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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.

Free and Almost Free Spanish Loan Words:

You can also view this list of Spanish loan words with translations from English to Spanish. Words in bold added during the last update.

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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As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Spanish and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

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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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