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Cognate
a word that is spelled the same, or almost the same, in two different laguages and has the same definition.
Spanish is easy
El espanol es fácil
color
koh-lohr
noun
masculine
perfect cognate
chocolate
choh-koh-lah-teh
noun
masculine
perfect cognate
doctor
dohk-tohr
noun
masculine
perfect cognate
hotel
oh-tehl
noun
masculine
perfect cognate
soda
soh-dah
noun
masculine
perfect cognate
motor
moh-tohr
noun
masculine
perfect cognate
banana
bah-nah-nah
noun
feminine
perfect cognate
fiesta
fee-yehs-tah
noun
feminine
perfect cognate
alpaca
ahl-pah-kah
noun
feminine
perfect cognate
plaza
plah-sah
noun
feminine
perfect cognate
radio
rrah-dee-yoh
noun
feminine
perfect cognate
taxi
tahk-see
noun
feminine
perfect cognate
horrible
oh-rree-bleh
adjective
perfect cognate
natural
nah-too-rahl
adjective
perfect cognate
popular
poh-poo-lahr
adjective
perfect cognate
sociable
soh-see-yah-bleh
adjective
perfect cognate
terrible
teh-rree-bleh
adjective
perfect cognate
tropical
troh-pee-kahl
adjective
perfect cognate
Near cognates
words that are a identical to words in another language, off by an accent or a letter or two but has the same meaning.
Impossible
eem-poh-see-bleh
adj.
near cognate
interesante
een-teh-reh-sahn-teh
adj.
near cognate
magnifico
mahg-nee-fee-koh
adj.
near cognate
moderno
moh-dehr-noh
adj.
near cognate
necesario
neh-seh-sah-ree-yoh
adj.
near cognate
ordinario
ohr-dee-nah-ree-yo
adj.
near cognate
posible
poh-see-bleh
adj.
near cognate
probable
proh-bah-bleh
adj.
near cognate
presidente
preh-see-dehn-teh
noun
cognate
programa
proh-grah-mah
noun
masculine
near cognate
menú
mee-noo
noun
masculine
near cognate
restaurante
rrehs-tow-rahn-teh
noun
masculine
near cognate
salario
sah-lah-ree-yoh
noun
masculine
near cognate
supermercado
soo-pehr-mehr-kah-doh
noun
masculine
near cognate
teatro
teh-yah-troh
noun
masculine
near cognate
teléfono
teh-leh-foh-noh
noun
masculine
near cognate
mansión
mahn-see-yohn
noun
feminine
near cognate
música
moo-see-kah
noun
feminine
near cognate
nacionalidad
nah-see-yoh-nah-lee-dahd
noun
feminine
near cognate
opinión
oh-pee-nee-yohn
noun
feminine
near cognate
persona
pehr-soh-nah
noun
feminine
near cognate
región
rreh-hee-yohn
noun
feminine
near cognate
rosa
rroh-sah
noun
feminine
near cognate
turista
too-rees-tah
noun
feminine
near cognate
americano
ah-meh-ree-kah-noh
adj.
near cognate
confortable
kohn-for-tah-bleh
adj.
near cognate
curioso
koo-ree-yoh-soh
adj.
near cognate
delicioso
deh-lee-see-yoh-soh
adj.
near cognate
diferente
dee-feh-rehn-teh
adj.
near cognate
difícil
dee-fee-seel
adj.
near cognate
elegante
eh-leh-gahn-te
adj.
near cognate
excelente
ehk-seh-lehn-teh
adj.
near cognate
famoso
fah-moh-soh
adj.
near cognate
grande
grahn-deh
adj.
near cognate
importante
eem-pohr-tahn-teh
adj.
