Translation of cognate in Spanish:


relacionado, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑɡˌneɪt/ /ˈkɒɡneɪt/

See Spanish definition of cognado


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    Linguistics cognado
    cognate with sth relacionado con algo
    afín a algo
    cognado con algo
    • English mother and German Mutter are cognate words.
    • There is an interesting but short section on the local adaptive value of cultural rules including dialects and cognate words.
    • However, many linguists think he chose cognate terms too broadly to bolster his reconstruction.
    • ‘Saxon’ is cognate with stranger in most Celtic languages, while ‘Welsh’ means foreigner in old Saxon.
    • The Greek ‘graphein’ (to write) and ‘grate’, ‘grind’ and even ‘scratch’ are probably cognate etymologically.


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    cognado masculine
    • It's a very old word, with cognates in most Germanic languages.
    • The word neshama is a cognate of nesheema, which means literally ‘breath.’
    • More than a dozen words and cognates are employed throughout the Old Testament for beauty.
    • The many lexical and grammatical cognates in English and Dutch probably give the Dutch learners of English a considerable head-start in the learning process.
    • The successful bilingual readers also mentioned strategies specific to bilingual contexts, such as use of cognates and translating.