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 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.
Created by Adam N. Letchford in 2004.
Last update: July 2023.