Tip 46. When the c is not there

Several words that are similar in Spanish and Portuguese differ essentially by the letter c, which appears in Spanish but not in Brazilian Portuguese (though other small differences may exist as well). Note these examples that appear frequently in both languages.

English Spanish Portuguese
active activo ativo
doctor doctor doutor
exact exacto exato
insect insecto inseto
product producto produto

English: If you use this product, the insects won’t bother you.
Spanish: Si usas este producto, los insectos no te van a molestar.
Portuguese: Se você usar esse produto, os insetos não vão incomodar.