Portuguese Stereotypes: True or False
In honour of the week of Portugal, Europe Language Café today is uncovering which Portuguese Stereotypes are true and which ones are fake.
European countries have stereotypes aplenty, and Portugal is no exception. So far Europe Language Café have talked about German, Dutch, Spanish, French and English stereotypes. Now it’s time to find out which Portuguese stereotypes are true and which are false!
Portugal is a part of Spain
Hell no! Portugal is a beautiful country located by the Atlantic Ocean at the west of the Iberian peninsula.
Cod Fish is in every Portuguese dish
Well, they do have at least 365 different dishes that contain cod, but eating it twice a week does not mean that it’s the only thing the Portuguese eat.
The Portuguese are cheap
That is true! Every real Portuguese person loves a good deal!
Being 15 minutes late is being on time
Maybe a few people would disagree, but the rest of the population would definitely say yes!
All negotiations are made over the lunch table
There is no deal that could not be achieved while eating delicious Portuguese food!
Portuguese women are hairy
This is very not true! Portuguese women know how to take care of themselves just like the rest of the European women.
What do you think about these Portuguese stereotypes, do you agree with them? Would you like to live and work in Portugal? Let us know!
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Thank you very much for hanging out with Europe Language Café and see you in our next blog!
“Portuguese women are hairy
This is very not true! Portuguese women know how to take care of themselves just like the rest of the European women.”
Are you implying that women who chose to keep their body hair simply don’t know how to take care of themselves? Keeping or removing hair is a personal preference, both choices are equally legitimate, and there is no reason to shame women for their choices.