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Windows 7: Italian or Spanish - which language to learn?

08 Oct 2011   #1
rfe777

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Italian or Spanish - which language to learn?

I want to learn either Italian or Spanish, but can't decide which one. If you had to choose, which one would it have been and why?

TIA
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08 Oct 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

I am learning italian for about one year now, and the only thing i can say is that italian is closer to english in the pronounciation or at least the voice which is needed is similar. Spanish has the same grammar as italian, but it sounds more like talking to a snake and it is spoken more worldwidely if you think out-of-the-civilization countries. However, for business things they are equally important.
They are equally easy to learn (of course english is easier), so it is really up to you. Watch some videos on youtube and listen to them both.
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08 Oct 2011   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

For me, the areas I work here in California, the answer would be easy...Spanish. I wish I spoke Spanish, the majority of my customers speak Spanish, and many only Spanish. A Guy
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08 Oct 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I like Italian, but Spanish is spoken by more people. I would pick the one where you have a chance to use it occasionally. You really only learn a language when you use it for a while in a country where it is spoken.
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08 Oct 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Da kann ich nur zustimmen. Vamos a estudiar español
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08 Oct 2011   #6
Imperfect1

 
 

I agree with all of our resident advisers above! Unless you're going to Italy and/or love the opera, I'd select Spanish for all the reasons given.
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08 Oct 2011   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
...Unless you're going to Italy and/or love the opera...
...or if you have an Italian girlfriend...

Quote:
...I'd select Spanish for all the reasons given.
My vote would also be Spanish, for the same sort of reasons given above.
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08 Oct 2011   #8
ComputerCheif12

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I personally would like to learn Italian. Everyone says that Spanish is more beneficial now-a-days, but I think Italian would be a lot cooler then Spanish! There's just something about the Italian culture that I find fascinating.
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09 Oct 2011   #9
quester12

multiple operating systems xp pro 32bit win7 64 bit pro and ultimate
 
 

Computerchief12, I am able to read and speak Spanish, write and read , speak Italian, a bit of french , polish and Japanese,Russian. The easiest to learn is Spanish , and is very close to Italian , depending on the region. If you look at a translation to-from for Spanish and Italian you will find accent changes and gender vowel changes(a or o) for male and female . both are wonderful languages as are all the European romance languages.

enjoy

quester12
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09 Oct 2011   #10
ComputerCheif12

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

quester12,

How do you know how to speak like 5 languages? Doesn't it get confusing? How long did it take you to "conquer" each language and what program did you use?

Like I said above, I'm interested in learning Italian. However there isn't a lot of use for it where I'm currently living.
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