Can You Tell Spanish Words from Italian?

By: Isadora Teich
Can You Tell Spanish Words from Italian?
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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.
Italian
This means "Thank you" in Italian. In Spanish, you say "Gracias."
Spanish

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

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

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¿Qué hora es?
Italian
Spanish
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.
Italian
Spanish
This means "I don't understand" in Spanish. In Italian you say "Non capisco."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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