This is "Jasiel & Icy" from Mexico, I am 19 years old, I am ein Mensch and my native language is Spanish. I saw your profile and I discovered the little words you wrote and you said that if someone has a question about Portuguese, that someone may ask you, so I have a few questions about Portuguese.
Actually I would say that I have more than just one question but I will name them slowly.
To start with, How is the alphabet of Portuguese like?
Is it the Latin one, I mean, then it would be just like Spanish.
Second, How many genders are there in Portuguese? Male and female, or there is a third one, like German and Sanskrit. Or more like Polish, I think there are four genders in Polish.
Thirdly, what are the main differences between the Portuguese from Brazil and the Portuguese from Portugal?
I have listened both and I can understand both easily just as well as I can understand almost perfectly Italian, nevertheless I have noted that there are a lot of differences, that I think I cannot describe. I listened to Saramago saying "Donde esta entao a democracia" and it was outstanding and I understand almost everything he said and I saw that video without subtitles.
On the other hand I watched "A era do gelo 2" in its original language and the pronunciation of the characters is completely different from Saramago’s and it caused me curiosity and after that I wanted to learn Portuguese, nevertheless I don’t know which one should I learn. A friend of mine is interested in Portuguese from Portugal and he told me that Brazilian is completely different from Portuguese from Portugal, just like English. The British English, the one I am studying, defers from American English, so I think there must be some differences.
Fourly, is Portuguese hard? It does not really matter, cause I do want to learn it.
To finish with, what would you teach me first? No matter what is it, I will study it and will learn it. I am a language student, so I must learn as much a I can. That is maybe just an unstoppable knowledge hunger.
“Jasiel & Icy”
Greetings from Mexico.