Can You Tell Italian Words from Spanish?

By: Isadora Teich

"La leche" comes from which language?

"La leche" is the Spanish word that means milk. The word for milk in Italian is "il latte."

From which language does the word "Bellissimo" come?

"Bellissimo" is an Italian adjective that means handsome, beautiful, or lovely. The feminine form of the adjective is "bellissima."

"Llorar" is a verb from which language?

"Llorar" is a Spanish verb which means to cry. "Piangere" is the Italian verb that means to cry.

Is "il cane" Spanish or Italian?

"Il cane" is an Italian word. It means "the dog."

From which language does the word "blu" come?

The word for the color blue varies in different languages. In Italian it is "blu." In Spanish it is "azul."

Is the word "Sabato" Spanish?

"Sabato" is the Italian word for the day Saturday. In Spanish, Saturday is "Sábado."

"Correr" is from which language?

"Correr" is a Spanish verb which means "to run." In Italian, the word is "correre."

"Il pranzo" comes from which language?

"Il pranzo" is Italian for the word lunch. In Spanish, lunch is "el almuerzo."

Is "El niño" Spanish?

"El niño" is the Spanish word for a male child. In Italian, the word is "il bambino."

"La mela" comes from which language?

"La mela" is the Italian word for apple. In Spanish, apple is "la manzana."

The word "frío" comes from which language?

"Frío" means cold in Spanish. "Freddo" is the Italian word for cold or chilly.

Is "el otoño" Italian?

"El otoño" is the Spanish word for autumn. In Italian, the word for autumn is "l'autunno."

The verb "viaggiare" comes from:

"Viaggiare" is an Italian verb meaning to travel. In Spanish, the verb for to travel is "viajar."

"Il sud" is a word from which language?

The Italian word for the south is "il sud." In Spanish it's "el sur."

"La esposa" comes from which language?

"La esposa" is Spanish for wife. In Italian, this is "la moglie."

"Parlare" is a verb from which language?

"Parlare" is an Italian verb meaning to speak, talk, or say. "Hablar" is the Spanish verb which has roughly the same meaning.

"Il coltello" is a word from which language?

"Il coltello" is the Italian word for knife. In Spanish, the word for knife is "el cuchillo."

Is "le montagne" a Spanish word?

"Le montagne" is the Italian word meaning "the mountains." In Spanish, the word for the mountains is "las montañas."

"Rosso" means red in which language?

"Rosso" means red in Italian. The word for red in Spanish is "rojo."

The verb "leggere" comes from which language?

"Leggere" is an Italian verb meaning "to read." The Spanish verb of the same meaning is "leer."

"El coche" comes from which language?

"El coche" is Spanish for car. You can also say "el auto." In Italian, the car is "l'auto."

"Ottobre" comes from which language?

"Ottobre" is the Italian word for the month of "October." In Spanish, this fall month is called "Octubre."

"La vaca" is a word from which language?

"La vaca" is Spanish for cow. The Italian word for cow is "la mucca."

Is "el pan" an Italian word?

"El pan" means bread in Spanish. While similar, the word for bread in Italian is a bit different. It's "il pane."

The adjective "incinta" comes from which language?

"Incinta" is the Italian word for pregnant. "Embarazada" is the Spanish word that means pregnant.

The verb "querer" comes from which language?

"Querer" is a Spanish verb which means to want. The Italian verb of the same meaning is "volere."

The adjective "amarillo" comes from which language?

"Amarillo" is a Spanish word which means yellow. In Italian, the word for yellow is "giallo."

Is "il cappello" Italian?

"Il cappello" means "hat" in Italian. "El sombrero" is how you say "hat" in Spanish.

The noun "el huevo" comes from which language?

"El huevo" is a Spanish word that means egg. The word for egg in Italian is "l'uovo."

Is the verb "cocinar" Italian?

"Cocinar" is a Spanish verb which means "to cook." In Italian, this verb is "cucinare."

The noun "la notte" comes from which language?

"La notte" is the Italian word for night. In Spanish, the word for night is "la noche."

Is the verb "ballare" Spanish?

"Ballare" is an Italian verb meaning to dance. The verb meaning to dance in Spanish is "bailar."

Is the noun "el cuero" Spanish?

"El cuero" is a Spanish word meaning leather. The Italian word for leather is "il cuoio."

"Il formaggio" comes from which language?

"Il formaggio" is the Italian word for cheese. In Spanish, the word for cheese is "el queso."

Is the word "la muerte" Italian?

"La muerte" is the Spanish word for death. In Italian, it is "la morte."

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About This Quiz

Spanish and Italian come from the same language family tree, but they are definitely sisters and not twins. Both languages are known for their romantic flair and are technically Romance languages. This means that both Spanish and Italian share a main common ancestor. They both have their roots in the dead language Latin, which was spoken by the Ancient Romans. 

Today, Italian is spoken by over 60 million people in nearly 30 countries, though the highest concentration of Italian-speakers can be found in Europe. Spanish, on the other hand, is one of the most spoken languages on earth, with over 430 million native speakers around the globe. Native Spanish speakers can be found in the Americas, Africa, and Europe.   

These two smooth languages are known for their beautiful sound, but that does not mean they are easy to learn and master. If you don't know your stuff, it might be easy to confuse the words of the two of them. Each, however, has its own distinct way of pronouncing the letters of the Latin alphabet and stringing them together.  

If you are a language whiz with a love for all things romantic, see if you can tell Spanish and Italian words apart with this quiz!

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