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Are Greek and Italian mutually intelligible?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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  • Pontus
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Although they are both Indo-European languages, they are distant cousins to each other.  

    Latin did borrow a lot of vocabulary from Greek, but that doesn't make them mutually intelligible.

    English borrowed a ton of vocabulary from Old French and from Latin itself, but English is not mutually comprehensible with either one. (French evolved from Latin, by the way). 

    All IE languages share some grammatical concepts in common, and at least a few core words are related (but it's not always obvious), but the details can vary dramatically.  Greek & Italian are on separate branches of the IE family tree and not very similar to each other. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Are Greek and Italian mutually intelligible?  No. 

    Are Latin and Italian mutually intelligible?  No.

    Are Greek and Latin mutually intelligible?  Maybe.

  • 1 month ago

    No.  They share a few international words like other European languages, like "taxi", but they're about as close as Armenian and Irish.

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Are you kidding? I barely speak English. 

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  • 1 month ago

    No even close.

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  • No.  They are nothing like each other.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not at all. 

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