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1 COGNATE WORDS (PALABRAS COGNADAS)

2 COGNATE WORDS WHAT EXACTLY IS A COGNATE WORD?

3 COGNATE WORDS A cognate word is a word that looks the samelooks the same sounds the samesounds the same means the samemeans the same in Spanish and English

4 COGNATE WORDS What do you think these are in Spanish?  El estudiante  El color  El número

5 COGNATE WORDS Let’s look at some examples: elefante/elephantelefante/elephant computadora/computercomputadora/computer televisión/televisiontelevisión/television

6 COGNATE WORDS

7 LEARNING STRATEGY! When you see a word in Spanish that looks like the same word in English, IT PROBABLY IS!

8 COGNATE WORDS TRY SOME EXAMPLES El elefante usa la computadora. El estudiante es inteligente. La música es fantástica.

9 COGNATE WORDS Knowing this will: save you time in translatingsave you time in translating help you understand the contexthelp you understand the context increase your vocabulary quicklyincrease your vocabulary quickly

10 COGNATE WORDS !PRECAUCIÓN! Don’t make a cognate by adding an “o” to an English word – EVER!Don’t make a cognate by adding an “o” to an English word – EVER! Some cognates are calledSome cognates are called “false cognates”: they sound like one word, but mean another.

11 COGNATE WORDS EXAMPLE:embarazada What do you think the English cognate is?

12 COGNATE WORDS WRONG!!!!

13 It means “pregnant”. So if you asked a woman if she was “embarazada”, and you thought you were asking if she was “embarassed”,well…

14 COGNATE WORDS 99% of the time it works. If you’re not sure, LOOK IT UP!

15 COGNATE WORDS Don’t be afraid to take the leap.


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