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Every year, Americans around the nation get together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th through October 15th. The contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the United States are endless and inspiring, and they have had a profound and positive impact on our county.

Falsos cognados en inglés-español Parte 4 - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Feb 11

By Evelyn Silva

Se le denomina falso cognado a una palabra que parece tener alguna relación con otro vocablo  en otro idioma. Este vínculo erróneo se debe a que en la mayoría de los casos las palabras presentan una grafía semejante pero en realidad, las mismas no comparten el mismo origen etimológico. 

A continuación te ofrecemos una lista de palabras que suelen usar indistintamente a pesar de que sus significados difieren completamente:

 

Palabras en inglés

Falso Cognado

 

Actually: en realidad

Actualmente:

(nowadays, at present)

Argument:  discusión

Argumento:

(movie, book plot)

Balloon: globo

Balón:

(ball)

Brave: valiente

Bravo:

(fierce)

Carpet: alfombra

Carpeta:

(folder)

Collar: cuello de la ropa

Collar:

(necklace)

Confident: seguro de sí mismo

Confidente:

(confidant)

Dessert: postre

Desierto:

(desert)

Eventual: definitivo, posible

Eventual:

(casual, incidental)

Familiar: conocido

Familiar:

(relative)

Idiom: modismo

Idioma:

(language)

Large: grande

Largo:

(long)

Mascot: amuleto de buena suerte

Mascota:

(pet)

Ordinary: común

Ordinario:

(vulgar)

Policies: leyes, principios

Policía:

(police)

To remove: quitar, eliminar

Remover:

(stir)

Sin: pecado

Sin:

(without)

Success: éxito

Suceso:

(event)

To support: apoyar

Soportar:

(to put up with)

Ultimate: final

Último:

(last)

(Continuará...)

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Lupe Garcia Ortiz February 13, 2015 at 9:33 PM Reply
The words in English—balloon and brave—have been translated incorrectly in Spanish.
The correct definitions should be:
balloon globo
brave valiente
Evelyn Silva February 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM Reply
I appreciate your comment. I problaby misplaced the word's meanings and oversaw the mistake. The errors have been corrected.
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