I was watching a travel show about Italy last night and I noticed alot of the words the Italians used were very close to Spanish words I know (4 years of HS Spanish).
Well duh, they both come from Latin of course. But I’m curious about people who are native Romance language speakers.
Can French and Spanish speakers understand each other pretty well? Italian and Spanish? How closely are these related?
Have any of you been able to use your knowledge of one Romance language to “make do” when travelling to a different Romance-language country? If you speak one Romance language does another Romance language make more sense to you than a Germanic language like English?