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COGNATES LIST

Cognates are words that


are similar in English and
another language (in this
case, Spanish). If you have
Spanish-speaking students
who are learning English,
these are words that they
may want to add to their
ABC books. It might also
be fun to make an
illustrated list of these
cognates with students to
post in the room.

A
B

D
E
F

G
H
I
J
L

N
O

R
S
T
U
V

English

Spanish

anaconda

anaconda

animal

animal

banana

banana

bicycle

bicicleta

camera

cmara

chimpanzee

chimpanc

coyote

coyote

crocodile

cocodrilo

desert

desierto

diamond

diamante

elephant

elefante

family

familia

flower

flor

fruit

fruta

garden

jardn

giraffe

jirafa

gorilla

gorila

helicopter

helicptero

hippopotamus

hipoptamo

insects

insectos

island

isla

jar

jarra

lemon

limn

lion

len

machine

mquina

map

mapa

microscope

microscopio

music

msica

nectar

nctar

nervous

nervioso(a)

ocean

ocano

paper

papel

penguin

pingino

piano

piano

pirate

pirata

police

polica

radio

radio

rock

roca

secret

secreto

surprise

sorpresa

telephone

telfono

television

televisin

tomato

tomate

uniform

uniforme

vegetables

vegetales

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