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Rated: E · Book · Educational · #2105953
One hundred facts that are interesting but ultimately useless.
#906243 added March 7, 2017 at 5:12pm
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False Friends
False Friends
- linguistics -

"False friends" is a linguistic term for a word in one language that sounds similar or is spelled similarly to a word from another language. However, the two words may have different connotations (e.g. English "demand" means "an order" vs. French "demande" means "a request") or different definitions altogether (e.g. English "rat" means "rodent" vs. Danish "rat" means "wheel").


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