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English Spanish Cognates

English Spanish Cognates

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English Spanish Cognates

 

There are many English Spanish Cognates. When learning a new language, cognates can be easy words to remember because they look and mean the same thing as words you already know. For example, gratitude in English means the same as gratitud in Spanish. Cognates are words that have a shared origin — like gratitude and gratitud both come from the Latin word gratitudo, meaning “thankfulness”.

English Spanish Cognate Rule 1

English words that end in -ous change to –oso in Spanish.

Examples:

English Spanish
delicious delicioso
curious curioso
religious religioso
precious precioso

 

English Spanish Cognate Rule 2

English words that end in –al are usually the same in Spanish.

Examples:

English Spanish
hospital hospital
medical medical
animal animal
final final

 

English Spanish Cognate Rule 3

English words that end in -ct change to –cto in Spanish.

Examples:

English Spanish
perfect perfecto
insect insecto
correct correcto
conflict conflicto

 

English Spanish Cognate Rule 4

English words that end in -ic change to –ico in Spanish.

Examples:

English Spanish
basic básico
fantastic fantástic
generic genéric
organic orgánico

 

English Spanish Cognate Rule 5

English words that end in -ar usually are the same in Spanish.

Examples:

English Spanish
popular popular
regular regular
similar similar
familiar familiar

 

English Spanish Cognate Rule 6

English words that end in -ance change to –ancia in Spanish.

Examples:

English Spanish
distance distancia
importance importancia
abundance abundancia
ambulance ambulancia

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Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our workbook series English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker which provides practice using English Spanish cognates. Check out all of our easy to use workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults at our website.

 

 

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