What are Cognates in Spanish? - False & True Examples


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True cognates have:

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1. The following word is a true cognate but does not have the exact same spelling in English and Spanish:

2. The following is the correct spelling of the word 'cosmetology' in Spanish.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The use of cognates in the Spanish language will be your focus for this quiz and worksheet combo. You can find questions about words that are cognates but do not have the same spelling, as well as examples of false cognates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see the following subjects appearing in the questions of the quiz:

  • True cognates
  • False cognates
  • The spelling of 'cosmetology' in Spanish
  • Pairs of English and Spanish words

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately pick out a true cognate from a list
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about false cognates
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about pairs of English and Spanish words

Additional Learning

For more practice, click on the lesson titled What are Cognates in Spanish? - False & True Examples. Inside, you can study the following extra material:

  • The -al ending
  • The -logy ending
  • Other false cognates