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Brainstorming Cognates!

I’m already working on my Connections Spanish curriculum. I have an idea for this project! :D

But first….resources!

Cognates

Linguasorb - This site explains how cognates can change from English (ex: intelligence) to Spanish (ex: inteligencia) with lots of lists!

esdict.com – Similar to Linguasorb

English-Spanish Cognates - A PDF with an extensive alphabetized cognate list! There are TEN pages,  and there’s a mix of nouns, adjectives, and verbs.

intro2spanish.com – This page is a list of ADJECTIVES only! Very useful indeed!

 

False Cognates

Spanishdict.com  - has an extensive list with a free practice exercise.

Wiktionary.org – GREAT resource! It gives the False Cognate, its meaning in Spanish and how you should say the intended word. For example, actual doesn’t mean actual in Spanish. It means current. The word for actual in Spanish is existente .

123teachme.com  – An interesting list, but you have to read a couple of entries on the list before it makes sense but it’s still useful.

brown.edu – A PDF with good explanations!

intro2spanish.com  – Great list of False Cognates that are all ADJECTIVES!

easiest-foreign-languages.com – This site has an interesting list but you have to scroll down a bit to get to the useful info.

And so it begins….again.

Hello!

Once upon a time, I used to blog about my crafy adventures but I grew bored of doing so. I was creating with no real purpose and that’s just not how I am so I took a break from Blog Land to regroup and reconsider.

I’ve come back to blog again, but this time, not about my crafts but my classroom. I’m a veteran teacher of 23+ years who has a few tricks of the trade to share, plus I believe that I’ll never stop learning myself. The purpose of this blog is to share what I know as well as learn from others.

I don’t consider myself any sort of education guru, hardly so, but I do know what has worked for me over the years.  If just one or two teachers can come away with anything useful from what I’ve shared, I consider this blog a success.

Let the blogging begin! :)

Sra. S.