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Spanish and English Confusing Words
AGENDA
•Why Spanish / English Confusing Pairs
•3 Falsos Amigos – Spanish/English Confusing Pairs
•Why English Confusing Wo...
Spanish and English Confusion
•English has significant Latin root words in common with
Spanish.
•These Latin words have si...
Falsos Amigos between Spanish and English/1
Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs
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Spanish...
Falsos Amigos between Spanish and English/2
Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs
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Spanish...
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Spanish...
4 Types Confusing English Pairs/1
•Homographs: same spelling as another word, but different
sound and meaning. (bass (loud...
4 Types Confusing English Pairs/2
•Heteronym: different sound, but same spelling as another
word.
(tear (in eye) – tear (t...
English Confusing Pairs/1
Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs
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ALLUSION
An indirect refe...
English Confusing Pairs/2
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EMIGRATE
To exit one coun...
English Confusing Pairs/3
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QUOTE
To cite
QUOTE- QUOT...
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•Learn the difference between key
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Spanish English Confusing Words - Falsos Amigos

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Falsos Amigos trouble Spanish-speakers learning English. English also has its own confusing words which give difficulty to English learners and native speakers alike! Do you know how to use those confusing English words correctly?

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Spanish English Confusing Words - Falsos Amigos

  1. 1. businessenglishace.com businessenglishace.com by: Professor H. E. Colby Spanish and English Confusing Words
  2. 2. AGENDA •Why Spanish / English Confusing Pairs •3 Falsos Amigos – Spanish/English Confusing Pairs •Why English Confusing Word Pairs •3 English Confusing Word Pairs •Learn more English Confusing Pairs businessenglishace.com
  3. 3. Spanish and English Confusion •English has significant Latin root words in common with Spanish. •These Latin words have similar spellings. •However, the meaning of these words changed over time. businessenglishace.com
  4. 4. Falsos Amigos between Spanish and English/1 Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs businessenglishace.com Spanish Falso Amigo ATENDER English Translation To pay attention, take care of something ATENDER - ATTEND English Look Alike ATTEND Spanish Translation Asistir (a)
  5. 5. Falsos Amigos between Spanish and English/2 Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs businessenglishace.com Spanish Falso Amigo LECTURA English Translation Reading LECTURA - LECTURE English Look Alike LECTURE Spanish Translation Conferencia, charla
  6. 6. Falsos Amigos between Spanish and English/3 Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs businessenglishace.com Spanish Falso Amigo SOPORTAR English Translation To tolerate SOPORTAR - SUPPORT English Look Alike SUPPORT Spanish Translation Apoyar
  7. 7. 4 Types Confusing English Pairs/1 •Homographs: same spelling as another word, but different sound and meaning. (bass (loud, deep sound)– bass (fish) •Homonym: sounds like another word, same or different spelling. (pair (fruit) – pair (couple) / fair (county fair) – fair (just) businessenglishace.com
  8. 8. 4 Types Confusing English Pairs/2 •Heteronym: different sound, but same spelling as another word. (tear (in eye) – tear (to rip, like paper) •Homophone: sounds like another word, but different spelling. (pair (fruit) – pair (couple) businessenglishace.com
  9. 9. English Confusing Pairs/1 Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs businessenglishace.com ALLUSION An indirect reference ALLUSION- ILLUSION ILLUSION A false reality
  10. 10. English Confusing Pairs/2 Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs businessenglishace.com EMIGRATE To exit one country to live in another EMIGRATE- IMMIGRATE IMMIGRATE To enter a new country to live
  11. 11. English Confusing Pairs/3 Get Top 65 Commonly Confused English Word Pairs businessenglishace.com QUOTE To cite QUOTE- QUOTATION QUOTATION A citation or act of citing
  12. 12. •! businessenglishace.com Clear up Confusing English Word Pairs Today! •Learn the difference between key confusing English word pairs. •Use the word correctly the first time! •Includes exercises to test your learning. •Check out now!

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