Category: False Friends

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Neon Sign with Bad Habits, False Friends Sympathetic v Nice Realise v Accomplish

False Friends: Sympathetic v Nice, Realise v Accomplish

Found a word that sounds the same in English and your native language? Beware — you may have stumbled upon a false friend. At best, they make your English as clear as mud. At worst, they are downright embarrassing. False friends (or cognates) are words that look or sound similar in English and your native…
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Neon sign saying Bad Habits, with the text: False Friends, Control v Manage

False Friends: Control v Manage

Congratulations on your embarrassment! Confused? The Spanish word for pregnancy sounds like the English word embarrassed. With friends like these, who needs enemies? Found a word that sounds the same in English and your native language? Beware — you may have stumbled upon a false friend, the bane of multicultural content writers everywhere. At best,…
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