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Many words in English have nearly identical Spanish cognates. Only the pronunciation is different and, at most, a very little spelling change. antena área.

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1 Many words in English have nearly identical Spanish cognates. Only the pronunciation is different and, at most, a very little spelling change. antena área auto cañón chocolate conclusión cónsul familiar gala gas hotel idea melón millón plaza radio regular religión similar teléfono villa

2 Spanish words that end in -a, -o or -e very often have an equivalent in English. Simply drop or change the last vowel. airelista atletamapa casomedicina causaminuto costomucho creativoparte créditopersona dietapositivo dramarápido favoritouso formavíctima guitarravisita

3 There are many Spanish cognates that end in -ción. The equivalent English word ends in - tion. Note that all of these words have the stress on the final syllable. Also, all of these words are feminine in gender. accióndegeneración administracióndescripción admiracióneliminación animaciónexperimentación aplicacióninformación asociacióninvestigación atenciónorganización celebraciónrepresentación combinacióntransformación concentracióntransportación contaminaciónvegetación creaciónvocación

4 Many Spanish words that end in -ma are irregular in that they are masculine in gender, even though they end in the usually feminine -a. clima diagrama idioma problema programa sistema tema Words that end in -ary in English very often have a Spanish cognate that ends in -ario. aniversario diccionario disciplinario itinerario literario necesario ordinario vocabulario

5 Words that in in -dad are quite common in Spanish. They usually correspond to an English word that ends in -ty. All of these words are feminine in gender. autoridad ciudad comunidad dificultad enfermedad formalidad necesidad prosperidad publicidad universidad velocidad English words that end in -ic usually have a Spanish cognate that simply add an -o. Atlántico automático democrático didáctico escolástico fantástico gimnástico linguístico optimístico pesimístico romántico sarcástico

6 English words than end in –ent often have a cognate in Spanish that ends in –ente. These are usually adjectives but sometimes also nouns. agente cliente diferente equivalente indiferente patente potente suficiente Spanish words that end in –mente are usually the equivalent of –ly words in English – and usually adverbs. afortunadamente correctamente desafortunadamente especialmente exactamente finalmente generalmente moralmente naturalmente obviamente rapidamente

7 Words than end of –al in both English and Spanish often mean the same. animal personal capital central comercial especial general hospital total local ocasional oficial original Words than end in –ence or –ance often have a Spanish cognate ending in –encia or -ancia ausencia circunstancia conciencia diferencia distancia experiencia importancia instancia obediencia permanencia tolerancia


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