Do you know that you can read some easy Italian, even if you never had an Italian lesson!
Because so many Italian words resemble English words, you will be able to get the gist of some Italian writing just by reading the Italian words that resemble English words.
You probably will not be able to make out entire sentences, but you should be able to understand enough Italian words and phrases to get the main ideas.
These passages are called Easy Italian because in most of these excerpts the Italian words that resemble English words are in capital letters to make reading this Italian easier for you.
Simply skim through these excerpts reading only the Italian words in capital letters that resemble English words, and this should enable you to understand the main ideas.
This is similar to something you may have done while reading English, skimming through any written article, not reading every word, but instead picking out only the main ideas.
The larger your English vocabulary is, the more foreign words you will recognize as being related to English.
The Italian words may not mean exactly the same thing as the English words they resemble, but they usually mean something similar.
You will understand the meanings of many main words that resemble English, so you might be able to figure out the meanings of some of the other Italian words.
Few people ever attempt to read a foreign language unless they have studied it, but the truth is that the many words similar to English will enable you to read some in these foreign languages if you try.
Read Italian When You Travel
These Italian passages demonstrate that the many words in Italian similar to English will enable you to attempt to read some of the Italian writing you will encounter on a visit to France, or any other Italian-speaking country.
So when you see Italian in print, you can skim through it looking for words you recognize as related to English.
When you travel, recognizing even a few words related to English can be of help to you in foreign countries.
Seeing words similar to English in Italian will enable you to begin to read some Italian.
You can try to read Italian at your own pace, unlike being forced to keep up when trying to listen to a foreigner speak Italian.
Since so many Italian words resemble English, it makes sense to take advantage of your entire lifetime of experience with the English words that resemble Italian words.
Although many Europeans can speak English, some still cannot speak English. For tourists, learning to read some Italian words is a crucial ability to develop because it permits tourists to get by even though they are unable to speak Italian, nor able to understand what Italian people might say to them in Italian.
Learning a foreign language is never EASY.
But some foreign languages are EASIER than others.
Italian, with many words like English, is one of the EASIEST.