Italian is more like their distant cousin. Portuguese is far easier, despite their very different pronunciation and nasalizations not existent in Spanish. Portuguese has very similar and even identical words in Spanish. Portuguese grammar is also conjugated in a similar and familiar way to Spanish grammar.
Is Portuguese the hardest language to learn?
The good news is that for English-speakers, Portuguese is actually widely considered to be one of the easiest languages to learn. The Foreign Service Institute lists Portuguese among its Category I languages – the easiest – along with Spanish, French, and Italian, to name a few.
Should I learn Italian or Portuguese after Spanish?
If you like the way Italian sounds, as well as Italan culture (people, food, landmarks etc), you should study Italian. On the other hand, if you are more involved in Portuguese culture ( or Brazilian one), you have to choose Portuguese.
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.
Is Portuguese worth learning?
Because Portuguese is similar to other Romance languages, learning it can also help set you up for success should you choose to study another Romance language down the road. Since this is one of the most popular language families among students, any advantage you can gain is a huge bonus!