A lot of English words come from latin. So, if you are an English native speaker, you can learn a lot of Spanish vocabulary very easily thanks to “cognates”.
Real English cognates
The words below have the same etymological origin and are very similar in spelling and meaning.
the error / the mistake
False cognates or false friends are spelled the same or similar but mean completely different things.
As you can see, the Spanish language has traps there waiting for you, and if you’re not aware of them you could well end up feeling embarrassed.