Speaking Soccer in Portuguese

"The more jargon-heavy the subject, the greater the differences," says Luciano Monteiro, a translator in Brazil who specializes in soccer. "We understand almost everything Cristiano [Ronaldo] says. But Ronaldo would be the team's laughingstock if he played for Brazil."

This article was written by Darren Everson and Hannah Karp and published in the Wall Street Journal on 25 June 2010. The original can be seen here. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.