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 , 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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