According to the GDP (Gross domestic product), Brazil is currently the seventh-largest economy in the world. It is also the largest economy of Latin America and the second largest in the western hemisphere. In recent years, namely from 2000 up to 2012, Brazil has become one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world.
Brazil has a population of almost 200 million, and it’s essential to point out that the middle class has been growing significantly, and millions of people have been lifted out of poverty.
Obviously, Brazil’s economic growth has been the catalyst to attracting foreign investors and traders to its diversified and competitive financial sector. And of course, those investors need to learn the language to do well in their businesses.
Even though Brazil’s economic growth decelerated a bit in 2013 and had no increase in 2014, there are still foreigners who want to learn Brazilian Portuguese and experience this tropical country. We saw the great influx of soccer aficionados who went to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and sports’ lovers who made their presence at The Olympic Games which happened in Rio in 2016.
Besides its favorable economy and the mega sports events taking place in Brazil, there are many other reasons for people to want to learn Portuguese and come to visit Brazil: its tropical climate, its rain forest, its delicious food, and last but not least its beautiful and friendly people with an exciting and involving culture.
So, if you have been thinking of visiting Brazil, learning Portuguese is key to enhancing your experience. Contact a Brazilian native who can enlighten you in all aspects of the country: its authentic spoken language and true accent, and of course, its culture and its history well.
Check out what else you might want to learn about the Portuguese language in our All About Portuguese page.