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German-English Cognates 4

You have probably noticed that German and English share many words that look or sound the same (cognates), because they share a common root. Recognizing the patterns that exist between the two languages can often help you guess the meanings of many words in German that you have never seen before.

This activity focuses on one of those patterns. Based on this information, see if you can find the correct English cognates of each of the German words. And then guess the pattern of correspondence between German and English.

(Note that consonants have much stronger correspondences than vowels.)
  • Before submitting and viewing the answers, look at your choices. What pattern of correspondences between German and English consonants can be observed above?

2 comments on “German-English Cognates 4
  1. fast translation says:

    Ich habe meisten die Pruhfungen gepasst 100%.
    Bitte, koennen wir mehr Pruefungen haben?

    Please don’t correct the mistakes!

  2. Tom says:

    Becher…. what a gem!

    When I were a lad we ( in worcestershire) would invite our friends to go down the pub for a “beaker” of our favourite brew….

    Mind you, we weren’t referring to any of that insipid german beer (of Pils/Czech origin) we had our own bilge to contend with …. Flowers ales from Stratford upon avon was the “Lieblingsgebräu”

    Vielen Dank; Ihre Website wird sehr geschätzt

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