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Portugal Translation Style Guide

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Full name: Portuguese Republic.

Official language: Portuguese.

Geography

Cities

Write Lisbon, but use the native form Porto (not Oporto).

Rivers

Write Tagus for Tejo.

Islands

Use the Azores.

Regions

  • PORTUGAL > PORTUGAL
  • Continente > Continental Portugal
    • Norte > North
    • Algarve > The Algarve
    • Centro > Centre
    • Lisboa > Lisbon
    • Alentejo > Alentejo
  • Região Autónoma dos Açores > Azores
  • Região Autónoma da Madeira > Madeira

Judicial bodies

  • Conselho Superior da Magistratura > Supreme Council of the Judiciary
  • Julgados de Paz > Justices of the Peace
  • Ministério Público > Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • Procuradoria-Geral da República > Attorney-General’s Office
  • Supremo Tribunal Administrativo > Supreme Administrative Court
  • Supremo Tribunal de Justiça > Supreme Court of Justice
  • Tribunal Arbitral > Court of Arbitration
  • Tribunal de Comarca > District Court
  • Tribunal de Contas > Audit Court
  • Tribunal de Relação > Court of Appeal
  • Tribunal dos Conflitos > Tribunal dos Conflitos (Court dealing with conflicts of jurisdiction)

Legal instruments

  • Constituição > Constitution
  • decreto regional > regional decree
  • decreto regulamentar > implementing decree
  • decreto regulamentar regional > regional implementing decree
  • decreto-lei > decree-law
  • despacho normativo > legislative order
  • lei > act/law
  • norma constitucional > constitutional statute
  • portaria > ministerial implementing order
  • postura > (municipal) by-law
  • resolução do Conselho de Ministros > resolution of the Council of Ministers

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