Did you know that 30 to 40% of all words in English have a related word in Spanish?
Cognates are “words in two languages that share a similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.” For English speakers learning Spanish, this is huge!
Recently, a teacher suggested to us to create activities with cognates in the song Bailando by Enrique Iglesias. When I was working on it, I stumbled upon this document by the Dallas Independent School District that is worth sharing. It is a good list of cognate examples in English and Spanish.
Here are other resources I have used:
- NTC’s Dictionary of Spanish Cognates Thematically Organized: This is a handy reference for both Spanish and English speakers. It includes approximately 20,000 English and Spanish cognates grouped into 100 topics under 20 themes.
- Spanish Cognates A-Z List: Letter A: This site offers a comprehensive A-Z list of Spanish cognates. Cognates are a great tool for learning English vocabulary and learning Spanish Vocabulary Fast.
Check out these other English Spanish articles.