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Exact, Direct and Indirect Cognates

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.
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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