One of the most popular doces in Portugal é the pastel de nata.
The most famous versão is the Pastel de Belém.
Já o experimentaram?
The pastel de nata is a puff pastry recheada com creme.
Os ingredientes are farinha, açúcar, manteiga, leite, baunilha, and gemas de ovo.
Many pessoas like to put canela em pó on top.
Podem comer a pastel de nata and drink a coffee for lanche.
É simples, but very delicioso.
How did you do? If you’re a native English speaker, you may have noticed there are a number of Portuguese-English cognates. Cognates are words that are similar in two languages, usually due to a common root language.
You could probably guess the meaning of ingredientes, simples, and delicioso, even if you don’t know any Portuguese. However, words like já, recheada, and manteiga may have been more difficult.
Keep an eye out for “falsos amigos” (false friends / false cognates)! For example, the word lanche may sound similar to “lunch”, but it actually means something different.
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