|Table of languages significantly similar to French|
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French is very close to other Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese and especially Italian. If you know one of these four languages, you can learn the other one in 6 months of intensive study (I did it).
All Romance languages share a very similar vocabulary derived from Latin and a similar conjugation system. There are many cosmetic differences in vocabulary and pronunciation but those languages are almost mutually intelligible.
People who studied latin will have a field day learning French, whose grammar is much simpler than latin grammar.
The purpose of this table is to list the most important languages similar to French and see how closely related they are. It helps you select the language you want to learn by appraising you on what significant other languages you could learn more easily on the basis of your future knowledge of French.
If you feel the figures listed in this table are not correct and you have learned one of the languages listed above, please feel free to contact me and let me know how this should be improved and why.
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