Look for the Latin roots in Spanish and French words that may also be found English. This helps one remember vocabulary and appreciate the connection between languages!
Here are some examples!
1. Aprender is 'to learn' in Spanish (apprendre in French), which corresponds to the English word 'apprentice.'
2. Escribir is to write in Spanish (écrire in French), which corresponds to the English word 'scribe'
(escribe = he writes).
3. Dormir means 'to sleep' in Spanish (dormir in French as well), which corresponds to the English words 'dormitory' and 'dormant'.
4. Abrazar is 'to hug/embrace' in Spanish (embrasser in French), which corresponds to the English word 'embrace'. Keep in mind that in French it means a "kissing embrace" versus a "hugging embrace".
And there are many more! Please add to the list!
It is important to note that the Latin roots shared by an English, French and/or Spanish word will not mean that they have the same exact meaning. Instead, it will show that they are connected and can be used as a guide to help remember the new vocabulary word. It may be important to also point out how the words differ between the languages. For further information on this, and examples, read the posts below :)