Level A2 - True French-English Cognates

Learn how to pronounce more than 300 words that are spelled exactly the same in French and English!

Level A2 - True French-English Cognates

When you're learning a new language, a cognate is an easy word to remember because it looks and means the same thing as a word you already know. For this reason, recognizing cognates in written form is very easy. Though these words look alike and have the same meaning, the pronunciation is often very different. This can make it difficult to spot them while listening.

In this lesson, you will greatly increase your vocabulary in French by learning more than 300 true cognates. Pronunciation of each word is included, as well as a text to listen to while trying to identify as many cognates as you can.


Alphabetical lists of cognates

Audio recordings of all cognates according to alphabetical lists

French and English text including 36 cognates

Audio recording of cognates text

STEP 1 - Download alphabetical lists of cognates

STEP 2 - Listen to audio recordings of the list you're working on until you work your way through all of them. Pay close attention to the French pronunciation.

STEP 3 - Listen to the audio recording of the cognates text (don't read it yet). As you listen, see how many words you recognize that are the same in French and English.

STEP 4 - Download the cognates text and read along as you listen to the audio again.

This lesson is included in Love Learning Language's FRENCH PROGRAM FOR SELF-LEARNERS.

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Your Instructor

Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

Jennifer is originally from Louisiana, and has been teaching French for over 20 years. She has been living in France with her husband and children since 2013, and continues to teach French both online and locally. She completed a BA in French and English, and taught French and moved to France for a year before completing an MA degree in French literature and language. While living in the US, she taught French for 15 years at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men.

Course Curriculum

  True French - English Cognates
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