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In Spanish (as in Portuguese), estar is used for things that are transient in nature or potentially changeable; ser is used for things that are consistent or stable. The only difference I can find is that in Spanish, estar is used for location, among many other things, but ser virtually never is. In Portuguese, both estar and ser are used, based on whether ...


I always thought Portuñol/Portunhol referred to any mix of Spanish and Portuguese. I use it myself when talking to Portuguese speakers who don't have English. Basically I just speak Spanish except: where I happen to know there is a different word in Portuguese (like hablar vs falar) where I know there's a different pronunciation of a same or similar word ...

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