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False cognates

There are many words in English which are similar in origin to those in other
languages. Specifically, the English spelling and pronunciation of those words are
sometimes quite close to those of their cognates in Spanish; sometimes, however,
they have very different meaning. These, we call false cognates.

Actual

Disgrace

Realise

Real

Deshonra

Darse cuenta

Advertise

Disgust

Parents

Avisar

Aversion,
repugnancia

Padres

Antiquity

Distress

Library

Antigüedad

Dolor, pena

Biblioteca

Cigar

Embarrass

Lecture

Puro

Apenado

Conferencia

Collar

Confidence

College

Cuello

Confianza

Universidad