Can a Romanian understand Portuguese?

Romanian linguists claim that Portuguese is closest to Romanian of all Romance languages, due to rather similar structural modifications of the two at the periphery of the Latin speaking world.

Are Portuguese and Romanian language similar?

Few know that Romanian is a Romance language, similar to French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese; however, due to the country’s geographical position in Eastern Europe, surrounded by Slavic-speaking countries, people think that Romanian is part of the Slavic family.

Are Portuguese and Romanian mutually intelligible?

They aren’t mutually intelligible, but since both are based on Latin, a speaker of either can learn the other pretty fast, even without taking formal classes.

How much Italian can Romanians understand?

Not really mutually intelligible, but enough in common for a Romanian to be able to pick up 15% of what it’s being said in Italian (and maybe 20% of what is being written) without any prior knowledge of the language.

Can a Portuguese person understand Spanish?

Originally Answered: Can Portuguese speakers naturally understand Spanish? Yes, they can. The Portuguese understand Spanish quite well, even if they have not studied it. When I had not yet learned Portuguese, when I visited this country I spoke Spanish and I had no problem.

Can Germans understand Dutch?

Dutch is as effective at encrypting communication from German speakers as French is. Dutch people mostly understand Germans – although without practice they don´t speak German. Germans on the other hand need practice to even understand Dutch, since it involves many different ways of pronouncing similar words.

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Are Spanish and Portuguese mutually intelligible?

Spoken Spanish and Portuguese are less mutually intelligible than their written forms. In other words, on paper, the two languages look very similar and speakers of either language can generally read the other language without too much struggle.

Is Romania rich or poor?

Whether you are rich or you are poor, these—indeed—are very strange and frightening times.


Rank Country GDP-PPP ($)
45 Hungary 33,030
46 Slovak Republic 32,709
47 Latvia 31,509
48 Romania 30,526
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