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Lucia Rocha
Can Somebody please tell me What the difference is between Spanish and Portuguese...They're both Latin base, How come it is so difficult for me to speak it?
Dec 16, 2007 8:18 PM
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hi lucia, thanks for added me and welcome to italki.... and answer your question... Spanish and Portuguese are both Latin as English as well but Spanish and Portuguese are such different each other. At all, isn't hard a spanish person understands someone who speaks portuguese. Grammatically, I think portuguese is a little bit harder than spanish but For someone who speaks spanish learn how to speak is easier at all. Other thing is the false friends, word with the same writing but with different meaning, but i don't think it's a problem.... i hope I help.... see ya! if u'd like to pratice i got skype and msn...
December 17, 2007
Hi Lucia. I'm native in portuguese. Its a little similar, but not too much. Sometimes I think that english is more similar with portuguese tham the spanish.
December 27, 2007
Hi. Well, I speak Portuguese and I think Spanish is very easy to read, but hard to understand when it is spoken because they speak very fast! Although both languages are very similar, and maybe Portuguese is a little harder because we have more types of sounds, like the \z\ sound or the famous \ão\. Sometimes these languages are so alike each other that you can get confused with some similar words, so I think that you should learn just one of them first. I hope it helps you, bye!
December 26, 2007
Lucia Rocha
Language Skills
Arabic, English, Italian, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Spanish
Learning Language
Arabic, Italian, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese