Free Spanish lessons 81 Spanish words you already know from EBC TEFL courses

We offer free Spanish lessons because some of our TEFL training centres are in Spanish speaking countries. Spanish is not a requirement for teaching, but it is very useful for everyday life outside the classroom.

We dedicate this series of free Spanish lessons to people who would like to know more about the Spanish language.

Our series of free Spanish lessons is designed by people who have learned Spanish as a foreign language. We have first hand experiences of the learning process.

Aside from learning some Spanish, you will also find these free Spanish lessons useful: 1) because they will enlighten you to English grammar and 2) they will enlighten you as to where and why Spanish speakers have problems when learning English.

81 Spanish words you already know

You may or may not know this but there are 81 Spanish words you already know. This beats starting from zero. The list of the 81 Spanish words is shown below.

Before reading through it note that most words are identical and a few have slight differences like an accent or one letter that is different. Example: area and área or photo and foto. The words are pronounced differently so to practice them you can use Google Translate. One word is a clear example of the “ñ” we mentioned in the ser and estar class. The Spanish word is cañón and the equivalent in English is canyon.

Not only are they spelled the same way, their meaning is the same.

IMPORTANT: There are words in Spanish that look very similar to words in English. Most have the same meaning, some do not. We’ll have a look at these words in a later lesson. If we add the 81 words to the very similar looking words, with a bit of memorising you’ll have a near instant Spanish vocabulary of around 300 words Not bad for a language you do not know!

EnglishSpanishEnglishSpanish
accidentalaccidentalidenticalhorrorhorroridentical
anacondaanacondaidenticalhospitalhospitalidentical
animalanimalidenticalhotelhotelidentical
areaáreaslightly differentideaideaidentical
audibleaudibleidenticalidealidealidentical
bananabananaidenticalimperialimperialidentical
banjobanjoidenticalimpossibleimposibleslightly different
cablecableidenticallaborlaboridentical
cafeteriacafeteríaslightly differentlegallegalidentical
cameracámaraslightly differentlunarlunaridentical
canalcanalidenticalmedicalmedicalidentical
candorcandoridenticalmetalmetalidentical
canyoncañónslightly differentmuscularmuscularidentical
casualcasualidenticalnatalnatalidentical
cerealcerealidenticalnaturalnaturalidentical
chocolatechocolateidenticalnavalnavalidentical
circularcircularidenticalnectarnéctarslightly different
colorcoloridenticalnormalnormalidentical
confusionconfusiónslightly differentoasisoasisidentical
controlcontrolidenticalpatiopatioidentical
coyotecoyoteidenticalperfumeperfumeidentical
debutdebutidenticalphotofotoslightly different
destructibledestructibleidenticalpianopianoidentical
digitaldigitalidenticalpopularpopularidentical
directordirectoridenticalradioradioidentical
dragondragónslightly differentregularregularidentical
electorelectoridenticalreunionreuniónslightly different
errorerroridenticalsecularsecularidentical
extraextraidenticalsensualsensualidentical
factorfactoridenticalsimilarsimilaridentical
familiarfamiliaridenticalsofasofáslightly different
finalfinalidenticalsolarsolaridentical
flexibleflexibleidenticaltelevisiontelevisiónslightly different
footballfutbolslightly differentterribleterribleidentical
funeralfuneralidenticaltripletripleidentical
gasgasidenticaltropicaltropicalidentical
golfgolfidenticaluniversaluniversalidentical
gradualgradualidenticalvalorvaloridentical
habitualhabitualidenticalvisiblevisibleidentical
honorhonoridenticalvulgarvulgaridentical
horriblehorribleidentical

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