Can You Tell Spanish Words from Italian?

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Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Spanish and Italian are both Romance languages, which means that they evolved from Latin. These two romantic languages seem very similar to many English speakers. See if it's all Greek to you with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Grazie.

This means "Thank you" in Italian. In Spanish, you say "Gracias."

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Adiós.

This means "Goodbye" in Spanish. In Italian you say "Addio."

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Prego.

This means "You're welcome" In Italian. In Spanish, you say "De nada."

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¿Qué hora es?

This is how you ask for the time in Spanish. In order to do so in Italian, you ask "Che ore sono?"

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Yo no comprendo.

This means "I don't understand" in Spanish. In Italian you say "Non capisco."

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Buenos días.

This means "Good morning" in Spanish. In Italian, you say "Buongiorno."

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¿Por qué?

This is how you ask "Why" in Spanish. In order to do so in Italian you say "Perché?"

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L'auto

This is how you say "the car" in Italian. In Spanish it's "El coche."

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La donna

This means "The woman" in Italian. In Spanish it's said "La mujer."

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¿Cómo está usted?

This means "How are you?" in Spanish. In Italian, you say "Come va?"

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Rojo

This is how the color red is said in Spanish. In Italian, it's said "Rosso."

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Hola

This means "Hello" in Spanish. The Italian equivalent is "Ciao."

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L'autunno

In Italian, this is the season "Autumn." In Spanish, it's "El Otoño."

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Sono stanco

This means "I'm tired" in Italian. In Spanish, it's "Estoy cansado."

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Aiutami!

This is "Help me!" in Italian. In order to call for help in Spanish, you say "¡Ayuadame!"

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Il dolce

This is Italian for "the dessert." In Spanish it's "El postre."

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La escuela

This is Spanish for "the school." In Italian it's "La scuola."

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Un ángel

This is Spanish for "an angel." In Italian it's "Un Angelo."

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Come ti chiami?

This is how to ask for someone's name in Italian. In Spanish, it's "¿Cuál es tu nombre?"

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Un hombre

This is Spanish for "a man." In Italian it's "Un uomo."

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Buon Natale

You can wish someone a merry Christmas in Italian with this phrase. In Spanish, it's "¡Feliz Navidad!"

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L'amore

This is Italian for "love." In Spanish it's "El amor."

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In bocca al lupo

This is Italian for "Good luck." It literally means "In the wolf's mouth." To wish someone luck in Spanish you say "Buena suerte."

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Il mare

This is Italian for "the sea." In Spanish it's "El mar."

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Hijo

This is Spanish for "Son." In Italian it's said "Figlio."

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Una manzana

This is Spanish for "An apple." In Italian it's "Una mela."

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Mi dispiace.

This means "I'm sorry" in Italian. In order to apologize in Spanish, you say "Lo siento."

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La muerte

This is Spanish for "death." In Italian it's "La morte."

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El queso

This means "The cheese" in Spanish. In Italian, cheese is "Il formaggio."

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El cumpleaños

This is "birthday" in Spanish. In Italian, it's "Il compleanno."

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El sol

This is Spanish for "the sun." In Italian it's "Il Sole."

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Mi esposo

This is Spanish for "My husband." In Italian, you would say "Mio Marito."

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La strega

This is Italian for "The Witch." In Spanish it's "La bruja."

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Azul

This is how the color blue is expressed in Spanish. In Italian, it's "Blu."

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Te amo.

This means "I love you" in Spanish. In Italian it's "Ti amo."

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