Differences in Spanish and English Spelling
Did you know that thousands of words that you so frequently use are English-Spanish cognates? These words can be used in both the English and Spanish languages. However, if you wish to ace Spanish spellings, you need to understand the difference of spellings of this language with that of English. Prefixes and Suffixes - '-tion' is '-cion' in Spanish | 'im-' is 'inm-' in Spanish | 'trans-' is 'tras-' in Spanish. Letters - 'c' or 'qu' used in place of k, except for some Greek words or names of places. 'th' is very rarely used in Spanish. It is usually replaced with t. Spanish does not use y as a vowel. Use of cua and cuo instead of qua" and 'quo.' The silent letters in English are often dropped in Spanish spellings. Use of es- for s- preceding a consonant. 'ph' is replaced with 'f' in Spanish spellings. Double letters in the spellings are avoided in Spanish Hyphens are not very frequently used in this language.