True Cognates: words to learn easily

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True Cognates: words to learn easily

Cognates are words that share the same grammatical root in two languages. These words not only share grammatical roots but have also almost the same meaning.

In Spanish, they are called cognados.

Let’s see some examples.

EnglishSpanish
IntelligenceInteligencia
IntroductionIntroducción
MotivationMotivación
HospitalHospital
RadioRadio
NationNación

Among cognates, there are also those called perfect cognates.

These words match perfectly their spelling in Spanish and English but differ in pronunciation.

EnglishSpanish
ActorActor
AnimalAnimal
ControlControl
DoctorDoctor