Moving on quickly to another language test drive, I tried out a romance language. This time, it’s Italian. Having already studied French a lot, and a bit of Spanish, I went into this thinking it would be a lot more similar to Spanish than French, considering how it sounds. I was right. French is the most different Romance language, so Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese share a lot.
Io sono un uomo.
— I am a man.
This is probably the easiest thing about Italian. It uses the Roman alphabet, which is appropriate, considering that alphabet started there. There’s nothing difficult about this. Reading and writing are simple.
I also found this fairly easy. The rules seem straightforward and not at all difficult to remember. I had no problem with this.
Like Spanish, it has gendered nouns, and many different articles to go along with them. It seems that articles combine with other words, something I haven’t seen yet. Conjugation of verbs is something to get used to, but hopefully consistent. Lots of new pronouns to learn, too. But since it is similar to Spanish, I think this should be pretty easy to pick up.
I think having studied a bit of Spanish has given me an advantage here. I found this easy to learn and I could remember the words well. The only difficulty is verb conjugation, which I should get used to as I study. I enjoyed the six lessons I did, which were pretty straightforward. They focused mainly on the “be,” “eat,” “drink,” and “read” verbs, which have similarities to both Spanish and French. I just have to make sure I don’t get confused between the languages. So, I think I have another language in Italian to look forward to.
Have you studied Italian? Are you interested in it? Let me know what you think about it in the comments below.