Howdy, fellas! How’s everything going? I hope it’s going really great! :D
Anyway, in this session, I’d like to share seven English vocabulary of Portuguese origin with you. Here we go! #EngVocab
Albatross; which means a large white bird with long, strong wings that lives near the sea; comes from the word ALBUS (white). #EngVocab
BRISA is the origin of the word ‘Breeze’ in English which means a light and pleasant wind. #EngVocab
Bossa Nova, meaning a type of Brazilian popular music, or a dance to this music, also comes from the Portuguese word. #EngVocab
Caramel, burnt sugar used to give flavour and a brown colour to food, comes from the late Latin CALAMELLUS. #EngVocab
COCO produces the word ‘Coconut’ which means a large fruit like a nut with a thick, hard, brown shell. #EngVocab
Mangrove, a tropical tree, found near water, whose twisted roots grow partly above ground, comes from the word MANGLE. #EngVocab
And the last one is the English word ‘Negro’ It’s arrived from the Latin word NIGER, with the same meaning as the English one. #EngVocab
Therefore, those are some English words of Portuguese origin, fellas. I hope this short session helps you to enrich your knowledge. #EngVocab
Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press) and Oxford Dictionaries.
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on January 5, 2015.