Roma ‘spagnola’ and the myth of dried figs

A substantial part of Spaniards consider that they speak Italian without studying a word or having set foot in a city in the transalpine republic. Italians, less prone to strong convictions, trust almost everything to their exuberant intuition to get along with a Spaniard. The phenomenon is known in language schools, also in international geopolitics, as a “false friend”. You think you know the one in front of you. But actually, he has no idea what that guy who looks so much like you is like. In football, with few exceptions, something similar has happened during …

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