Cognates

A cognate is a word whose meaning is blatanly obvious because it exactly, or very closely, resembles an equivalent English word. The only difference between the two words lies in their pronunciation. In many instances, you can immediately recognize French words because Enlgish language has appropriated them. Here, for example, are some high frequency words you should find quite useful:

Words that are exactly the same:

  • adorable
  • boutique
  • bureau
  • certain
  • chef
  • client
  • content
  • date
  • minute (time)
  • note
  • permanent
  • photo
  • possible
  • route (road)
  • sandwich
  • service
  • soda
  • variable

Similar words are as follows:

  • adresse
  • américain
  • banque
  • bleu
  • cinéma
  • confortable
  • dictionnaire
  • difficile
  • docteur
  • famille
  • nécessaire
  • occupé
  • papier
  • personne
  • pharmacie
  • supermarché
  • téléphone
  • télévision