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Cognates/False cognates

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Tonantzin Martinez

on 17 October 2014

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Transcript of Cognates/False cognates

INTRODUCTION
In English there are many words that sound almost the same and are written in Spanish, but watch out! -Not have the same meaning, are "false friends" and false cognates (false cognates).

They are called "false cognates" to English words by the way they are written or spoken, is very similar to a word in Spanish, but in fact the meaning is different.
COMUN EXAMPLES
VOCABULARY
Some false cognates are:
Topic
Vicius
Success
Sensible
Resume
Prove
Quiet

DYNAMIC
USES
We use the cognates to
facilitate comprehension
in English
Cognates/False cognates
EXAMPLE
When you want say in spanish "Actualmente estudio y trabajo" and you say "“I actually work and study.”
The problem is here:

"I actually work and study"

Actually - It seems the word "actualmente"; however, means in reality or really (really or actually).
The word "actualmente" translates as "currently"
So, if you want to express: "Actualmente estudio y trabajo" The correct way is:
I currently work and study.
LET'S START!
COGNATES
&
FALSE COGNATES
Write the cognates
in the right place
False cognates
Cognates
Apartment
Hotel
Airport
Map
Operator
Tomato
Melon
Attend to assist
Carpet
Embarrassed
Fabric
Library
DYNAMIC
ANSWERS
Cognates
Apartamentos - apartments
Hotel - hotel
Aeropuerto - airport
Mapa - map
Operador - operator
Tomate - tomato
Melón - melon
False Cognates
Actual - current (NOT actual)
Asistir - to attend (NOT to assist)
Carpeta - file folder (NOT carpet)
Embarazada-pregnant(NOTembarrassed)
fábrica - factory (NOT fabric)
librería - bookstore (NOT library)
ARM
CARTOON
CONTEST
DATE
CARTÓN
CONCURSO
FECHA
COMIC
DATO
BRAZO
ARMA
CONTESTAR
Sort by cognates and false cognates real meaning
ANSWERS
Thanks for
your attention

Team:
B. Tonantzin Cortés Mtz.
Diana L.Fajardo Mtz.
Clarissa S. Lopez Carrion
Estefania Fajardo Peregrina
Sofia Lugo
Alheli Larios Rguez.
Some cognates
are:
Anaconda
Bicycle
Banana
Insect
Island
Jar
Lemon
Map
Music
CONCLUSION
In conclusion the cognates are like a tramps so don´t get fool and investigate about it if you have doubts of the meaning
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