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 texasgateway.org, 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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1001 Spanish Words You Already Know from Real Fast Spanish 

 

 

Holly is super!!  

 

 

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

 

YOU know more Spanish than you think!  Check out this pdf. 

Cognate sentences

 

Very informative!  http://www.linguasorb.com/spanish/cognates/

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

( http://projectsharetexas.org/resource/cognates-english-1-reading )

 

 

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