Is italian and german the same language?

also where is italian spoken. because my friend who knows german said he can understand italian. what is italian - my mom said it was spoken in south america and europe but i thought they spoke spanish and french in south america ... is italian a language spoken in germany. are they the same language? or is italian... show more also where is italian spoken. because my friend who knows german said he can understand italian. what is italian - my mom said it was spoken in south america and europe but i thought they spoke spanish and french in south america ... is italian a language spoken in germany. are they the same language? or is italian a dialic (sorry idk how to spell it) of german. thank you. sorry im not very good about languages i was just wondering.
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