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English-Spanish Helpful Handouts For English Speakers Who Want To Learn Spanish

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Todays Spanish-English Cognate la calculadora Spanish and English have many similar words known as cognates. These words are constructed with the same base, or root word, which may come from Latin, Greek, or another language. You can expand you Spanish vocabulary quickly by using cognates. By studying cognates, you can use your knowledge of English to help you learn Spanish. Today we will focus on this Spanish-English cognate: la calculadora calculator As you can see, both words share the root calcula which comes from the Latin word calculare (to reckon, compute). Take a look at the sample sentences below. Please dont be overwhelmed by the complexity of the Spanish sentences. The English translation is provided. Una calculadora es un dispositivo que se utiliza para realizar clculos matemticos. (A calculator is a device used to perform mathematic calculations.) Esta calculadora permite efectuar clculos sencillos como suma, resta, multiplicacin y divisin. (This calculator can perform simple calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.) Las calculadoras especializadas realizan operaciones con races cuadradas. (Specialized calculators can perform operations with square roots.) Las calculadoras ms avanzadas pueden mostrar grficos. (The most advanced calculators can display graphics.) Esta calculadora no es lo suficientemente capaz para calcular logaritmos. (This calculator does not have the capability of calculating logarithms.) The sentences above may prove to be a little difficult depending on your experience with Spanish. Take a few minutes to practice pronouncing them out loud. Then, do the matching activity below. The sentences have been divided into two parts. 1. _____ Una calculadora es un dispositivo que 2. _____ Esta calculadora no es lo suficientemente capaz 3. _____ Las calculadoras especializadas 4. _____ Esta calculadora permite efectuar clculos sencillos 5. _____ Las calculadoras ms avanzadas a. pueden mostrar grficos. b. como suma, resta, multiplicacin y divisin. c. para calcular logaritmos. d. se utiliza para realizar clculos matemticos. e. realizan operaciones con races cuadradas.

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Here are some other Spanish words that are related to la calculadora.

verb calcular (to calculate)

noun clculo (calculation; calculus)

adjective calculador/calculadora (calculating)

adjective

adjective

calculable
(calculable)

incalculable
(incalculable)

Word Search Find the Spanish words in the puzzle. The words can appear horizontally, vertically, diagonally, forward, or backward. The answers are on page 4.

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LA CALCULADORA, EL CLCULO, CALCULABLE, CALCULADOR, CALCULADORA, CALCULAR, INCALCULABLE


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Here are some sentences using the words that are related to la calculadora. Calcular significa hallar la solucin a un problema mediante la suma, resta, multiplicacin, divisin, exponentes, o races cuadradas. (To calculate means to find the solution to a problem using addition, subtraction, multiplication, divisin, exponents, or square roots.) El clculo es una rama de la matemtica. (Calculus is a branch of mathematics.) Un clculo es una determinacin matemtica del tamao o cantidad de algo. (A calculation is a mathematical determination of the size or number of something.) l es astuto y calculador. (He is shrewd and calculating.) Ella es astuta y calculadora. (She is shrewd and calculating.) La casa tiene un valor calculable. (The house has a calculable value.) Esta coleccin de cuadros tiene un valor incalculable. (This collection of paintings has an incalculable value.)

Look at the sentences above. Fill in the blanks below with the correct word. 1. _________________________ significa hallar la solucin a un problema mediante la suma, resta, multiplicacin, divisin, exponentes, o races cuadradas. 2. _________________________ es una rama de la matemtica. 3. _________________________ es una determinacin matemtica del tamao o cantidad de algo. 4. l es astuto y _________________________. 5. Ella es astuta y ________________________. 6. La casa tiene un valor _________________________. 7. Esta coleccin de cuadros tiene un valor _________________________.

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Word Search Answers E L B A L U C L A C N I C E C A L C U L A B L E

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