Comparing languages is always fun. It allows you to discover similarities and differences, giving you the necessary tools to expand your vocabulary and your linguistic awareness. Learn languages and discover the wonder of words. Stay tuned for more language infographics.
Due to the history of the Iberian Peninsula both Spanish and Portuguese (Ibero-Romance languages) have been strongly influenced by Arabic.
The influence of Arabic is visible in both Spanish and Portuguese vocabulary. However, even though both languages have not preserved Arabic derived words to the same extent they do share a large number of Arabic words.
All languages are influenced by their history and words are living vestiges of cultural diversity. All words are important, all languages are heritage.
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Following up on the previous post. There are many useful ways you can explore to boost your Portuguese vocabulary rapidly and start using new words in a matter of seconds.
Spotting patterns when learning languages is an essential and worthwhile tool to expand your linguistic knowledge. The infographic on this post will teach you 2 more methods with which you can use your knowledge of Spanish to learn Portuguese.
1. When a Spanish word contains "ue" it becomes "o" in Portuguese
2. When a Spanish word ends in "able" it becomes "ável" in Portuguese
Take time to explore the similarities between Spanish and Portuguese and stay tuned in for Part 3.
Both Spanish and Portuguese belong to the same language family (Ibero-Romance languages). Therefore, they share many linguistic similarities and a similar vocabulary.
If you look closely, you will start seeing different patterns and sequences which will allow you to have access to a wide variety of words which will rapidly expand vocabulary in Portuguese.
The infographic below will provide your with 2 straightforward methods you can start applying now to boost your vocabulary in Portuguese:
1. When a word in Spanish begins with an "ll" it becomes "ch" in Portuguese
2. When a word in Spanish contains a "ie" it becomes "e" in Portuguese
These methods are very useful and extremely accurate, however, you have to be aware that it does not work 100% of the time. Have fun learning Portuguese and stay tuned in for Part 2.
When the language you are learning shares vocabulary with languages you already know it becomes easier to get acquainted with the languages and it will allow you to expand your vocabulary at a faster rate.
Maltese is a Semitic language, this means it belongs to the same family as Arabic and Hebrew, whereas, Italian is a Romance language which developed from Latin. However, due to Malta's geographical location and its rich history the Maltese language has been greatly influenced by the languages with which it has come into contact. One of these is Italian, which has left an important imprint in Maltese vocabulary.
Below, you will find a small selection of words which both Italian and Maltese share. Maybe, the next stop after learning Italian is learning Maltese.
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Learning a language is a wonderful adventure through words. Acquiring new words to improve our vocabulary requires effort and dedication. So, it is always useful to have a few tricks up your sleeve to access new words quickly.
Both Spanish and Asturian are Ibero-Romance languages, this means that they are closely related languages and learning and expanding your vocabulary is an easier task.
The infographic below will provide you with 2 simple methods you can start using now to boost your vocabulary in Asturian:
1. When a word in Spanish begins with an "l" it becomes "ll" in Asturian
2. When a word in Spanish contains a "j" it becomes "y" in Asturian
Remember this is just a general rule, it does not work with all words! Learning about rules and exceptions is part and parcel of language learning.
Enjoy and remember to check the blog for part 2