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Welcome to Vol. 32 of the Spanish Online Newsletter! Your weekly Spanish learning with mp3s, as well as links to Spanish travel spots and more. This week we take a quick look at cognates, or words that are similar across various languages.


Lesson of the Week: Familiar Words: Cognates

From the Cielito Lindo Grammar Chapter

Cognates are words that are easy to translate and recognize in English. You can apply these formulas to many other English words to find their equivalents in Spanish:

Spanish cognates


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Worksheet/Activity: Spanish Cognates

Quiz: Spanish Cognates


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Travel Spot of the Week

visit Iguazu and practice your Spanish!

Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil

While the Brazilian side of these majestic falls offers more of the panoramic views, visitors can get under the falls on the Argentine side. Part of the Iguazu Park also lies in Paraguay, but most visitors go through one of the other 2 countries. While taking in the sights, you might like to bring a Brazilian phrasebook to practice your Portuguese as well as your Spanish!

 

Spanish Learning Tool of the Week


Collins Spanish Talking Dictionary
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