Originally Posted by ta2maki
How's that? I found my slight knowledge of Spanish got in the way of trying to converse in Italian. Mainly because, only a few words are the same or similar. I kept using Spanish words that Italians could not understand.
A Spanish speaking friend also found the same difficulty when he travelled to Italy. He ended up speaking English because it was easier to be understood that way.
I get this every time I visit Ottawa. I start using french and English interchangeably and everyone thinks I'm dumb >_<