Introduction to cognates

Cognates are those words where Spanish and English overlap. These are the words which are very similar in both English and Spanish, and require minimal changes to translate. These are incredibly useful for expanding your vocabulary quickly, as by following some guidelines we can convert a large portion of our English vocabulary into Spanish.

In the cognates modules, we review some of the most useful cognates, and also look at a couple of “false cognates” – where the translation is not quite as simple as it at first seems!