Portuguese Resources

Translation Source supports Brazil’s announcement for 13th round of bidding with ANP at OTC 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

FullSizeRenderTranslation Source had the honor of assisting the Consulate General of Brazil in Houston with the visit of Brazil’s Minister of Mines & Energy, Eduardo Braga, during the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, in which Translation Source provided all the necessary resources to communicate his message to the Houston audience. … Read more

Localization and Dialects: How to Avoid Missteps in Translation

Monday, August 4, 2014

Translation-Source_logo_wo_text_300dpiCareful localization of translation services is crucial to the success of an international product launch.  Companies like Nokia, Kraft, and Apple all learned this the hard way when their products hit the global market with a name was unintentionally vulgar in a specific dialect.  … Read more

Brazil 2014: Fast Facts on Language Issues Presented by the World Cup

Friday, May 9, 2014

World CupFrom June 12th to July 13th 2014 Brazil will host the 20th FIFA World Cup. The mission behind this major event for soccer fans is to unite people through a mutual love of the sport and to foster understanding between cultures. … Read more

Doing Business with Petrobras: How to score a goal

Monday, March 26, 2012

Doing business with Petrobras, Brazil’s largest oil company, may seem intimidating but opportunities abound in this ever-expanding company. Before you throw yourself in the game, take a look at our 7 unknown tips to optimize your relationship with Petrobras. … Read more

“Brazil: Land of Opportunity” Month

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Welcome to Brazil. Where the clear waters, beautiful people, and the rich sounds of Samba take you to a world like no other.

This month, Translation Source will introduce blog posts focusing on the business opportunities of the Brazilian market. We will give you exclusive access on doing business with Brazil and, as a result, help you put the groundwork for the future. … Read more

Facts about Petrobras

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Industry: oil & gas

Headquarters: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Language:  Portuguese (Brazil)

Petrobras is the largest company in Latin America.

Petrobras was created in 1953 by the Brazilian Government.

Brazilian Government owns 54% Petrobras.

In 1963, Cenpes was created by Petrobras’s Research Center

In 1973, Brazil faced its first oil crisis which nearly bankrupted Petrobras. … Read more

4 reasons not to mix Brazilian translations with its European counterpart

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Referring to a woman as a rapariga might get you a sweet smile in Portugal, but a slap in the face in Brazil. As speakers of English, we know that vocabulary and pronunciation can change across the varieties of a language. … Read more