Tip 15. Some true friends

Naturally, several words are very similar in Spanish and Portuguese, although it is always wise to pay attention to the pronunciation in Portuguese. Here are some of these “true friends”:

English Spanish Portuguese
now ahora agora
when cuando quando
where donde onde
so entonces então
today hoy hoje
new nuevo novo

Example:
English: So, where are you now?
Spanish: Entonces, ¿dónde estás ahora?
Portuguese: Então, onde é que você está agora?

Don’t be fooled! The word hoy in Spanish looks like and means the same as Portuguese hoje (“today”). However, hoy sounds like Brazilian Portuguese oi, which is a common greeting (hola in Spanish).