Cognates and False Cognates

You know a lot of Spanish words because Spanish and English hold many words in common.

These words can…

  • Spell the same, or almost the same
  • Sound the same or similar
  • Spell a lot different, but sound similar

We call this type of word, “Cognates.


=> 100 Cognates

=> 1001 Cognates

=> Most Useful Cognates

=> Rules for Forming Cognates

False Cognates

False cognates look or sound like English words, but mean something different.


=> False Cognates

=> “False Friends” Words

=> False Cognate Online Quiz