[ oo-spen-skee; Russian oo-spyen-skyee ]
/ uˈspɛn ski; Russian uˈspyɛn skyi /


Pe·ter De·mia·no·vich [pee-ter di-myah-nuh-vich; Russian pyawtr dyi-myah-nuh-vyich] /ˈpi tər dɪˈmyɑ nə vɪtʃ; Russian ˈpyɔtr dyɪˈmyɑ nə vyɪtʃ/, 1878–1947, Russian philosopher and author.


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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