Italian is the Romance language that retains the most resemblance to Latin. Modern Italian is based on a dialect that originated in Florence. The version of Italian people speak today became official in the 19th century.
Italian and English have many cognates, which are words that sound or are spelled the same way. For instance, the Italian word for ‘familiar’ is ‘familiare.’ ‘Musica’ is the Italian word for music. In Italian, ‘diary’ is ‘diario,’ and ‘professor’ is ‘professore.’
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|Author:||Colin McCormick; Anna Maria Sabbione|