You may think that learning vocabulary is a long difficult process but with this helpful trick you can almost instantly learn more than 1000 words.
The majority of words in Spanish that end with “-dad” can be made into English by changing the “-dad” into “-ty”
Habilidad - Ability
Seguridad – Security
Amazing, isn't it!? There are over 230 words which follow this pattern.
Additionally, we can add more than 320 cognates using the pattern “-cion” becomes “-tion”
Hibernación – Hibernation
Pronunciación – Pronunciation
For an additional 200 words you just need to remember that lots of words that end in “-ar” convert to “-ate”
Motivar – Motivate
Separar – Separate
Inmigrar – Immigrate
These cognates are as a result of the same language roots that English and Spanish occasionally share. Often there is an influence from Greek or Latin.
One final cognate that I will leave you with will add an extra 250 words to your now very large vocabulary. Words which end in “-ico” in Spanish are simply converted to “-ic” in English.