Spanish and Italian are mutually intelligible to various degrees. They both come from “Vulgar Latin,” that’s why they have so much in common. Italian and Spanish share 82% lexical similarity. … Some say, if you want to speak Italian, then talk in Spanish with continuous moving hands.
Is Italian Latin?
The Italian language stems directly from Latin, just like other Romance languages like Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, French, Romanian and other minority languages (Occitan, Provençal, Galician, Ladin and Friulan).
Is English older than Spanish?
I’d dare say that Spanish, as a spoken language probably were intelligible to a Modern Spanish speaker a few hundred years prior to the first Spanish words being put on paper, meaning that spoken Spanish is actually older than spoken English.
What came first Portuguese or Spanish?
Spanish and Portuguese are Romance languages, meaning that they both originate from Latin. Due to their shared heritage, many vocabulary words are written and spoken very similarly. Given their high level of language contact, many words in Spanish come directly from Portuguese.