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Rezar — Re­cite

Rezar pray spanish english

The Span­ish for “to pray” is rezar. Al­though not ob­vi­ous at first, it is from the Latin recitare, from which we get the Eng­lish — sur­prise, sur­prise — re­cite. The “cit” group­ing was con­flat­ed in­to a “z” sound, so the Eng­lish (and Latin) r‑cit‑r maps to the Span­ish r‑z-r.

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