have at least an idea of English. Please note that lot's of people are an-alphabet and don't even speak Portuguese properly. However, if you are in the big cities like Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro you will find a lot of business people who speak English fluently. Good luck.

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augusto_cardoso
In touristic or large cities you may find some people, but it is easy to not find anytime.

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Karina D
Lots of people do but mostly portugeas sinces it is the native language. And dont listen to the dude that is talking about the favelas. Its as bad as the untied states. believe me.

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alberto
Brazilians speak portuguese, but, many people undrestand and speak in english.

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7418425
Only the illegal aliens.


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