Related English and Spanish words( not often mentioned)

Michael Thomas often points out this often in his lessons.
I remember he said. ‘por que’ is like ‘because’ but a direct translation
is ‘why’. The Spanish word verano is probably related to verander( a shade attached
to a house to keep out the sun). Como is related to Commissary.

In Spanish, I have to make these relationships myself without them being pointed out to me.
It is so much easier to remember words if the relationships are pointed out.I’m I putting to much
emphasis in memorising this way. I understand the importance of not putting to much time on
memerising individual words