[ ber-gah-muh, bur-guh-muh ]
/ bərˈgɑ mə, ˈbɜr gə mə /
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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Example sentences from the Web for bergama
Bergama, the squalid modern Turkish city, lies apart from the splendid ruins of the ancient town; (see Fig. 283).
Pergamum, the modern Bergama, lay in the valley of the Caicus in Mysia, about fifteen miles from the sea.