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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (linguistics)
a. el cognado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Although these words have similar sounds and meanings, they are actually false cognates.Aunque estas palabras tienen sonidos y significados semejantes, realmente son falsos cognados.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (linguistics)
a. cognado
Since I already know Spanish and Italian, learning their cognate languages has been easy.Como ya sé hablar español e italiano, aprender sus idiomas cognados ha sido fácil.
3. (related)
a. afín
They got along so well, because they had very cognate interests.Se cayeron muy bien porque tenían intereses muy afines.
b. relacionado
Your argument isn't a dissent at all. Actually, it's more cognate to what we have already heard.Tu argumento no discrepa para nada. De hecho, está más relacionado con lo que ya hemos oído.
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cognate [ˈkɒɡneɪt]
cognado;with con; afín
cognado (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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