near cognate
aniversario
ah-nee-behr-sah-ree-yoh
noun
masculine
near cognate
automóvil
ow-toh-moh-beel
noun
masculine
near cognate
banco
bahn-koh
noun
masculine
near cognate
ciclismo
see-klees-moh
noun
masculine
near cognate
diccionario
deek-see-nah-ree-yoh
noun
masculine
near cognate
grupo
groo-poh
noun
masculine
near cognate
jardín
har-deen
noun
masculine
near cognate
limón
lee-mohn
noun
masculine
near cognate
mecánico
meh-kah-nee-koh
noun
masculine
near cognate
parque
par-keh
noun
masculine
near cognate
plato
plah-toh
noun
masculine
near cognate
aspirina
ah-spee-ree-nah
noun
feminine
near cognate
bicicleta
bee-see-kleh-tah
noun
feminine
near cognate
blusa
bloo-sah
noun
feminine
near cognate
catedral
kah-teh-drahl
noun
feminine
near cognate
computadora
kohm-poo-tah-doh-rah
noun
feminine
near cognate
dieta
dee-yeh-tah
noun
feminine
near cognate
familia
fah-mee-lee-yah
noun
feminine
near cognate
hamburguesa
ahm-boor-geh-sah
noun
feminine
near cognate
lámpara
lahm-pah-rah
noun
feminine
near cognate
medicina
meh-dee-see-nah
noun
feminine
near cognate
guitarra
gee-tah-rrah
noun
feminine
near cognate
Spanish words that begin with "es" are often...
near cognates
You can guess the meaning of many spanish words beginning with es- by dropping the...
"e" from it.
The spanish word "es" means...
is
escarlata
scarlet
escéptico
skeptical
escultor
sculptor
espacio
space
españa
spain
especial
special
espectáculo
spectacle,show
espía
spy
espiral
spiral
espléndido
splendid
esquí
ski
estudiar
to study
estupendo
stupendous
El piano es grande
The piano is big
El actor es horrible
The actor is horrible
La información is terrible
The information is terrible
El profesor es sincero
The professor is sincere
El tigre es cruel
The tiger is cruel
El cereal es delicioso
The cereal is delicious
The word "THE" can either be El or La depending upon...
whether the noun it describes
is masculine or feminine
The president is elegant
El presidente es elegante
The computer is interesting
La computadora es interesante
The information is important
El información es importante
The hotel is large
El hotel es grande
The color is magnificent
El color es magnifico
In the spanish language:
adjectives ending with -o describe...
masculine nouns
In the spanish language:
adjectives ending with -a
describe...
feminine nouns
In the spanish language:
adjectives ending with -e can
describe...
both masculine and feminine nouns
what are the 3 major verb families?
ar, er and ir
what are verbs that belong to a family called?
regular verbs
what are verbs that don't belong to a family called?
irregular
each verb family has its own set of...
rules
why would irregular verbs be considered the "black sheep" of verbs?
irregular verbs don't follow verb family rules
name 23 -ar verbs
acompañar adorar celebrar comenzar declarar eliminar entrar explicar ignorar invitar marchar modificar negar observar pasar practicar preparar refusar reparar reservar terminar usar verificar
name 3 -er verbs
comprender responder vender
name 9 -ir verbs
aplaudir decidir describir dividir persuadir preferir sufrir omitir recibir
Juan prepara el menú
Juan prepares the menu
El mecánico repara el carro
The mechanic repares the car
El turista usa la información
The tourist uses the information
El programa termina
The program ends
Marta celebra su aniversario
Marta celebrates her birthday
José adora el programa
José adores the program
The program is excellent
El programa es excelente
The park is popular
El parque es popular
The dish is famous
El plato es famoso
The restaurant is large
El restaurante es grande
The theatre is modern
El teatro es moderno
The program is magnificent
El programa es magnífico
The actor is dynamic
El actor es dinámico
The hotel is comfortable
El hotel es confortable
What are "false friends"
words spelled exactly or almost the same in both spanish and english but have different meanings
false friends:
asistir
to attend
false friends:
caro
expensive
false friends:
comer
to eat
false friends:
fábrica
factory
false friends:
flor
flower
false friends:
hay
there is, there are
false friends:
librería
bookstore
false friends:
joya
jewel
false friends:
pan
bread
false friends:
sopa
soup
Newspaper Articles:
DEPORTES-Bogotá, defiende su título
SPORTS-Bogotá,defends her title
Newspaper Articles:
ECONOMICAS-Informe confirma vitalidad de la economía
ECONOMY-A report confirms the vitality of the economy
Newspaper Articles:
INTERNACIONAL-China pone interés en restaurantes de comida rápida
INTERNATIONAL-China shows an interest in fast food
Newspaper Articles:
INFORMACION-ATEROESCLEROSIS TIENE UNA SOLUCION
INFORMATION- THERE IS A SOUTION TO ARTERIOSCLEROSIS