One of the official languages of the EU, Portuguese is spoken by 11 millions people in Portugal and 200 millions people overall in the world.
Official language of 9 countries, Portuguese can vary in vocabulary and accent according to the region it is spoken. European Portuguese is often said to sound like Russian.
Some people believe that if you know Russian, learning European Portuguese is easier. Portuguese is a romanic language along with French, Spanish and Italian. Once you know Portuguese, learning these other languages become easier. Learning Portuguese at IALG, it is discovering the 6th most widely spoken language in the world, taught by native Portuguese teachers.