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Free or Almost Free Spanish Loan Words

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If you are looking for some of the easiest to learn Spanish vocabulary, then look no further. This page contains words that are either the same between the Spanish and English languages, or words that are very similar. When words are the same, they are considered "free" because you already know them. When words are very similar, they are considered "almost free" because they are so similar, they should be easier to remember.

Scroll down for a look at our easiest to learn Spanish vocabulary. Random words that are the same or close have been added to this page, along with a list of the months of the year and the astrological signs, because they have obvious similarities between the languages.

Below the list of free or almost free words you'll find a series of books you can purchase focused on easy Spanish learning, a number of Spanish-themed articles and our current Spanish poll.

Do you happen to know of any other free or almost free loan words that blur the barrier between Spanish and English? Great! Free free to tell us about them in the comment section below or submit them to the site using the submit form at the bottom of the page.

Free and Almost Free Spanish Loan Words:

Whether you are learning about the Spanish loan words in South America, taking an online Spanish class, or plan to enrol yourself in one of the many Spanish language immersion schools, our English to Spanish dictionary is always being updated with new Spanish loan words which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Spanish.

View this list of Spanish loan words with translations from: Spanish to English or English to Spanish

(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our Twitter page: LearnSpanishCLT.)

Free Spanish Loan Words:

Ángel - Angel
Dragon - Dragon
El sofa - Sofa
No - No


Almost Free Spanish Loan Words:

Computadora - Computer
Decapitar - To decapitate
Delfín - Dolphin
Demonio - Demon
La familia - Family
La flatulencia - Flatulence
Hipopotamo - Hippopotamus
León - Lion
Telefono - Phone
Tigre - Tiger
Violeta - Violet


Many months of the year are almost free too!

Though not all completely free words, you can definitely see the similarities.

Enero - January (Not really free, but added to complete the set.)
Febrero - February
Marzo - March
Abril - April
Mayo - May
Junio - June
Julio - July
Agosto - August
Septiembre - September
Octubre - October
Noviembre - November
Diciembre - December


Many astrologicial signs are free too!

Some are exactly the same, the rest are pretty close.

Acuario - Aquarius
Aries - Aries
Cáncer - Cancer
Capricornio - Capricorn
Géminis - Gemini
Leo - Leo
Libra - Libra
Piscis - Pisces
Sagitario - Sagittarius
Escorpio - Scorpio
Tauro - Taurus
Virgo - Virgo

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The Fine Print

I don't speak Spanish myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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