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What is the difference between Italian and Spanish? This is why they are so similar

What is the difference between Italian and Spanish? This is why they are so similar

Wanting to choose between learning Spanish and Italian as a second language? A 2006 report by Unesco stated that language family linguistic similarity makes it far easier for native speakers of a Romance language such as Italian to learn several other Romance languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Portuguese, Romansch).  However, Ethnologue studied that the lexical similarity of Spanish and Italian is estimated at 82%. This is lower than the 89% similarity between Spanish and Portuguese and 89% similarity between Italian and French.  Therefore, what is the 18% difference between Italian and Spanish? Italians love to end their words in a vowel, a Garden (English) is Giardino (Italian)...

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Is Italian Hard to Learn

Is Italian Hard to Learn

Did you know the US Department of State ranked Italian as one of the easiest foreign languages to learn? Therefore, is Italian hard to learn? Italian is easy to learn because it is similar to the English language. Based on Foreign Service Institution's 70 years of experience teaching different languages to US Diplomats, the number of hours expected to speak and read Italian is around 24 weeks compared to 30 weeks for French, 36 weeks for German and 88 weeks for Asian languages like Chinese, Japanese. It takes around 600-750 language class hours to learn Italian compared to 2,200 class hours to...

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Is Venice Overrated

Is Venice Overrated

When a lot of people think about a place to visit while they are on vacation, one notable place that they would like to visit would be Venice, Italy with over 26 million visitors a year.  Venice was found in many lists of overrated destinations including thetravel.com, traveladdicts.net, dailymail.co.uk, frommers.com, and nytimes.com. Being overrated might not be a bad thing for Venice as it is still very popular and loved for a small island. There are several reasons why Venice is overrated Gondola rides are overrated and overpriced and available in other places.  Overcrowded until Venetians don't like tourists. Venice...

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Best Coffee in Venice Italy | Where to Find

Best Coffee in Venice Italy | Where to Find

During the 17th century, Venetian merchants took the coffee powder back with them from Istanbul and brought it back to the city, but was condemned as Satan's drink.  Coffee gain popularity when Pope Clement VIII tasted it and famously said "Why this Satan's drink is so delicious that it would be a pity to let the infidels have exclusive use of it". For people who loved a variety of coffee, the best coffee can be found in  Caffé del Doge - Although not so big this coffee café located near the Rialto Bridge offers some of the best espressos in...

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Is Murano Glass Expensive

Is Murano Glass Expensive

In 2018, the most expensive piece of Murano glasswork was sold at $737,000 in Wright auction. Stearns completed the sculpture La Sentinella di Venezia (The Sentinel of Venice) in 1962. (Source: architecturaldigest.com) Therefore, is Murano glass expensive? At the price of $737,000 which can buy you a house. A 5-inch vase costs hundreds of dollars too. Wright's also affirmed the prices for imported Italian Murano glass, as the sale totaled $2,737,450 and above the sale's estimated value for 81 percent of the lots sold.  Source:https://olnickspanu.com/ The fact is that glass from Murano is very special and exemplary especially when you want to keep something special...

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