K1-1Cognates-exerc

K1-1Cognates-exerc - dictionary. True Cognates English...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Germ 433 - A. O’Brien Kapitelgruppe 1-1 Cognates – Summary and Exercise COGNATES (p. 19) In Aufgabe 3 of K1-1 cognates are introduced. Cognates, besides internationalisms and names catch our attention and are a great way to approach a foreign text. When you read a text look for all possible words or signs you already know. As mentioned, English and German are both Germanic languages. That’s why there are so many similar words in both languages. If a German word looks a lot like an English word, chances are the meaning is similar too. Such words are called true cognates and you can use them to get a first insight into the passage you are dealing with. Looking at the examples below, you realize that you will know their English meaning without using a
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: dictionary. True Cognates English equivalent Test Text Butter Buch Lampe Milch Land Park Computer Schule Auto sing en test en park en praktizier en Internationalisms English equivalent Radio Vision Toilette Nation All the above words are called true cognates . Proper names of places and people usually also help understanding a foreign text. Names English equivalent Kanada Amerika 1 Europa New York Schweiz sterreich However, there are a few words, which can be misleading in that they are what is referred to false cognates. Here are some examples. Gift Mist bekommen spenden Bohne 2...
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

K1-1Cognates-exerc - dictionary. True Cognates English...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online