Cognates are amazing!

Here you will find lists of useful cognates.  Cognates are words in two languages that share a similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.

30-40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish!

According to, there are over 20,000 Spanish-English cognates in the Spanish and English languages.  Isn’t that amazing!

Keep reading for EASY cognates charts and lists.


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Holly is super!!  



Good videos on “false friends” = cognates that are NOT what you think!


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Cognate sentences


Very informative!

Let’s take a look at a few cognates that are spelled exactly the same in English as they are in Spanish.

animal hotel decimal hospital metal

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False Friends = False Cognates that DO NOT mean what you think!

Beware!  Here is a list of a few:

Caution: False Cognates Skinny Poster Spanish, Posters: Teacher's Discovery:


Read #2  COMMON WORDS in this article.  This guy should know…he speaks 16 languages!  He is a polyglot…loves to learn languages.  Any other polyglots out there?  😉

How to learn to speak your 2nd language as if it were your 16th: The polyglot edge