Painless Spanish: Spanish you don't know you know, boost your Spanish vocabulary in 5 minutes! Part 2
In our last article we reviewed some English words that become Spanish words just changing the syllable to stress. Now let’s boost your Spanish vocabulary even more by just adding a letter at the end of some English words.
CATEGORY 4: English words that end in “ic” simply add at the end the letter “o” (ic = ico)
público, romántico, tráfico, artístico, elástico, básico, eléctrico, automático, nostálgico, anatómico, didáctico, económico, dramático, botánico, clásico, genérico, atlético, cítrico.
TIP: Whenever a letter is accented, stress the letter firmly. Example: roMÁNtico, TRÁfico.
CATEGORY 5: Simply add the letter “e” to the end “ent” (ent = ente)
cliente, excelente, presidente, conveniente, diferente, inocente, inteligente, inexistente, eficiente, agente.
TIP: Stress on the next to the last syllable. Example: presidENte, cliENte.
CATEGORY 6: Add the letter “e” to the end “ant” (ant = ante)
importante, equivalente, elefante, transparente, antioxidante, restaurante, intolerante, elegante, emigrante, tolerante, instante, distante, implante.
TIP: Stress on the next to the last syllable. Example: imporTANte, eleFANte, restauRANte.
Incorporating cognates to your conversation is a practically painless way to greatly increase your Spanish knowledge. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, be careful! There are also false cognates that appear to be the same but are not!!! Let’s check some of them in our next article.
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