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What do France Italy and Spain have in common?
They share similar approaches to business and education, similar family values, and similar religious values. The French, Italian and Spanish languages, as well as several regional languages spoken within these countries, also share many similarities because they have all descended from Latin.
Does Italy and Spain speak the same language?
Spanish and Italian are mutually intelligible to various degrees. They both come from “Vulgar Latin,” that’s why they have so much in common. Italian and Spanish share 82\% lexical similarity.
What country speaks the most French?
Unsurprisingly, France boasts the highest number of native French speakers, although it’s not the most populous country to have French as an official language. The Democratic Republic of Congo has a population of 77 million, compared to 62 million in France.
Does Italy and France speak the same language?
The lexical similarity between French and Italian is around 85-90\%. That means that almost 9/10s of the two languages’ words are similar but does not mean that they are necessarily mutually intelligible to native speakers due to big differences in pronunciation and syntax.
Why doesn’t Spain want to work with Portugal?
Spain has less interest in working with Portugal than vice versa, even though it admits that it counts on its western neighbour for all European policy areas, from the common energy policy to common policy on justice and home affairs (mainly on countering terrorism and preventing radicalisation).
Is it possible to learn a third language in Italy?
In many countries – including Italy – third languages are starting to be learned. French is studied as a third language by more than 50 per cent of lower secondary students in Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania and Portugal.
Which languages are studied as a third language in Europe?
French is studied as a third language by more than 50 per cent of lower secondary students in Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania and Portugal. German is studied as a third language by more than half of the pupils in Denmark and Poland, while Spanish is studied by around half of the pupils in France.
How multilingual is multilingualism in Europe?
Multilingualism is one of the founding principles of the European Union, but only one in five Europeans can speak two languages other than their own – even though the picture is improving. What really makes the difference is the effectiveness of language teaching and exposure to foreign languages.