False Friends

October 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm | Posted in False Friends | Leave a comment

False Friends or False Cognates

English shares with other languages, such as Portuguese, thousands of cognates. Cognates are words that look nearly the same in both languages, because they have the same etymolog, i.e. the same origin.

 

falsos cognatos

 

These words can be quite confusing and lead to a lot of misunderstandings.

Opening doors can be quite confusing!push-pull2

 

 

 

 

 

Check the list below. It may help you.

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