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Johany Cáceres
              WHAT IS IT?
• There a literally thousands of words
  that are the same or similar in
  apperance in English and Spanish, and
  have the same meaning in both
  languages (cognates). There are also,
  however, many words that look alike
  but are quite different in meaning (false
  cognates). Also known as false friends.
                EXAMPLE #1
ACCION               ACTION
• Take action        • It is used in business to
                       mean: share, stock
                  EXAMPLE #2
CONFERENCIA              CONFERENCE
• Speech from a public   • Convention
  speaker
             EXAMPLE #3
EMBARAZADA        EMBARRASSED
• pregnant        • To cause to feel self-
                    conscious or ill at ease
              EXAMPLE #4
FIRMA              FIRM
• signature        • Business firm

				
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