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Spanish And Italian

Discussion in 'Italian Language' started by Avocadogirl, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Spаnish аnd Itаliаn hаd а соmmоn аnсеstоr just а соuplе thоusаnd yеаrs аgо. Thаt lаnguаgе wаs spоkеn аnd sprеаd by Rоmаns, аnd it wаs саllеd Lаtin. 2000 yеаrs is nоt а lоng timе fоr lаnguаgе еvоlutiоn. Thеrеfоrе, Spаnish аnd Itаliаn саn сlеаrly bе rесоgnisеd аs rеlаtеd lаnguаgеs. Thеy hаvеn’t hаd еnоugh timе tо bесоmе rеаlly distinсt frоm еасh оthеr.
     
  2. We have Latin languages that include Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and, guess what, Romanian. All these language come from Latin, pretty much like you say @AlexZ. So naturally there are quite a few similarities and have similar words, after all, their origin is the same.
     
  3. I think that I benefited a lot from my very brief knowledge of the Spanish language in my Italian when I was over there. When you get right down to it a lot of the words sound a like and you can usually get a good sense of things, not always though.
     
  4. Yeah, you are quite right, as there are many similar words. I am Portuguese, and the same happens between Portuguese and Spanish, a lot of resemblances. At the same time, Portuguese and Italian are more different, but we still have many similarities both at the grammatical level, as well as phonetically.
     
  5. Thanks for sharing those links @ptahm22, lol, really odd the swinging rhino on the 2nd link! :D The contents of the page are actually pretty good. Reading that 80% of the words are similar is a stunning number, but this doesn't mean that it's easy for Italians to learn Spanish or vice-versa. Portuguese is mentioned too, and I agree Spanish has to be the easiest language to learn.
     

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