Cognates/Cognados

Cognates are words in two languages that share a similar meaning, spelling, and pronunciation.  Thirty to forty percent of all words in English have a related word in Spanish. Here are a few helpful resources to help capatalize on Spanish-English cognates.

Cognates – a resource page with root words that are Spanish/English cognates

Cognados – a one-page mini-dictionary with Spanish/English cognates

http://www.colorincolorado.org/pdfs/articles/cognates.pdf – a link to a student-friendly cognate dictionary

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