Exact, Direct and Indirect Cognates

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32 terms · Many Spanish and English words are related in spelling and meaning because they derive from the same Latin or Greek root. Such pairs of words are called cognates, from cognatus, the Latin word for relative.

actor

actor

central

central

hotel

hotel

color

color

chocolate

chocolate

doctor

doctor

terrible

terrible

idea

idea

motor

motor

piano

piano

admiración

admiration

aviación

aviation

autoridad

authority

realidad

reality

historia

history

necesario

necessary

curioso

curious

famoso

famous

exactamente

exactly

frecuentemente

frequently

escena

scene

estudiante

student

agua

water-aquarium

alto

tall-altitude

aprender

learn-apprentice

avión

airplane-aviation

beber

drink-beverage

carne

meet-carnivore

cine

movies-cinema

creer

believe-credible

décimo

tenth-decimal

diente

tooth-dental

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