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    Default Why is Spanish so similar to English? :confused:

    Why is Spanish so similar to English?
    I keep getting confused most of the time, seems like im starring at arab language sometimes
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    Default Re: Why is Spanish so similar to English? :confused:

    What a surprising comment! I don't find Spanish similar to English at all!!
    Sometimes what I think is connected to Spanish is German language.
    Why do you say this? What examples can you give us?

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    I agree with dranmr. Spanish is really different from English. Some words are similar but that's all. In terms of grammar, spelling and phonetics they are pretty different. Why do you think they are similar?

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    Default Re: Why is Spanish so similar to English? :confused:

    I agree with both dranmr and andrea.

    English and Spanish are similar from a certain point of view, but to say they are so similar is rather an overstatement.

    Please explain what you mean.

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    Default Re: Why is Spanish so similar to English? :confused:

    Medieval English pronunciation is VERY similar to spanish

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    Default Re: Why is Spanish so similar to English? :confused:

    Foros, could you please give some examples just to enlighten us?
    Thank you (I'm really curious)

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    Default Re: Why is Spanish so similar to English? :confused:

    Me too. I'm with dranmr.

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    Default Re: Why is Spanish so similar to English? :confused:

    I've read The Canterbury Tales, Foros, and yes, some sounds are similar to those in Spanish. But also to German. And taking into account that Modern English has roots in German, and German has some similar sounds to those in Spanish (remember that German has many many similarities to Latin, declensions is one strong example of that), I dare say that Modern English is similar to German more than to Spanish as for sounds at least.

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    Couldn't agree more. +1

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