Why do French and English have so many cognates?

What is the hardest language to learn for English speakers?

The Hardest Languages To Learn For English Speakers

  1. Mandarin Chinese. Interestingly, the hardest language to learn is also the most widely spoken native language in the world. …
  2. Arabic. …
  3. Polish. …
  4. Russian. …
  5. Turkish. …
  6. Danish.

What’s a French cognate?

French cognates are words that are spelled the same in English and French. Words that are spelled almost the same, but not exactly, can be referred to as semi-true cognates.

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