Comparison of Italian and Spanish

Adam N. Letchford, Lancaster University

To most people, the Italian and Spanish languages look and sound similar. But just how similar are they really? The following pages constitute an attempt to answer this question. Notes:
  1. In all the examples, I have used the convention of putting Italian words and phrases first, followed by Spanish.
  2. If you have any suggestions or corrections, please let me know. (Contact details are here.)
  3. Thanks are due to Rubén Maguregui, Christian Olaechea, Michael Schilling, Ilana Walder-Biesanz, Jorge de Alba Rubio, Simone Morando, Gabriel Tarriba and Raniero Superchi for some useful corrections and suggestions.
Created by Adam N. Letchford in 2004.
Last update: September 2014.