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
Created by Adam N. Letchford in 2004.
- In all the examples, I have used the convention of putting Italian words
and phrases first, followed by Spanish.
- If you have any suggestions or corrections, please let me know.
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- Thanks to the following for corrections and suggestions: Jorge de Alba Rubio, Debra Copes,
Alfonso Cuesta, Andrea Galloni, Rubén Maguregui, Simone Morando, Christian Olaechea,
Paolo Pellegrini, Michael Schilling, Raniero Superchi, Gabriel Tarriba and Ilana Walder-Biesanz.
Last update: July 2023.