8 correspondence and cognate patterns in Spanish vocabulary

Here are a list of Spanish cognate patterns. Words with these endings will find a similar correspondence in English

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-ancia usually corresponds to -ance -ancy

una distancia a distance

 

-ante usually corresponds to -ant

el instante the instant

 

-ción usually corresponds to -tion

la excepción the exception

 

-encia usually corresponds to -ence -ency

la evidencia the evidence

 

-ente usually corresponds to -ent

los continentes the continents

 

-io, -ía, -ia usually correspond to -y

un patrimonio a patrimony, a heritage

 

-ura usually corresponds to -ure

la literatura the literature

 

-mento usually corresponds to -ment

unos apartamentos some apartments


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