Jun 15 2004

Romance (Latin) Language Cognates

Published by at 12:00 am under Cognates (Cognados)

The following is a list of common “Romance Language Cognates” which exist in Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese with exact or similar spelling. However, pronunciation differs greatly according to language. They include (Spanish spelling):

chao (bye), vino (wine), toilet, mañana (tomorrow), romántico (romantic), amigo (friend), super, delicioso (delicious), centro (center), café (coffee), clima (climate), lago (lake), montaña (mountain), península (peninsula), sol (sun), cuerpo (body), estómago (stomach), diente (tooth), elefante (elephant), insecto (insect), león (lion), serpiente (serpent), tigre (tiger), fruta (fruit), tomate (tomato) (ex. It.), consulado (consulate), biblioteca (library), mercado (market) (ex. Fr.), teatro (theater), torre (tower), universidad (university), divorcio (divorce), esposo(a) (spouse), familia (family), moda (fashion), balcón (balcony), baño (bathroom), puerta (door), casa (house), (ex. Fr.), petróleo (oil), cuarto (room) (ex. Fr.), ensalada (salad), salsa (sauce), sal (salt), botella (bottle), cafetera (coffee pot), autor (author), comerciante (businessman/ businesswoman), farmacia (pharmacy), dentista (dentist), funcionario (functionary, employee), maestro (teacher) (ex. Fr.), expreso (express), minuto (minute), segundo (second), contacto (contact), frontera (frontier, border), grupo (group), número (number), objeto (object), cortesía (courtesy) (ex. Fr.), problema (problem), producto (product), progreso (progress), raza (race), sexo (sex), sorpresa (surprise), sistema (syistem), comercio (commerce), común (common), completo (complete), directo (direct), histórico (historical), interesante (interesting), máximo (maximum) and all the seasons and months of the year (ex. Fr.)

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