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15:24 Dec 26, 2000
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Transparent word
What is a transparent word? I have to do an exercise and it says: Underline the transparents words from the following text.

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nasimilar in form & meaningxxxLia Fail



35 mins
similar in form & meaning

In relation to translation, these are words that are similar in FORM & MEANING, unlike False Friends, which are similar in FORM only, but different in MEANING.

Example of a transparent word:

solidaridad = solidarity
transparente = transparent

Example of a false frind.

sensible (SP) = sensitive (ENG)

Note that sometimes words can be both at the same time, so context is important:

participación = participation, but also, in another context, could mean 'shares/shareholding'

xxxLia Fail
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 631

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