Lesson 3: Making Spanish Verbs from Cognates

Additional Resources

Word List for the CION-TION Cognate Trick

Exercise

Translate the following English verbs into Spanish using the TION/CION cognate trick. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. to educate

2. to observe

3. to reserve

4. to legalize

5. to facilitate

6. to create

7. to document

8. to contemplate

9. to imitate

10. to examine

11. to consult

12. to memorize

13. to participate

14. to pronounce

15. to transform

16. to inform

17. to motivate

18. to limit

19. to evacuate

20. to confirm

 

Answer Key

The answers are shown in blue

1. to educate – educar

2. to observe – observar

3. to reserve – reservar

4. to legalize – legalizar

5. to facilitate – facilitar

6. to create – crear

7. to document – documentar

8. to contemplate – contemplar

9. to imitate – imitar

10. to examine – examinar

11. to consult – consultar 

12. to memorize – memorizar

13. to participate – participar

14. to pronounce – pronunciar

15. to transform – transformar

16. to inform – informar

17. to motivate – motivar

18. to limit – limitar

19. to evacuate – evacuar

20. to confirm – confirmar

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