01 - Cognates Cognates Grammar essential # 1 Cognates...

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Unformatted text preview: Cognates Cognates Grammar essential # 1 Cognates Cognates Cognates are VERY important! A cognate is when a spanish word resemebles an English word. Cognate Cognate For example, the number cero looks similar to the English word, zero. Cognate Cognate Words that resemble one another and that have the same meaning in two languages are called cognates. Examples Examples Person persona Televisión television Vocabulary vocabulario False cognates False cognates There are what are called false cognates because what it seems should match doesn’t. Example: Asistir does not mean to assist – it is to attend ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '09 term at BYU.

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