German and English Cognates


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German and English share many words that look or sound the same. These are called cognates. See if you can find the English cognates of the German words below and make some generalizations about correspondences in German and English. Use a dictionary (Wörterbuch) for words you can not find.

List the English equivalent for each word.

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Because of these similarities, learning German is not only easy but can also give you new insights about the English language.