In this episode, we learn about cognates and false cognates between Italian and English. Cognates are words from different languages that have similar spelling, pronunciation, and meaning. False cognates look and sound similar, but they have different meanings.

Two Main Takeaways

  • Common cognates between Italian and English are: “adorabile”, “probabilmente”, “situazione”, “abilità”, and “naturale”.
  • Common false cognates between Italian and English are: “domandare”, “attendere”, “argomento”, “fattoria”, and “magazzino”.

Three Action Steps

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #83: Ten Expressions with the Verb Stare.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #67: Latin Words Used in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Irregular Past Participles Learning Map, a guide summarizing the most common irregular past participles in Italian.

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