Tip 53. Shorter words

Some of the words that are similar in Portuguese and Spanish are a little shorter in Portuguese. Here are some examples.

English Spanish Portuguese
air aire ar
color el color* a cor*
hand mano mão
sister hermana irmã

*Note that cor is feminine in Portuguese while color is masculine in Spanish.

Example:
English: My sister held my hand.
Spanish: Mi hermana me agarró/cogió la mano.
Portuguese: A minha irmã segurou a minha mão.