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Spanish Words You Know that You Didn’t Know You Knew

I want you to realize that Spanish does not have to be hard to learn. Sometimes, it’s fantastically easy to learn with a little guidance. In addition to there being a ton of words that only need a slight change to turn them from English to Spanish, there are about a bazillion words in Spanish that are exactly the same, or nearly the same, as in English.

Examples of words that are the same in Spanish and English:

You can find the link to the flashcards for this vocabulary list here: http://sillyspanish.com/flashcards

album
el álbum
(ehl ahl-boom)

alcohol
el alcohol
(ehl ahl-koh-ohl)

angel
el ángel
(ehl ahn-hehl)

area
el área
(ehl ah-reh-ah)

aroma
el aroma
(ehl ah-roh-mah)

banana
la banana
(lah bah-nah-nah)

cereal
el cereal
(ehl sehr-eh-ahl)

chocolate
el chocolate
(ehl choh-koh-lah-teh)

hospital
el hospital
(ehl ohs-pee-tahl)

hotel
el hotel
(ehl oh-tehl)

ketchup
el ketchup
(ehl keht-choop)

mango
el mango
(ehl mahn-goh)

me
me
(meh)

melon
el melón
(ehl meh-lohn)

mosquito
el mosquito
(ehl moh-skee-toh)

no
no
(noh)

papaya
la papaya
(lah pah-pahy-ah)

pizza
la pizza
(lah pee-sah)

popular
popular
(poh-poo-lahr)

regular
regular
(reh-goo-lahr)

salami
el salami
(ehl sahl-ah-mee)

sandwich
el sandwich
(ehl sahnd-weech)

soda
la soda
(lah soh-dah)

tortilla
la tortilla
(lah tohr-tee-yah)