Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Vocabulary Building with Cognates

Day 151 of My Italian Learning Journal*

At times it's a challenge to balance the time devoted to learning different Italian skills -- reading, writing, and listening. As I was spending some time working on my vocabulary building, I found an extensive list of "false friends" that I share here with any reader who may be working on learning Italian, as I am. The PDF list may also help Italian speakers who are working on learning English. I have found many words that have surprised me, as their appearances do not match their definitions. You may want to check out this useful resource, just click the Italian Virtual School icon at right. 

Ascolta Questo:
  • I "falsi amici" italiani sono interessanti.
    Italian "false friends" are interesting.
  • L'apprendimento degli affetti รจ un modo rapido per costruire un vocabolario in una nuova lingua.
    Learning cognates is a quick way to build a vocabulary in a new language.
  • Allo stesso tempo, uno studente deve guardare per i "falsi amici".
    At the same time the learner needs to watch for the "false friends."
  • I "falsi amici" possono sembrare simili ma avranno un significato moi diferente.
    The "false friends" may look similar but will have a very different meaning.
Alla prossima!

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*Note: This is my personal journal of daily practice in learning Italian. I welcome Italian grammar corrections. Grazie.

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