12 Identical Words in English and Spanish

Posted on May 23, 2019

 

By Emily Stallard, Owner at Orchid English

 

As some of you know, I’m learning Spanish at the moment. Some years ago, I learned Japanese and normally if you don’t know the word, you have to guess it from context or look it up.

 

Happily, in Spanish, often the word I want is similar to a word I know in English anyway. Recently, ready to learn a new word, I’ve had the lazy pleasure of discovering words which are identical in Spanish and English.

 

Sometimes I can’t believe the words are identical because they don’t seem like words that would be similar. When I say identical, this is in spelling only.

 

Anyway, if you are a native Spanish speaker or if you have a good command of the Spanish language, these 12 English/Spanish words are “buy one get one free”!

 

Collar

Cruel

Editorial

Inspector

Nostalgia

Panorama

Propaganda

Retina

Serial

Tractor

Tropical

Vulnerable

 

That was a list of my favourite words that are the same in Spanish and English, the ones I found the most surprising. Tractor? Could you believe it? There are even more than this – which ones do you know?

 

 

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