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Group Description

"False Friends" are words that look very similar to those in another language, but don’t have the same meaning. They are language “traps” that every language learner should be aware of.

Think of this group as a community where members warn each other about “False Friends”.

☆A template for "False Friends" alerts☆
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[Lang1-Lang2]

Examples :
[English-French]
[Am. English-Br. English]
[Japanese- Mandarin]

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Friend1 <> Friend2
・[Lang1] Friend1 :
Meaning [Or the “true friend” in Lang2]

・[Lang2] Friend2 :
Meaning [Or the “true friend” in Lang1]

・Experience [Lang3] :
A hyperlink to an entry in your journal or to an external page, OR
A brief description about the “False Friend” you’re about to post.

☆Note☆
Please post your “False Friend” pair in the respective thread for your language pair. If your language pair hasn't been created, feel free to start a new thread =)

And to the newcomers, welcome to Lang-8!

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Feb 3, 2010

[Am. English-Br. English]

boot <> boot [Am. English] a boot : A sturdy shoe that covers the foot and part or all of the lower leg [boot] [Br. English] ...

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Feb 3, 2010

[English-French]

a photograph <> un photographe [English] a photograph : An image recorded by a camera [une photographie] [French] un photogr...

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Feb 3, 2010

[Japanese- Mandarin]

勉強 <> 勉强 [Japanese] 勉強 べんきょう : 学习 [Mandarin] 勉强miǎn qiǎng : 無理をすること

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May 3, 2009

[English-Spanish] embarassed <> embarasada

Embarassed does not equal Embarasado/a in Spanish! Embarasada means Pregnant!

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Feb 3, 2010

[English-Spanish]

excited <> excitado/a Excitado/a = Horny* Emocionado/a= Excited *I once made that mistake and it was hilarious. Good thing i...