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English—Latin cognates

If you speak a Romance language such as Spanish, Italian or French you will come across many familiar words in English. In fact, more than half of English words come from a Latin language. You already know thousands of words in English. About 90% of Spanish cognates have the same meaning in English. Here is a series of blog posts. Each blog post examines a different word ending.

Origins of English words pie chart


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