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Arabic’s Influence on Spanish

Written by Andrew

Explore the fascinating linguistic history of Spanish and discover how centuries of Islamic rule influenced the language, introducing numerous Arabic words still in use today. Uncover the shared heritage between Spanish and Arabic, and learn about the words that have faded from the vocabulary over time.

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Five Common “False Friends” Between English and Spanish and Their Histories

Written by Andrew

Discover the fascinating world of false cognates between English and Spanish in this informative article. From the surprising similarities between words like éxito and exit to the historical roots of misunderstandings, you’ll explore five common false cognates and gain a deeper understanding of these linguistic quirks.

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Why Does English Share So Many Cognates With Spanish?

Written by Andrew

Dive into the wild evolution of English, from Roman conquests to Norman invasions, and uncover how the English language was influenced by other languages to form similarities with Spanish and other Romance languages. It’s a linguistic rollercoaster that shaped the English we know and love today.