So after being passionate about Portuguese for some time, I have decided to start learning it, as I really like how it sounds. So I'm totally open to any suggestions about resources you may know, as finding the good ones always takes time, and as a complete beginner, I'd love to get some knowledge from other learners about it. As my time is very limited, I tend to study on my own rather than taking courses, and I am more of a grammar-focused learner.
I'm having a Romance languages background (knowing Italian and some French), so I was wondering how easy/hard it is compared to the other Romance languages?
Are there any good YouTube lessons/websites/books that are totally worth the time? What is your experience with them?
Are more resources available for Portugal or Brazilian Portuguese? Do they have a huge difference between them (like learning one of them, you don't really understand the other much), or they have more of a relationship similar to US/UK English?
Any comments are much appreciated, and thanks for your time!